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The Resource Becoming myself : a psychiatrist's memoir, Irvin D. Yalom

Becoming myself : a psychiatrist's memoir, Irvin D. Yalom

Label
Becoming myself : a psychiatrist's memoir
Title
Becoming myself
Title remainder
a psychiatrist's memoir
Statement of responsibility
Irvin D. Yalom
Title variation
Becoming myself
Title variation remainder
a psychiatrists memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this 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
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Writing style
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Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600359
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yalom, Irvin D.
Dewey number
616.89/14092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yalom, Irvin D
  • Yalom, Irvin D
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychotherapy
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adulthood & Aging
  • Mental health
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychotherapy
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a psychiatrist's memoir
Label
Becoming myself : a psychiatrist's memoir, Irvin D. Yalom
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The birth of empathy -- Searching for a mentor -- I want her gone -- Circling back -- The library, A-Z -- The religious war -- A gambling lad -- A brief history of anger -- The red table -- Meeting Marilyn -- College days -- Marrying Marilyn -- My first psychiatric patient -- Internship: the mysterious Dr. Blackwood -- The Johns Hopkins years -- Assigned to paradise -- Coming ashore -- A year in London -- The brief, turbulent life of encounter groups -- Sojourn in Vienna -- Every day gets a little closer -- Oxford and the enchanted coins of Mr. Sfica -- Existential therapy -- Confronting death with Rollo May -- Death, freedom, isolation, and meaning -- Impatient groups and Paris -- Passage to India -- Japan, China, Bali, and Love's executioner -- When Nietzsche wept -- Lying on the couch -- Momma and the meaning of life -- On becoming Greek -- The gift of therapy -- Two years with Schopenhauer -- Staring at the sun -- Final works -- Yikes! Text therapy -- My life in groups -- On idealization -- A novice at growing old
Control code
ocn972386250
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780465098897
Lccn
2017016637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972386250
Label
Becoming myself : a psychiatrist's memoir, Irvin D. Yalom
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of empathy -- Searching for a mentor -- I want her gone -- Circling back -- The library, A-Z -- The religious war -- A gambling lad -- A brief history of anger -- The red table -- Meeting Marilyn -- College days -- Marrying Marilyn -- My first psychiatric patient -- Internship: the mysterious Dr. Blackwood -- The Johns Hopkins years -- Assigned to paradise -- Coming ashore -- A year in London -- The brief, turbulent life of encounter groups -- Sojourn in Vienna -- Every day gets a little closer -- Oxford and the enchanted coins of Mr. Sfica -- Existential therapy -- Confronting death with Rollo May -- Death, freedom, isolation, and meaning -- Impatient groups and Paris -- Passage to India -- Japan, China, Bali, and Love's executioner -- When Nietzsche wept -- Lying on the couch -- Momma and the meaning of life -- On becoming Greek -- The gift of therapy -- Two years with Schopenhauer -- Staring at the sun -- Final works -- Yikes! Text therapy -- My life in groups -- On idealization -- A novice at growing old
Control code
ocn972386250
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780465098897
Lccn
2017016637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972386250

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