"'Provocative, complex and disturbing...[Shem] writes with enough passion that we care and enough wisdom that we are able to understand'" (American Oxonian)
"'Outrageously funny...a sage and important book'" (The Boston Globe)
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Working in healthcare, I identified with the author's other book, House of God and thought I would like this sequel. Read morePublished on 3 Mar. 2015 by John Scott Hardie
Really funny book caricaturing fictional psychiatrists that are totally one track minded regarding their particular theoretical bents. Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2015 by Adnan Haque
starts off interesting
then gets bogged down
but finally has the feel of a good thriller
worth struggling to the end
a bit heavy going
not as much fun as the house of god
the sex is intrusive
Dr. Stephen Bergman, aka Samuel Shem, did his medical internship at a large, academic hospital in Boston after graduating from Harvard Medical School. Read morePublished on 8 Sept. 2004 by Mr. Joe
This should be required reading reading for anyone contemplating a career in psychiatry or any of the "helping professions". It is witty and wise.Published on 2 May 1999