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Should You Leave?: A Psychiatrist Explores Intimacy and Autonomy -- And the Nature of Advice

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ISBN13: 9780140272796
ISBN10: 0140272798
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In his phenomenal bestseller Listening to Prozac, Peter Kramer explored the makeup of the modern self. Now, in his superbly written new book, he focuses his intelligent, compassionate eye on the complexities of partnerships and why intimacy is so difficult for us. With the art of a novelist and the skill of a brilliant psychiatrist, Kramer addresses advice seekers struggling with such complex questions as:
  • How do we choose our partners?
  • How well do we know them?
  • How do mood states affect our assessment of them and theirs of us?
  • What does "working on a relationship" truly entail?
  • When should we try to improve a relationship, and when should we leave?
Equally at home with Shakespeare, Emerson, and Kierkegaard as it is with Freud and Jung, Should You Leave? is a literary tour de force from a uniquely insightful observer and a profoundly resonant and helpful approach to resolving dilemmas of the heart.

Review:

"Written with a keen ear for narrative, this nonfiction title reads more like well-written fiction: smooth as silk. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Kramer has a talent for developing fascinating characters and engaging cases and for translating complex schools of clinical thought into language that a broad audience can understand." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Full of plenty of other insights garnered from literature and the social sciences...Kramer's book about how psychotherapy works has much substance. It is easy to learn a lot from it." Booklist

Review:

"Beautifully illustrating the passion, curiosity, intellect, and sensitivity therapists bring to their work, Kramer has produced a tour de force, a book of non-advice more illuminating than any how-to could ever be." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

From the author of "Listening to Prozac" comes a literary tour de force and a profoundly resonant approach to resolving the dilemmas of the heart.

About the Author

Peter D. Kramer received his M.D. from Harvard. A clinical professor of psychiatry at Brown University, he has a private practice in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the author of Moments of Engagement: Intimate Psychotherapy in a Technological Age and the landmark bestseller Listening to Prozac. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other national publications.

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crowyhead, March 15, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This one took some explaining to my partner -- I'm not intending to leave him, nor have I even entertained the suggestion, but I enjoyed Kramer's Listening to Prozac and Against Depression so much that I wanted to seek out his other work. Like Kramer's other books, this one is much more than it seems on the surface -- it looks like just another self-help book for couples in trouble. But instead it's a hefty rumination on the nature of relationships and the idea of advice vs. psychotherapy. It's definitely worth reading, and it gave me a lot to think about.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140272796
Author:
Kramer, Peter D.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Family Therapy
Subject:
Marital psychotherapy
Subject:
Marital conflict
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Couples & Family
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
105-584
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.08x5.36x.77 in. .65 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 320 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140272796 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Written with a keen ear for narrative, this nonfiction title reads more like well-written fiction: smooth as silk. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Kramer has a talent for developing fascinating characters and engaging cases and for translating complex schools of clinical thought into language that a broad audience can understand."
"Review" by , "Full of plenty of other insights garnered from literature and the social sciences...Kramer's book about how psychotherapy works has much substance. It is easy to learn a lot from it."
"Review" by , "Beautifully illustrating the passion, curiosity, intellect, and sensitivity therapists bring to their work, Kramer has produced a tour de force, a book of non-advice more illuminating than any how-to could ever be."
"Synopsis" by , From the author of "Listening to Prozac" comes a literary tour de force and a profoundly resonant approach to resolving the dilemmas of the heart.

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