Jim Gottstein

The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights)

406 G St., Suite 206
Anchorage, AK 99501 USA
(907) 274-7686

Review in the Journal of Critical Psychology, Counseling and Psychotherapy, by Harriet Vogt, Autumn, 2022.

The book reads like a docudrama, it’s that vivid. . . . The issues
it raises will resonate in your own moral conscience long after you have read the last page.

Review in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, by Michael Warren Cornwall, PhD, January, 2022

In Gottstein’s lawyerly fashion, he presents a convincing and methodical case about the national Zyprexa scandal he ignited, while his narrative reads like a nonfiction thriller exposé of David and Goliath proportions, where a psychiatric survivor lawyer from Alaska takes on one of the biggest corporations in the United States.

OnlineBookClub Review of The Zyprexa Papers, by Tim Toby, January 11, 2022.

The Zyprexa Papers by Jim Gottstein is a gem of a book. A captivating and magical read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book from start to finish because its content is something I can relate to. When I was a kid, my mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and she was forced to take all kinds of drugs that did not help her; they actually made it worse . . . This is a fantastic book, and I had a fantastic time reading it. There was absolutely nothing I disliked about this book.

The Zyprexa Papers, by David Antonuccio, PhD, Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 22, Number 2, 2020, April 2021.

You don’t have to be an activist to appreciate this book. But you do have to be someone who cares about your fellow humans who might be harmed at the altar of corporate greed. If you fall into that category, then you’ll want to read this book.

Outing Drug Company Corruption Comes at a Cost, by Maryanne Demasi, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, December 29, 2020.

Harvard-trained lawyer Jim Gottstein is the author of the new book, The Zyprexa Papers. It is a compelling, first-hand account of how a humble attorney from Alaska manages to expose the rot inside one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world. . . . In my view, the most important aspect of the book – and why it is worth reading – is that it highlights the obligation of doctors to become fully informed about the harms of antipsychotic drugs and raises awareness of the circumstances in which a patient’s right to consent to a medical therapy is violated.

Book Review, The Zyprexa Papers, by Don Weitz, Asylum, Winter 2021.

The Zyprexa Papers should serve as a worldwide alert, a wakeup call about the pandemic of health crises and deaths caused and covered up by Big Pharma.

The Zyprexa Papers is not simply about the harm done by blockbuster psychiatric drugs and drug company illegal marketing. It is also about the perversion of the U.S. legal system, as Gottstein illuminates the courts’ use of secrecy orders in settlement agreements to the detriment of the public. 

The Zyprexa papers, by David Healy, Psychosis, June 19, 2020

Many people coming to this book might figure that the Bigley saga plays second fiddle to what is after all called The Zyprexa Papers. A switch from the dizzying heights of New York courtroom drama to an Alaskan backwater. But Bill Bigley’s case is the beating heart of this book. The Zyprexa papers are the bait for Gottstein’s masterly portrayal of how the system treated Bill and will treat you and anyone you know who comes into contact with it.

Heroes and Villains Populate the Pages of “The Zyprexa Papers”, by Susan Rogers, Key Update, May 18, 2020.

“The Zyprexa Papers” is a deep dive into the Bizarro World of psychiatry, Big Pharma, and the judicial system. As Jim writes, “To me, it is crystal clear locking people up and drugging them against their will is not ‘for their own good’ but instead very harmful to them. One of my goals in writing this book is to show this truth.” Mission accomplished.

David Healy, MD, Review on Samizdat Health Writer’s Co-operative, March 21, 2020.

Gottstein waited 7 years to finish this book. It takes a certain amount of time and distance to write a book as good as this.

The Zyprexa Papers by Jim Gottstein, Eric Maisel, PhD., February 4, 2020.

The Zyprexa Papers. Sounds like a thriller starring Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts. It’s not. It’s the riveting account of Alaska attorney Jim Gottstein’s encounter with the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, a battle centered around Eli Lilly’s wanton misuse of the drug Zyprexa.

Big Pharma Meets Big Diagnosis, Big Courts, and Big Psychiatric Hospitals, by Paula J. Caplan, PhD, Mad in America, January 31, 2020.

Jim Gottstein’s blockbuster new book, The Zyprexa Papers, is essential reading. It should be required reading for every well-meaning friend or family member of someone who suffers emotionally, as well as for legislators who genuinely want to weed out corruption and harm.

Big Pharma: drugging involuntary psychiatric patients, by Tom Sandborn,, July 2, 2020.

The Zyprexa Papers is a book that should be read by anyone who cares about freedom and human decency. Gottstein lifts the veil of secrecy that shrouds far too much of Big Pharma’s malign impact on human rights and human health. Reviews


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