Schopenhauer's Porcupines: Intimacy and Its Dilemmas / Edition 1

Schopenhauer's Porcupines: Intimacy and Its Dilemmas / Edition 1

by Deborah Luepnitz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465042872

ISBN-13: 9780465042876

Pub. Date: 02/13/2003

Publisher: Basic Books


Each generation of therapists can boast of only a few writers like Deborah Luepnitz, whose sympathy and wit shine through a fine, luminous prose. In Schopenhauer's Porcupines she recounts five true stories from her practice, stories of patients who range from the super-rich to the homeless and who grapple with panic attacks, psychosomatic illness, marital despair,

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Each generation of therapists can boast of only a few writers like Deborah Luepnitz, whose sympathy and wit shine through a fine, luminous prose. In Schopenhauer's Porcupines she recounts five true stories from her practice, stories of patients who range from the super-rich to the homeless and who grapple with panic attacks, psychosomatic illness, marital despair, and sexual recklessness. Intimate, original, and triumphantly funny, Schopenhauer's Porcupines goes further than any other book in unveiling the secrets of "how talking helps."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465042876
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/13/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
275
Sales rank:
355,986
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Making Room in Love for Hate1
1Same Bed, Different Dreams21
2Christmas in July66
3Don Juan in Trenton103
4A Darwinian Finch150
5The Sin Eater197
Notes250
Bibliography262
Acknowledgments268
Index270
About the Author276

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