Susan Linn

Susan Linn is a psychologist, award-winning ventriloquist, and a world-renowned expert on creative play and the impact of media and commercial marketing on children. She was the Founding Director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (now called Fairplay) and is currently research associate at Boston Children’s Hospital and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The author of Consuming Kids, The Case for Make Believe, and Who’s Raising the Kids? (all published by The New Press), she lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

News and Reviews


Read an excerpt from Who’s Raising the Kids? at MindShift.

New York Times Book Review

Read a review of Susan Linn’s “engrossing and insightful” Who’s Raising the Kids? in the New York Times Book Review.


Read an interview with Dr. Susan Linn about Who’s Raising the Kids? in Parents magazine.

Publishers Weekly

Read a starred review of Who’s Raising the Kids? in Publishers Weekly.

Books by Susan Linn

The Case for Make Believe
Saving Play in a Commercialized World

Susan Linn

Consuming Kids
The Hostile Takeover of Childhood

Susan Linn

Who’s Raising the Kids?
Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children

Susan Linn