Lying on the Couch by Irvin D. Yalom
A Novel

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The highly respected author of Love's Executioner and When Nietzche Wept combines the authenticity of case history with the true artistry of fiction to create a novel in which an idealistic San Francisco therapist invents a new therapy--and outwits the scroundrels and skeptics who would do him in.

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Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is the author of "The Schopenhauer Cure", "Lying on the Couch", "Every Day Gets a Little Closer", and "Love's Executioner", as well as several classic textbooks on psychotherapy. "When Nietzsche Wept" was a bestseller in Germany, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Argentina, and Brazil with millions of copies sold worldwide. Yalom is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University, and he divides his practice between Palo Alto, where he lives, and San Francisco, California.
Published August 1, 1996 by Basic Books. 369 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a nice twist, Ernest's analytic supervisor, Marshal Streider, an upright, formal man who feels Ernest's commitment to complete honesty is naive, enters into an investment with a con man passing as a patient.

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Dr. Ernest Lash, who is, in fact, extremely earnest and given to wearing earth shoes and stained ties, decides to experiment with a new, more intimate therapeutic approach, unwittingly playing into the hands of Carol Leftman, a patient determined to ruin his professional reputation because he had...

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