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The Gift of Therapy


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Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is the author of Love's Executioner, Momma and the Meaning of Life, Lying on the Couch, The Schopenhauer Cure, When Nietzsche Wept, as well as several classic textbooks on psychotherapy, including The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, considered the foremost work on group therapy. The Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University, he divides his practice between Palo Alto, where he lives, and San Francisco, California.


"Yalom writes with the narrative wit of O. Henry and the earthy humor of Isaac Bashevis Singer." -- San Francisco Chronicle"[Yalom's] wise ideas are perfectly accessible." -- Publishers Weekly"Certainly helpful to therapists and patients, may also help any thoughtful person seeking to improve relationships with others and self-understanding." -- Booklist"For both the professional and the lay reader....In 85 short chapters, [Yalom] presents little pearls of ideas shaped from 35 years in practice....Yalom's latest is essential." -- Library Journal"I admired especially the humanity and humility which shine through this book....I would recommend this book to anyone but especially to those open to learning with the heart as well as the head." -- E. Thomas Dowd, The Counseling Psychology Quarterly"An absorbing guide" -- Boston Globe"Very much forward looking--a call to arms for the couch. . . . I'm struck by the man's unerring sense of humanity. . . . [Yalom is] a wizard, for whom no curtain is left drawn." -- Metro Times (Detroit)

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