Andrew Erdman, LCSW


My Writing

In addition to being a mental health professional, I have also written books, web copy, magazine articles, television programming, and an assortment of other content products. Here is a list of some of my writings:


Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay. First-ever biography of America's most popular live entertainer from 1905-1915. Cornell University Press, 2012.

Blue Vaudeville: Sex, Morals, and the Mass Marketing of Amusement, 1895-1915. McFarland Publishing, 2004.


"The Powerless Therapist and the Helpless Borderline: Acceptance, Aloneness, and Dyadic Joining."Psychoanalytic Social Work, 1 June 2017, 1-17;

BOOK REVIEW: Champagne Charlie & Pretty Jemima: Variety Theatre in the Nineteenth Century, by Gillian M. Rodger. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield, IL: Universiry of Illinois Press. 2010. In: American Studies v. 52, no. 1.

"Edward Bernays and the ‘Golden Jubilee of Light’: Culture, Performance, Publicity," Theatre Annual: A Journal of Performance Studies, 40, 1996, 49-64.

"From Frank Fay to Jimmy Stewart: Broadway, Hollywood, and the Construction of Creativity,"Theatre Studies, 41, 1996, 13-28.

"Mary Coyle Chase: A Bibliography of Critical and Biographical Sources,"Bulletin of Bibliography, 52, (no. 4), Dec. 1995, 307-11.

"The New Financial Advice Books: Wisdom and Hokum from the Gurus of Wall Street," (Book Reviews), Diversions, Apr. 1993, 25-29.

"Preface,"The Hollywood Job-Hunter's Survival Guide, by Hugh Taylor. Los Angeles: Lone Eagle Publishing, 1993.

"Wheels of Fortune Turn in Jeff City," National Lampoon, Apr. 1992, 56-59.

"Ignorant Intellectuals Are Our Biggest Problem" (interview with Allan Bloom), Fortune, 26 Mar. 1990, 148.

Researcher and Writer, The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, Second Edition, New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.