Schopenhauer's Porcupines: Intimacy And Its Dilemmas: Five Stories Of Psychotherapy by Deborah Luepnitz

Schopenhauer's Porcupines: Intimacy And Its Dilemmas: Five Stories Of Psychotherapy

Book Title: Schopenhauer's Porcupines: Intimacy And Its Dilemmas: Five Stories Of Psychotherapy

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465042872

Author: Deborah Luepnitz


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Deborah Luepnitz with Schopenhauer's Porcupines: Intimacy And Its Dilemmas: Five Stories Of Psychotherapy

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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."