Lying on the Couch

Lying on the Couch

A Novel

Book - 1996
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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.
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, c1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780465042951
0465042953
Branch Call Number: FIC/YALOM
Characteristics: vii, 369 p. ; 24 cm.

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nofasternan
Oct 17, 2017

After reading "Staring at the Sun", Yalom's masterful description of how he helps patients overcome their fear of death, I expected to be similarly thrilled by his book, "Lying on the Couch". I liked the logic of experiential psychotherapy practiced by the (well named) Ernest. Found the financial misadventures of Marshall, the villainous classical psychoanalyst, unrealistic and out of the spirit of the rest of the story. Still, the book is a pleasure to read like all Yalom's writings.

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msemos
Aug 02, 2015

the plot is a bit predictable with good winning in the end. it gives an informative view of therapists and their actions and thoughts. well worth reading

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marchjenn
Mar 02, 2016

marchjenn thinks this title is suitable for 24 years and over

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