Florence Williams is a journalist and contributing editor to Outside magazine. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, and National Geographic among others. Her first book, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science and Technology. Williams lives in Washington, DC.
"A beautifully written, thoroughly enjoyable exposition of a major
principle of human life now supported by evidence in biology,
psychology, and medicine." -- Edward O. Wilson
"The Nature Fix by Florence Williams is an ideal holiday pick too, chock-full of insights about the health benefits of spending time in nature." -- Rohan Silva, Summer Reads 2017 - The Guardian
"... the author makes a compelling argument for time outdoors. She takes a refreshing approach, including 'forest bathing" (the Japanese custom of a sensory walk in the woods); ecotherapy in Scotland; and how nature can produce the same effects as mind-altering drugs. Thought-provoking and excellent." -- BBC Wildlife Magazine
"... impassioned and thorough exploration of nature's impact on our bodies, psyches and creativity..." -- The Irish Examiner