The Thief of Happiness: The Story of an Extraordinary Psychotherapy

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Price
$16.00  $14.88
Publisher
Beacon Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.06 X 9.04 X 0.82 inches | 0.89 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807072479

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About the Author

Bonnie Friedman is widely known as a'writer's writer.' Her Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life was on the Village Voice best-seller list in 1994. Her work is anthologized in many

writing textbooks and collections like The Best Writing on Writing. It has also appeared in The New York Times, Self, Redbook, and Ladies Home Journal. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

'Compulsively readable.' --Francine Prose, O: The Oprah Magazine

'[S]trangely profound. . . . [an author] with a great eye for detail.' --Joshua Wolf Shenk, The Washington Post

'[E]xcellent in the way H.D.'s [Tribute to Freud] is: it illuminates the intricate, murky relationship between therapy and real life. . . . Friedman is at her best when relaying the delicately nuanced exchanges that occur between the

patient and therapist. . . . The book could, like Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird, develop a cult following.' --Publishers Weekly

'The memoir is sometimes dismissed as a genre for the self-absorbed and self-pitying, yet The Thief of Happiness is neither. . . . An impressive accomplishment and a fine addition to the existing literature on therapy.' --Carmela Ciuraru, Forward