Tales from a Traveling Couch

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Tales from a Traveling Couch: Psychotherapist Revisits His Most Memorable Patients

Robert Akeret

Publisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyFormat: Paperback

So, on a sunny morning in April, Dr. Akeret got in his van and set off tovisit his most memorable former patients—a journey “in search of storyendings.” And what remarkable stories they are...Naomi, an abused young Jewish girl from the Bronx who transforms herself into a Spanish flamenco dancer named Isabella—what is she like now, in her mid-fifties?What about Charles, who fell madly in love with a circus polar bear? Had he been able to resist his fatal psychosexual attraction?What of Sasha, the dashing, prize-winning French novelist with writers block and a penchant for exploiting women? In the end, did his art prevail or his life?And what became of Mary—did she ever “murder” again?Like a brilliant psychological detective novel, this book tells its stories in fascinating detail while raising fundamental questions about psychotherapy.

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