The Schopenhauer Cure: A Novel

Paperback | January 3, 2006

byIrvin Yalom

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Suddenly confronted with his own mortality after a routine checkup, eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is forced to reexamine his life and work -- and seeks out Philip Slate, a sex addict whom he failed to help some twenty years earlier. Yet Philip claims to be cured -- miraculously transformed by the pessimistic teachings of German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer -- and is, himself, a philosophical counselor in training. Philips dour, misanthropic stance compels Julius to invite Philip to join his intensive therapy group in exchange for tutoring on Schopenhauer. But with mere months left, life may be far too short to help Philip or to compete with him for the hearts and minds of the group members. And then again, it might be just long enough.

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Suddenly confronted with his own mortality after a routine checkup, eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is forced to reexamine his life and work -- and seeks out Philip Slate, a sex addict whom he failed to help some twenty years earlier. Yet Philip claims to be cured -- miraculously transformed by the pessimistic teachings of Ger...

Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is the author ofLove's Executioner,Momma and the Meaning of Life,Lying on the Couch,The Schopenhauer Cure,When Nietzsche Wept, as well as several classic textbooks on psychotherapy, includingThe Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, considered the foremost work on group therapy. The Professor Emeritus of Psy...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:January 3, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recommend it Yalom does a fantastic job of showing what it would be like to have a modern day Schopenhauer in a therapy group. It also is story of self awareness. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2007-10-14

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“Meticulous. [Yalom’s] re-creation of a working therapy group is utterly convincing.”