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The Thief of Happiness: The Story of an Extraordinary Psychotherapy

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Publisher Comments:

"Compulsively readable."

Francine Prose, O: The Oprah Magazine

The Thief of Happiness is the story of a seven year therapy between the author and the mysterious Dr. Sing—a therapy that was part cult of two, part enchantment, and part love story. In an age when the great and subtle gifts of therapy are downplayed in favor of psychopharmacology, Friedman has written the most detailed and vivid portrayal yet of what actually goes on between therapist and patient.

"[S]trangely profound. . . . [an author] with a great eye for detail."

—Joshua Wolf Shenk, The Washington Post

"[E]xcellent in the way H.D.'s [Tribute to Freud] is: it illuminates the intricate, murky relationship between therapy and real life . . . Friedman is at her best when relaying the delicately nuanced exchanges that occur between the patient and therapist. . . . The book could, like Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird, develop a cult following."

—Publishers Weekly

"The memoir is sometimes dismissed as a genre for the self-absorbed and self-pitying, yet The Thief of Happiness is neither. . . . An impressive accomplishment and a fine addition to the existing literature on therapy."

—Carmela Ciuraru, Forward

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807072424
Subtitle:
Depression, Psychotherapy, and Enchantment
Author:
Friedman, Bonnie
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Psychotherapy
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Psychotherapy -- Counseling.
Subject:
Analysands.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Copyright:
Series Volume:
v.98
Publication Date:
20020113
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
276 p.
Dimensions:
9.29x6.36x1.03 in. 1.17 lbs.

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