"Dr. Yalom demonstrates once again that in the right hands, the stuff of therapy has the interest of the richest and most inventive fiction."--"New York Times""Like Freud, Yalom is a graceful and canny writer. The fascinating, moving, enervating, inspiring, unexpected stuff of psychotherapy is told with economy and, most surprising, with humor."--"Washington Post Book World" "Yalom is a gifted storyteller, and from the sound of these tales, a no-less-gifted psychotherapist. He restores a sense of awe and mystery to an endeavor that all too often gets mired in the muck of jargon and categorization... In addition to bringing the reader up close to his patients, and to a process often (necessarily) cloaked in secrecy, he gives the reader an un-airbrushed picture of the therapist, warts and all."--"Los Angeles Times" "Here is the naked therapist, stripped of the armor of god-like omniscience, aware of his flaws..."--"Chicago Tribune" "Inspired....Yalom writes with the narrative wit of O. Henry and the earthy humor of Isaac Bashevis Singer."--"San Francisco Chronicle" ""Love's Executioner" is Yalom's wise, humane, stirring and utterly absorbing account of how 10 of his patients try to cope with what he calls 'existence pain'--the knowledge that death is inevitable, that each of us is ultimately alone, that life has no clear meaning, but that we nonetheless have the freedom 'to make our lives as we will'....Irvin Yalom's book is charged with hope and generosity of spirit."--"Newsday" "By his honesty and literary talent, Yalom convinces us that these are, in his words, 'everyman, everywoman stories' and that in each of these 'crazies, ' in my word, is a little bit of you and me."--"Miami Herald" "Dr. Irvin Yalom ... bravely steps into this chaotic void in "Love's Executioner" ... [H]e brings understanding, order, and the 'feel' of the process of psychotherapy as few before him have done."--"Toronto Star" "Dr. Yalom's point
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About the Author
Irving D. Yalom is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine.