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--Gail Sheehy, author of Passages and Understanding Men’s Passages
“Dr. Justin Frank’s brilliant use of psychoanalytic categories to unravel the mystery and enigma of President Barack Obama should be read by every American. For years we have puzzled over how the president elected on a promise of ‘change we can believe in’ could have become the Democrat who capitulated to most Republican demands—while abandoning and denouncing his political base rather than fighting for the needs of the environment, the middle class, the poor, the immigrants, and the powerless. Obama on the Couch demonstrates why this pattern is for our president a necessary response to his own inner needs. Nuanced and measured, Dr. Frank’s book is a major contribution to contemporary political analysis.”
--Rabbi Michael Lerner, founding editor of Tikkun
“An analyst who can coin phrases like ”obsessive bipartisan disorder” to describe our President is a pleasure to read. But what makes Obama on the Couch an important book is Justin Frank’s ability to dive deep into the President’s eloquent writing about his childhood and emerge with fresh and major insights—unacknowledged rage for the mother Obama claims to idolize, unexpressed despair at his abandonment by his stepfather as well as his father. Obama on the Couch is nothing less than a public service.”
--Jesse Kornbluth, HeadButler.com
If one is interested in the influences on the president in his youth, why ignore the possible, probable, or even likely, intelligence connections? Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ex-cataloger
A good read, though a little heavy at times in psychological theory as it applies to the Pres. Not too bad, though. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Bob B.
Great book! Makes clear the immense difference between the man that ran for President and the President we've got, and why that difference exists.Published 23 months ago by John Skuja
Interesting but not very accessible for the layman. The writing is a bit dense and leans a lot on the technical language of psychology. Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by Larry Hoffman
Like bush on the couch, I found some interesting daddy complex points relavent, but found the author repetitive and too absorbed in his analysis and pathology to stay focused on... Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by Pamela Hannah
I found it harder to cope with Dr. Frank's criticisms of Obama than I did of his analyses of Obama's domestic opponents. Read morePublished on January 18, 2013 by D. Harris
The concept of the book is great. Unfortunately, Frank's political biases run so rampant that it renders the entire book a waste of time and money. Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by gradstudent