Madeline Levine, Ph. D., is a practicing psychologist in Marin County, California. She is the author of three books: Viewing Violence published in 1996, See No Evil: A Guide to Protecting Our Children from Media Violence published in 1998, and The Price of Privilege: how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids published in 2006. The first two books represent an analysis of the negative effects of media violence on child development. Her third book The Price of Privilege is a study of the psychological ailments plaguing teens from affluent families. The Price of Privilege is based not only on her 25 years of experience in treating such teens within Marin County (an affluent community within the San Francisco Bay Area) but also on her consultations with colleagues around the United States—particularly research psychologist Suniya S. Luthar -- as well as her review of the contemporary psychological research on the subject.