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This book is a concise, biography of Sigmund Freud's life and his ideas that was purposefully designed for reading in one to two hours. Freud was brilliant, ambitious, driven, energetic, and a prolific writer. He was also vain, self-seeking, arrogant, petty, chauvinistic, with an exaggerated sense of his self-worth. While he was all of the things and more he was also a giant of contemporary scientific thought, whose work changed the world. Though in overall decline as a diagnostic and clinical practice, psychoanalysis remains influential within psychology, psychiatry, and psychotherapy, and across the humanities. However, Freud's work will continue to influence western scientific thought and culture far into the future.
The narrative was engaging and enjoyable. The text revealed a very complex person and his ideas in a remarkably clear and understandable manner. Further, it provides the reader with a better understanding of the issues surrounding the efficacy of his ideas.