"[Robert Levine] offers an intriguing set of examples of how frequently we experience multiple identities without recognizing them as such. . . . Out of these varied examples, Levine creates an engaging tapestry that illustrates how, often, what we think of as our fixed identity is an illusion. A provocative and convincing case of the malleability of what we think of as 'our self, which in reality is a multiplicity of characters' developed through time and circumstances." Kirkus Reviews
"Robert Levine's exhilarating journey in his classic A Geography of Time is amplified and nuanced in his new enchanting search for multiplexivity of the self. Witty, wise and wonderfully entertaining reading from its opening challenging paradox to its inspiring closing. It is surely a "must read" now selection." Philip G. Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and author of The Lucifer Effect?
"In this fascinating exploration of the human self, Robert Levine--one of psychology's great writers-blends mind-bending case stories (à la Oliver Sacks) with the insights of psychological science. Read this and prepare to have your self-understanding challenged and expanded." David G. Myers, Hope College and coauthor of Psychology, 11th Edition
"Combining solid research with charming anecdotes, Levine has provided us with a wise, witty, and provocative analysis of the many selves we each walk around with but often fail to understand." Elliot Aronson, author of The Social Animal and coauthor of Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me)
"From page one, Robert Levine opens a fascinating and thoroughly engaging window on scientific research on the self. His recounting of the science is state of the art while being spellbindingly human. Time and again, I wanted to shout 'yes, that's it!' I found this a deeply enriching and remarkably real book." Harry Reis, University of Rochester
"Stranger in the Mirror is the most engaging book I have encountered in a long time. The content is thoroughly delicious and Robert Levine writes with compelling clarity." David Dunning, University of Michigan