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Shem (the pseudonym of psychiatrist and playwright Dr. Stephen Bergman) delights in broad parody. He creates, for example, characters such as Dr. Heiler who gives lectures entitled "Borderline Germans and German Borderlines," or Dr. A. K. Lowell, whose devotion to Freudian analysis is so extreme that she refuses to speak to patients at all. Though the humor can be clumsy at times, Shem makes some serious points about the perils of psychotherapy in which the therapist is not above reproach. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book is a Catch-22 type of satire. The author is training to be a psychiatrist and he begins by thinking he can ride through his internship smoothly; however, he comes to... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Unless you are a mental health care worker, I don't think you care for this story.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a gift for my brother so I can't attest to the story. He requested this book.Published 2 months ago by T. Shiurba
I first read it as a psych resident and now that I am an attending hand it to residents, students and staff
This still describes particular angst and Sturm and Drang of being... Read more
Verrrry interesting. If you want to know what it's like to be a psych dr. in the late 20th century, read this. Shem is a great author, easy to read and understand.Published 11 months ago by Molly A. Block
Shem's first book "House of God" is a must read classic medical tale, "Mount Misery" is almost as good.Published 15 months ago by Trapper Johnson
Not a patch on the original. About three times longer than it needed to be. Don't spoil the house of god by reading this.Published 18 months ago by James Clark