The Men on My Couch: True Stories of Sex, Love and Psychotherapy

The Men on My Couch: True Stories of Sex, Love and Psychotherapy

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by Brandy Engler, David Rensin
     
 

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WHAT MEN WANT. WHAT MEN FEEL. WHAT WOMEN NEED TO KNOW.

When Dr. Brandy Engler opened her sex therapy practice for women in Manhattan, she got a big surprise. Most of the calls were from men. They wanted to talk about womanizing, porn addiction, impotence, prostitutes—and most of all, love.

Her patients were everyday guys from all walks of life.

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WHAT MEN WANT. WHAT MEN FEEL. WHAT WOMEN NEED TO KNOW.

When Dr. Brandy Engler opened her sex therapy practice for women in Manhattan, she got a big surprise. Most of the calls were from men. They wanted to talk about womanizing, porn addiction, impotence, prostitutes—and most of all, love.

Her patients were everyday guys from all walks of life. Among them were David, the Wall Street hotshot and compulsive womanizer; Charles, an introvert who kept pushing away the fiancée he thought was too beautiful for him; Paul, the self-made man who visited massage parlors despite his sexy wife; and the men’s group whose stark revelations about male anger and their search for the right woman will open your eyes. In The Men on My Couch, Dr. Engler allows readers inside those private sessions to witness her exciting and evocative encounters with what men desire and fear.

Dr. Engler tells her own story, too. At first her patients’ revelations are painful and disconcerting, especially against the backdrop of her own difficult love affair. Yet Dr. Engler lets readers experience how she evolves both professionally and personally, from chagrin to compassion, and reconciles her idealized notions of love and sex with the unexpected and raw truths she hears in the office.

The Men on My Couch is unlike books you’ve read before. There are no tired facile conclusions or pejorative generalizations. Here are fresh insights into modern sexual maladies, gleaned from real people having real struggles and experiencing real epiphanies—in the real world.

This book will change how both women and men think about love, sex, and desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425253342
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/31/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
534,201
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. Brandy Engler holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. She lives in Los Angeles, where she runs a private practice. She’s happily married.

David Rensin is the New York Times bestselling author and coauthor of fifteen books. He lives in Ventura, California.

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The Men on My Couch: True Stories of Sex, Love and Psychotherapy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
OneTrueSelf More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I had never heard of it before I saw it in the store and was actually there to buy a different book but as I always do, I was perusing the shelves and the title caught my attention. I read the synopsis and thumbed through a few pages and it sounded interesting so I bought it. I started reading it that afternoon and couldn't put it down. I finished the entire thing in an evening. This book is a very candid look inside the minds of some particular "types" of men from a therapist who appears to genuinely care about helping them. One great thing about this book is that it is not written in a typical psychological text style, it is written more like a person sitting down and telling a friend about her experiences. The few psychological terms that are used are explained in common language and the concepts are made easy to understand. I would highly recommend this book to men and women as it contains a great deal of insight that can be of interest to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book, it is easy to read, understand and enjoyable.
Rachmaninoff_fan More than 1 year ago
Loved it, couldn't put it down.  Interesting to see the inside of men's minds and what they think about behind closed doors. Writing style kept me interested as well. I hope she writes more books in the future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes books of this sort can be a dense read but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it read more like a cohesive story than a bunch of long words and psychobabble. The characters are well developed and it has definitely given me insight to the male psyche. I highly recommend this book.
SgtWalt More than 1 year ago
This book was written by a woman who has seen the many faces of what both sexs think of as love. She prvides some incite in to what both sexes are thinking and feeling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago