Dr. Andreasen’s new book, Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome, is much more than a sequel to The Broken Brain. In her new book, the author sets her sights even higher. Her lofty goal is to review and explicate the remarkable explosion of knowledge related to the neurobiology of mental illness that has occurred over the 17 years since the publication of The Broken Brain. Additionally, the bold new book is a powerful argument for Dr. Andreasen’s controversial assertion that scientific advances, recent and imminent, will lead us to "discover a brave new world in which mental illnesses, now painfully common, become infrequent and easily treated" (p. xi). To accomplish these daunting goals, she calls on her formidable skills as a writer, teacher, clinician, and scientist scholar and relentlessly presents fascinating and relevant information—compelling evidence to corroborate her exciting thesis. Irresistibly, the reader of Brave New Brain becomes drawn in, involved, informed, and, ultimately, convinced.