Lying On The Couch Lying On The Couch

Lying On The Couch

A Novel

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Publisher Description

From the bestselling author of Love's Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept comes a provocative exploration of the unusual relationships three therapists form with their patients. Seymour is a therapist of the old school who blurs the boundary of sexual propriety with one of his clients. Marshal, who is haunted by his own obsessive-compulsive behaviors, is troubled by the role money plays in his dealings with his patients. Finally, there is Ernest Lash. Driven by his sincere desire to help and his faith in psychoanalysis, he invents a radically new approach to therapy -- a totally open and honest relationship with a patient that threatens to have devastating results.

Exposing the many lies that are told on and off the psychoanalyst's couch, Lying on the Couch gives readers a tantalizing, almost illicit, glimpse at what their therapists might really be thinking during their sessions. Fascinating, engrossing and relentlessly intelligent, it ultimately moves readers with a denouement of surprising humanity and redemptive faith.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2014
March 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Basic Books
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Maria Venardis ,

Spell-binding book

A phenomenal read that keeps you turning the page. This book has all the right ingredients for a true narrative adventure. The characters presented, along with their complex interwoven stories and secrets, explore the deepest and most hidden parts of the human psyche and reveal the shared truth within us all. In a world of sinners and saints, Irvin Yalom, masterfully illustrates the very blurred and blended lines between the two. A masterpiece.

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