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Becoming myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

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"Bestselling writer and psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom puts himself on the couch in a lapidary memoir Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and his therapeutic eye on himself. He opens his story with a nightmare: He is twelve, and is riding his bike past the home of an acne-scarred girl. Like every morning, he calls out, hoping to befriend her, "Hello Measles!" But in his dream, the girl's father makes Yalom understand that his daily greeting had hurt her. For Yalom, this was the birth of empathy; he would not forget the lesson. As Becoming Myself unfolds, we see the birth of the insightful thinker whose books have been a beacon to so many. This is not simply a man's life story, Yalom's reflections on his life and development are an invitation for us to reflect on the origins of our own selves and the meanings of our lives"--
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Psychiatrists -- United States -- Biography
Psychotherapy -- Biography
Yalom, Irvin D., -- 1931- -- Mental health
title_displayBecoming myself : a psychiatrist's memoir
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topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Children
Mental health
Nonfiction
Psychiatrists
Psychology
Psychotherapy
Yalom, Irvin D