Sensitive, accessible, wise, and deeply moving, this book is original and exceptional. The text is expansive and covers a vast range of theoretical territory. The writing is excellent and delightful, featuring stories full of surprise and intrigue. The theoretical explanations complete the package. A must for all who take the journey of self-knowledge and for anyone curious about what makes people tick.Kerry L Malawista, Anne J Adelman, and Catherine L Anderson Wearing My Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories: Learning Psychodynamic Concepts from Life(Jane Hall, New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, author of Roadblocks on the Journey of Psychotherapy)
The story and analysis are really quite wonderful. I loved reading both -- and especially enjoyed the way the story unfolds through analysis, which is quite sophisticated and, on a personal level, touching and nicely written.(Brian Rasmussen, University of British Columbia Okanagan)
This is going to be a book that people will love -- both students of analysis and the general public. The vignettes are charming and the explanations, which deal with complex concepts, are masterfully simple and clear. The writing is entertaining and a pleasure -- a fun read and rare, I'm sure, for books on analysis.(Sara Mansfield Taber, author of Bread of Three Rivers: The Story of a French Loaf)
The examples here -- each of them -- are little gems, beautifully weaving together theory with life and with much that is illustrated through this.(Patrick J. Casement, author of Learning from Life: Becoming a Psychoanalyst and Learning from Our Mistakes: Beyond Dogma in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy)
Wearing My Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories is both a delightful title and a very useful and well-written book.(Barbara Almond Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association)
well-written, informative, and chock-full of wisdom at the same time that it is absolutely delightful and charming.(Martin A. Silverman Psychoanalytic Quarterly 1900-01-00)
Kerry L. Malawista is a training/supervising analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society. She is co-chair of the New Directions Writing Program and is in private practice in Potomac, Maryland, and McLean, Virginia.
Anne J. Adelman is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with the Co ntemporary Freudian Society. She is a faculty member of the New Directions Writing Program and maintains a private practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Catherine L. Anderson is a psychologist and psychoanalyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society. She is co-chair of the New Directions Writing Program and practices in Bethesda, Maryland.
This is an excellent book to learn and grasp the fundamentals of psychoanalysis. Also, provides the reader with the opportunity see the concepts in action thanks to the different... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Martha Descart
Absolutely nothing in here of value. Stopped reading it half-way through. No insights or even very interesting reading. Ho hum.Published 8 months ago by spreadingthelove
An excellent book for those who want to understand the deeper aspects of behavior written by authors who are psychoanalysts, using marvelous vinettes of clinical happenings to grab... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dr. Beth I Kalish-Weiss
A very interesting attempt to make pychoanalyitic concepts understandable. It was a fast read. I would recommend it students and non pros.Published 19 months ago by Louis T. Lipp
I am so enjoying reading this book. While still reading in the developmental younger years of the book, the stories get me laughing so the concepts just slide right down. Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by Zoe