"Clark is an enthusiastic young writer who has the seat of his intellectual pants hooked on the horns of an interesting conflict." - P.J. O'Rourke, New York Times Book Review.

The Author

Taylor Clark is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of two books, Nerve and Starbucked.


Nerve draws upon cutting-edge science and painstaking reporting to explore the very heart of panic and poise. Using a wide range of case studies, Clark overturns the popular myths about anxiety and fear to explain why some people thrive under pressure, while others falter - and how we can go forward with steadier nerves and increased confidence.

Starbucked is the story of how our fine nation threw off the cruel reign of flavor crystals and acrid diner coffee, and opted instead for the cruel reign of designer four-dollar lattes.


Clark writes on psychology, culture, and more for Slate, GQ, Psychology Today and other publications. See his portfolio.