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Tales from the Couch: Writers On Therapy By Jason Shinder,

  • Title: Tales from the Couch: Writers On Therapy
  • Author: Jason Shinder
  • ISBN: 9780380976140
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In recent years, psychotherapy has become a widely accepted and even popular form of treatment for mental and emotional troubles Whether seeking guidance, comfort, help, or just some small measure of peace, people than ever are going, to the therapist s couch for the talking cure The literary artist is no exception In fact, the writer whose life in many casesIn recent years, psychotherapy has become a widely accepted and even popular form of treatment for mental and emotional troubles Whether seeking guidance, comfort, help, or just some small measure of peace, people than ever are going, to the therapist s couch for the talking cure The literary artist is no exception In fact, the writer whose life in many cases serves as inspiration for his or her work is in an ideal position to evaluate the experience.In this fascinating, revealing, and profoundly intimate volume, editor Jason Shinder has collected the personal reminiscences of some of the greatest writers today, all of whom have been to the therapist s couch and now offer valuable insight into the process Adam Gopnik wryly discusses what was easily one of the most unsuccessful psychoanalyses ever attempted by an eccentric New York Freudian Pam Houston offers a riveting account of the revolutionary technique that brought her back from the brink of madness Mark Doty poignantly chronicles how therapy, and a trip to the Serengeti, awakened him to the truth that while his marriage was dead his future was still very much alive And Susan Cheever takes a humorous look at psychotherapy through the eyes of a lifelong patient.From poet and memoirist David Mura s serious concern that therapy in America fails patients of color to George Plimpton s healthy skepticism about the entire process from one writer who is joyous at the prospect of getting two therapists for the price of one to another who likens therapy to baseball, finding special comfort in Willie Mays these essays are by turns funny, introspective, inspiring, disquieting, thoughtful, often provocative, and always entertaining.In this remarkable anthology of essays many never before published seventeen award winning poets, playwrights, and writers confront depression, addiction, troubled pasts, and mental instability In addition, they probe the effects of psychotherapy, from pivotal to nonexistent, on their lives as well as on the storytelling process itself The result is a remarkably well written, deeply revealing journey into the psyches of some of America s premier literary talents.
    Tales from the Couch Writers On Therapy In recent years psychotherapy has become a widely accepted and even popular form of treatment for mental and emotional troubles Whether seeking guidance comfort help or just some small measure of

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    1. It s pretty intense to read parts of this book on the train Especially if you are currently in therapy and thinking really hard obsessively, all the time, even when you are on the phone at work about what you are doing in therapy and what is going on with youif you are in that sort of a place in your life, parts of this book will probably make you feel really raw and vulnerable, and feeling that way on the train can be explosive My favorite thing about this book was reading how writers felt like [...]

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