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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Sep 23, Joanna rated it it was ok Shelves: If not, this was an awfully drawn out experience to illu I did not enjoy this book.

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In fact, the dialogue is frequently painful. However, with the exception of the protagonist, Ernest, the characters are bland, forgettable, and unmemorable, with poorly written dialogue Shelly in particular, especially when he said “Capiche” No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! 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.

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

Sorry but I am not as impressed as I should be. A Language of Life, 3rd Edition. His fictional therapist seeks to have his emotional needs met coich his patients, until he finds a former fling to meet his sexual needs, thus freeing him to become more focussed in his clinical work with an ‘attractive borderline’ patient.

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As the novel opens, we meet a smart, somewhat smug and self-absorbed Dr. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That’s exactly what I meant earlier when I talked about the dangers of diagnosis. Creatures of a Day.

I can see why other reviewers liked it. If so, I missed it. The title should be at least 4 characters long. I must admit that reading about all of these horrifying analysis experiences helped to hammer home the central message.

Carol is an attorney, cohch smart. But you have to be bold and creative enough to fashion a new therapy for each patient.

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You’ve successfully reported this review. The languge is lacking in flow and comes off as lifeless. My partner asked me why I insisted on reading the whole thing. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

How to write a great review. The story not sure what te is, even though I gave it the pages I always give a book before giving up on it is constantly interupted by speaches about the philosophy of psychotherapy.


I did not enjoy this book. The Hate U Give. I’ll update my review when I have a response. This book leaves me in the middle of the action with no clue of what will happen next. From the bestselling author of Love’s Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept comes a provocative exploration of the unusual relationships three therapists form with their patients. Feb 03, Kelly rated it it was ok.

That what you said? Early in the novel, a male patient, Justin, who has been working with Ernest for several years, announces that he is leaving his wife, Carol, for another woman.

Ambitions and passions of individual professionals are present in the work of psychoanalysts. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. For me, however, the pace at which anything happened was mind-numbingly slow.

On Becoming a Person. She wishes to expose him as a charlatan, and destroy his career. The Woman in the Window. The central plot concerns Ernest, a fairly annoying therapist with a high opinion of his own abilities, and his relationship with a patient named Carol.

The Body Keeps the Score. Who is giving, who is receiving? And sex is not the only tricky boundary that Yalom explores. The Noise of Time.