The Beginner Books -- "Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and entertaining." -- Newsday
Everything you need to know about neurosis, libido, ego, and id -- but somehow it slipped your mind.
Freud for Beginners is a perfect introduction to the life and thought of the man whose discovery of psychoanalysis revolutionized our attitudes towards mental illness, religion, sex, and culture. This documentary cartoon book plunges us into the world of late-nineteenth-century Vienna in which Freud grew up. We explore his early background in science, his work as a therapist, his encounter with cocaine, and his theories on the unconscious, dreams, the Oedipus Complex, and sexuality.
We meet his family, his friend and enemies, and his patients -- The Rat Man, Anna O., Little Hans -- and we get an insider's view as the psychoanalytic movement is launched. The zany art and probing text do an extraordinary job of simplifying Freud without trivializing him.
A nice, short overview of Freud for beginners and those who find Freud's theories and life of interest..Published 8 months ago by psychmom
It reads like a graphic novel. It has a lot of trivial knowledge in it. I found it to be amusing and read it within a day or two.Published 14 months ago by KansasKim
I was surprised to the point of mild shock as to how good this book was as a beginners introduction to Freud. Read morePublished 21 months ago by navigator1965
I bought this because I saw it in a museum and knew I could find it for a better price on Amazon. It is a great book, but really a one time read. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Nicole
This is a superb overview of Freud and his work. Even though it's done in a cartoon format, with one idea or so on each page, there's more here than can be remembered. Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by King of Controversy