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Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

A significant and eagerly anticipated memoir from one of the world's leading therapists.

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ISBN 9780349410074
Barcode 9780349410074
Published 10 October 2017 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Yalom, Irvin D.
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ISBN-13 9780349410074
ISBN-10 0349410070
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Piatkus Books
Publication Date 10 October 2017
International Publication Date 3 October 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Yalom, Irvin D.
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Psychiatry
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 456g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Psychotherapists - Biography - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 616.890092
Catalogue Code 769657

Description of this Book

'I was born in Washington, DC, June 13, 1931, of parents who immigrated from Russia shortly after the first world war. Home was the inner city of Washington - a small apartment atop my parents' grocery store on First and Seaton Street. During my childhood, Washington was a segregated city, and I lived in the midst of a poor, black neighborhood. Life on the streets was often perilous. Indoor reading was my refuge and, twice a week, I made the hazardous bicycle trek to the central library at Seventh and K streets to stock up on supplies'. Irvin Yalom is a gifted and lyrical writer whose memoir traces his life, from the apartment above his parents' grocery store to a world stage via the intimacy of his consulting room. The memoir includes his self-analysis and is interwoven with vignettes from patients whose stories have played such a central role in his life. For his legion of fans, and anyone interested in the human psyche, this book is not to be missed.

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Author's Bio

Dr Irvin Yalom is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and the author of many books, including Creatures of a Day and the bestselling Love's Executioner. He and his wife, the author Marilyn Yalom, live in Palo Alto, California.

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