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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The Art of Loving. The main plot did not become interesting to me until the end, and the te plots bored me to tears. Published July 18th by Harper Perennial first published Troppo forzato e artificioso.

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. A whole LOT of explicit sexual description of patient and at times therapist fant A disappointment overall. Paperbackpages. Real reminder why popular literature is as bad as chips in a bag. Feb 03, Kelly rated it it was ok. Not even a bit. Quotes from Lying on the Couch. I do not know why I just had.

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The title should be at least 4 characters long. I am usually a huge fan of Yalom’s books, but this one just didn’t it for me, I made it through the first pages without issue but lost yaalom at the characters and long winded explanations of the workings of psychiatry as an institution.


Plus that I do not consider it an end yalo, lets you wonder what will happen next, or that makes you imagine stories of how this story could finish. 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. Is there more to it as presented in this book?

It had some redeeming moments he sure can write therapy process well, and I marked several passages that quite effectively and beautifully describe certain therapeutic techniques but on the whole I found myself sifting through a lot of dirt and muck to get to what was worthwhile.


Feb 18, Jess rated it it was ok. Seymour is a therapist of the old school who blurs the boundary of sexual propriety with one of his clients. It was ok, but I had so much more expectations from it. To ask other readers questions about Lying on the Couchplease sign up. If not, this was an awfully drawn out experience to illu I did not enjoy this book. 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.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Jan 11, Lee Kofman rated it it was ok.

Some years later, one of Ernest’s patients, a timid, obsessive man, leaves his wife for a younger woman. Man’s Search for Meaning. These are anecdotes, not lessons for life. Refresh and try again. A Gentleman in Moscow. But these initial intrigues never develop into anything of deeper thematic interest.


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I only made it coucn couple hours into the audio version, which is about 15 hours long. His fictional therapist seeks to have his emotional needs met by 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.

After this book, though, I think I’ll stick to his non-fiction. I loved “When Nietzche Wept,” lylng book o Yalom. She wishes to expose him as a charlatan, and destroy his career. 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” That’s not necessarily a deal breaker for me; if a book is beautifully written, I’m willing to forgive a lot.

Within the first 50 pages, I knew what was going to happen in the next pages.

But this is not beautifully written. Mar 06, Alex rated it it was ok. The Gift of Therapy.