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Becoming Myself

Becoming Myself

A Psychiatrist's Memoir

by Irvin D Yalom
Paperback
Publication Date: 28/05/2019
  $31.75
Bestselling writer and psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom puts himself on the couch in a lapidary memoir
Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and his therapeutic eye on himself. He opens his story with a nightmare: He is twelve, and is riding his bike past the home of an acne-scarred girl. Like every morning, he calls out, hoping to befriend her, "Hello Measles!" But in his dream, the girl's father makes Yalom understand that his daily greeting had hurt her. For Yalom, this was the birth of empathy; he would not forget the lesson. As Becoming Myself unfolds, we see the birth of the insightful thinker whose books have been a beacon to so many. This is not simply a man's life story, Yalom's reflections on his life and development are an invitation for us to reflect on the origins of our own selves and the meanings of our lives.
ISBN:
9781541698994
9781541698994
Category:
Psychotherapy
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
28-05-2019
Publisher:
Basic Books
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
208x142x25mm
Weight:
0.29kg

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