A willingness to confess to his various mistakes in the course of treating patients made Dr. Yalom’s nonfiction bestseller, Love’s Executioner & Other Tales. Yalom weaves this central element of the plot with many other relationships. With Lying on the Couch, Irvin Yalom returns to many of the themes of his. Read “Lying On The Couch A Novel” by Irvin D. Yalom with Rakuten Kobo. From the bestselling author of Love’s Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept comes.

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If so, I missed it. That’s not necessarily a deal breaker for me; if a book is beautifully written, I’m willing to forgive a lot.

Lying on the Couch

Justin’s now abandoned wife, Carol, in a state of betrayal and desire for vengeance–she has a hateful attitude toward all psychiatrists after her psychotherapist of many years ago had an affair with her–decides lyinf enter therapy with Dr.

See 1 question about Lying on the Couch…. Interesting to read from a Psychiatrist’s perspective. Please review your cart. A Gentleman in Moscow. Such expectations are impossible to dispense with once one becomes aware of them; all we can do is declare them and carry on, I suppose. I did not enjoy this book. Much of this stuff is simply uninteresting, luing often it seems the author is so interested in the dynamics of their own profession that they forgot to explain to the reader lykng it is that they should care.


Also, why were the analysts mostly old men? Lists with This Book.

The Girl on the Train. Refresh and try again. And the Mountains Echoed. Not even a bit. Just couldn’t get passed the creepy old man therapist at the very beginning. The Gift of Therapy. Yalom 1 11 May 23, If the novel were a kind of multi-dimensional, multi-voiced lecture, what would my notes look like?

Lying on the Couch

The Remains of the Day. I loved “When Nietzche Wept,” another book by Yalom. Overall rating No ratings yet 0.

If not, this was an awfully drawn out experience to illustrate something I pretty much knew already. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

Plus that I hated couxh way it ends. His writing is usually beautiful, honest, reflective and incisive, but this novel is crude and vulgar he describes this as ‘burlesque’with two dimensional characters who are fundamentally unlikeable.

By clicking on “Submit” lyung agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Mar 14, Pia Bergqvist rated it it was ok.

Ernest Lash in the hope of seducing him. Unfortunately for psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, Yalom draws an unflattering portrait of this privileged world.


Lying on the Couch by Irvin D. Yalom (2 star ratings)

It felt skeezy to me. Perhaps their attentiveness is simply taken for granted. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. There are borderlines and there are borderlines. Creatures of a Day. To ask other readers questions about Lying on the Couchplease sign up.

Paperbackpages. As an existential therapist, Yalom explores the intersubjective between professional and patient, offering that the medical model of the doctor-patient relationship is more complicated and interesting than current academic views of boundaries and dual relationships suggest. I really enjoyed Love’s Executioner which is a collection of case studies. Exposing the many lies ualom 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.

I do not know why I just had. Fascinating, engrossing and relentlessly intelligent, it ultimately moves readers with a denouement of surprising humanity and redemptive faith. Place Published New York.