Mary Beth Pfeiffer | An Island Press Author

Mary Beth Pfeiffer

Mary Beth Pfeiffer was a reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal from 1982-2015 and is the author of Crazy in America: The Hidden Scandal of Our Criminalized Mentally Ill (Carroll & Graf Publishers/Basic Books, 2007). You can read more about Mary Beth and her investigation of Lyme disease at


The First Epidemic of Climate Change

"Superbly written and researched." Booklist"Builds a strong case." Kirkus Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before.