Momma And The Meaning Of Life: Tales of Psychotherapy

Paperback | September 19, 2000

byIrvin D. Yalom

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Psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom probes further into the mysteries of the therapeutic encounter in this entertaining and thoughtful follow-up to his bestselling Love's Executioner

In six enthralling stories drawn from his own clinical experience, Irvin D. Yalom once again proves himself an intrepid explorer of the human psyche as he guides his patients--and himself--toward transformation. With eloquent detail and sharp-eyed observation Yalom introduces us to a memorable cast of characters. Drifting through his dreams and trampling through his thoughts are Paula, Yalom's "courtesan of death"; Myrna, whose eavesdropping gives new meaning to patient confidentiality; Magnolia, into whose ample lap Yalom longs to pour his own sorrows, even as he strives to ease hers; and Momma--ill-tempered, overpowering, and suffocating her son with both love and disapproval. A richly rewarding, almost illicit glimpse into the therapist's heart and mind, Momma and the Meaning of Life illuminates the unique potential of every human relationship.

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Psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom probes further into the mysteries of the therapeutic encounter in this entertaining and thoughtful follow-up to his bestselling Love's ExecutionerIn six enthralling stories drawn from his own clinical experience, Irvin D. Yalom once again proves himself an intrepid explorer of the human psyche as he guide...

Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is the author ofThe Schopenhauer Cure,Lying on the Couch,Every Day Gets a Little Closer, andLove's Executioner, as well as several classic textbooks on psychotherapy.When Nietzsche Weptwas a bestseller in Germany, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Argentina, and Brazil with millions of copies sold worldwide. Yalom is Profes...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:September 19, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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"[Yalom] again displays the great narrative drive and wit evident in Love's Executioner. . . . These six engrossing narratives are very valuable gleanings from a master therapist's professional and personal experience. (Kirkus)