This title consists of eight case-studies of people the author has treated, including a woman of 67, obsessively pining with love for her 32-year-old previous therapist and a woman of 19 stone who has emotional difficulties because of her weight problem. Such stories reveal the diversity of human motivation.
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Irving D. Yalom is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Review:
Newsday"Love's Executioner is Yalom's wise, humane, stirring and utterly absorbing account of how 10 of his patients try to cope with what he calls 'existence pain'--the knowledge that death is inevitable, that each of us is ultimately alone, that life has no clear meaning, but that we nonetheless have the freedom 'to make our lives as we will'..... Irvin Yalom's book is charged with hope and generosity of spirit."
New York Times"Dr. Yalom demonstrates once again that in the right hands, the stuff of therapy has the interest of the richest and most inventive fiction."
Sunday Herald (Melbourne, Australia)"[Yalom's] honesty can be unnerving ... Love's Executioner offers a tragic, deeply felt vision of the human condition. In demystifying the therapist-patient encounter, Dr. Yalom brings us into broader territory: he reminds us of our need for intimacy and trust and the struggle necessary to achieve them."
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Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140128468
Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140128468
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