Don’t Think, Dear- pub date Feb 28, 2023
11/7/22, Canadian Jewish News (review): “A nuanced portrait”
11/28/22, Publisher’s Weekly (review): “This will deepen readers’ understanding of the insular world of ballet.”
12/1/22, Library Journal (review): “Robb immerses readers in the dance milieu and what sacrifices are made for a beautiful fantasy… captures ballet’s romance as well as its dark and traumatic side.”
12/13/22, Zibby Mag: Zibby’s Most Anticipated Books of 2023
12/21/22, Kirkus (review): “At once a tribute to the art form that shaped her and an exploration of a ‘beautiful pain cult’…An elegantly incisive, meditative work.”
1/1/23, The New Statesman: What to read in 2023
1/4/23, The Independent: The best books to read in 2022
2/2/23, ABC News: 15 February reads you can’t help but fall in love with
2/14/23, Broadway Direct: Best theater books of the month
2/18/23, The Times (UK) (review): “She brings a welcome academic rigour to the subject, clearly born of deeply held emotions….In a poignant parallel narrative, Robb reveals what happened to the girls in her class at the School of American Ballet.”
2/22/23,The Guardian (review): The beauty and cruelty of ballet
2/24/23, The New York Times: Letting go of her ballet dream
2/27/23, Pointe: Interview
2/28 (March issue), Vogue (excerpt): My whole life was ballet–what did it mean to give it up?
2/28/23, Fjord Review (interview): What Ballet Leaves Behind
3/2/23, The Atlantic (excerpt): What ballet taught me about my body
3/2/23, Jezebel (excerpt): In ballet, pain really is beauty
3/3/23, The Independent: Our weekend arts and culture picks
3/3/23, Telegraph (profile): The ex-ballerina exposing a world of shame, abuse and sexual assault
3/4/23 (March issue), The Nation: Mind and Body: The domineering logic of ballet
3/5/23, MSNBC “American Voices” (interview): Former ballerina on toxicity in ballet world
3/7/23 (March issue), Vanity Fair (books round-up): “A beautiful, difficult and compelling memoir”
3/7/23, The Independent (interview): Alice Robb on how would-be ballerinas are taught to be thin, silent and submissive
3/12/23, The Observer (review): A thoughtful memoir casts a critical eye on ballet
3/14/23, Washington Post (review): Ballet begins with a dream. Too often, it turns into a nightmare.
3/14/23, NPR‘s “Here and Now” (mention): Can we still love ballet in the #MeToo era?
3/17/23, The Times Literary Supplement (review): More anchorite than athlete: A study of ballet focusing on ‘the women who didn’t make it’
Why We Dream (US)
7/5/18, The Cut (interview): Why don’t we dream about our smartphones?
7/12/18, The Cut (interview): Why you keep having the same work stress dream over and over
7/13/18, CBS News segment
9/3/18, Vogue: 17 new books you won’t want to miss this fall
9/11/18, LitHub: The ultimate fall 2018 books preview
9/18/18, Elle: The 28 best books to read in fall 2018
9/18/18, The Atlantic (mention): The unknowable enigma of babies’ dreams
10/8/18, Spirituality & Health: review
11/1/18, TIME: Best new books to read in November
11/2/18, The Cut (interview): How to recover from a night of bad dreams
11/10/18, New York Times Sunday Review (excerpt): Why do you keep dreaming you forgot your pants? It’s science.
11/16/18, TIME (excerpt): People say it’s boring to talk about a dream you had. Here’s why you should do it anyway.
11/20/18, Wired (excerpt): Lucid dreaming: This retreat can train your nighttime visions
11/20/18, Interview with NPR’s On Point
11/20/18, Vice (excerpt): Dreams can help people deal with grief and breakups
11/21/18, The Cut: How to actually interpret your dreams
11/21/18, Interview with Gretchen Rubin
11/26/18, NPR (review): Why We Dream is a cogent, spirited defense of dreams and dream-telling
11/26/18, “60-Second Book Excerpt” in New York magazine
11/28/18, Bustle: 12 books about sleep to help you get the rest you need
12/1/18, New York Post (review): How dreaming makes you fitter, smarter and happier
12/2018, BookPage: review
12/2018, Lapham’s Quarterly: excerpt
12/2018, BookPage (interview): Dream weaver
12/7/18, The Verge (interview): How scientists are studying dreams in the lab
12/10/18, The New Yorker (review): Why we sleep, and why we often can’t
12/17/18, The Miami Herald (syndicated in The Charlotte Observer, The Sacramento Bee etc): Move over, book club. Dream groups are taking over.
12/21/18, Minneapolis Star Tribune: 5 hot books
12/21/18, The Cut: The best health and science books of 2018
12/27/18, Longreads (interview): The science of dreaming
1/2/19, The Guardian: Top 10 books about insomnia
1/3/19, TODAY: 6 books to add to your 2019 reading list
1/5/19, The New York Times (mention): The genius of insomnia
1/31/19, Broadly: Why people can’t stop talking about their extremely boring dreams
2/7/19, KQED (interview): Mining the mystery of why we dream
12/15/19, The Washington Post, Ever wondered why we dream?
3/5/20, New York Public Library blog: Great books about sleep that are worth losing sleep over
4/2/20, The Cut: Why am I having weird dreams during the coronavirus pandemic?
4/7/20, Jezebel (interview): I had a sex dream about Eric Trump and I was so disturbed I called a dream expert
9/30/20, HuffPost (interview): What does it mean when you dream about work?
Why We Dream (UK & International)
11/1/18, The London Evening Standard: The best new books to read this November
12/28/18, The Times of London: The Times selects the biggest non-fiction books of 2019
2/11/19, The Guardian: From the cardiologist to the baker: How busy people manage sleep
3/21/19, Stylist: Why it’s never too late to chase your dreams
3/22/19, The Times (review): Decoding messages from the land of nod
4/14/19, The Observer (interview): “When we dream, we have the perfect chemical canvas for intense visions“
6/6/19, The New Statesman (excerpt): On the pleasure of lucid dreaming
9/22/19, BBC Radio 3 (interview): The music of the night
1/18/20, The Daily Mail: Bedtime reading: five books that will give you insight into your dreams
1/29/20, The New Statesman (mention): The insomnia problem
3/24/20, Vogue (interview): It turns out your anxiety dreams could have hidden benefits
5/13/20, The New Statesman (interview): Dreaming of covid-19
5/16/20, Vogue (interview): Does anyone else keep dreaming about their ex during lockdown?
7/29/20, The Sunday Post (interview): Pandemic dreams
3/21/21, The Digital Human podcast (BBC 4): Dreams