In the early 1990s, Martin Gold, a New York City psychiatrist, and sometime theater actor, reinvents his medical practice for those he classifies as artists; the result is The Artists’ Psychiatric Factory. As Martin counsels his diverse and talented patients, he hopes to keep them directed toward their artistic pursuits as well as help them come to grips with the psychiatric issues that hinder their lives.
Dr. Gold faces intense financial difficulties but he forges on, driven by his ultimate goal to be a patron of the arts. Other arts-related endeavors emerge, and he opens the Artists’ Casting Factory and a gallery. Along the way readers will empathize with characters portrayed in fascinating therapy sessions and captivating out-of-the-office experiences.
With all the good and positive work, certain troubling incidents call into question the doctor's behavior, and this well-crafted story takes a turn in another direction. Even though Martin's three ‘factories’ are helping many New York City artists, and he is considered a patron of the arts, Martin Gold must make a decision that will change his life forever.
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Published August 1, 2012
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