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Mad Men on the Couch: Analyzing the Minds of the Men and Women of the Hit TV Show Paperback – February 28, 2012
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“Dr. Newman takes this fascinating, compelling and award-winning TV show and skillfully analyzes both the psychological and broadly social messages implicit in it.” ―Irwin Hirsch PhD, professor and author of Coasting in the Countertransference
“This fascinating book presents us with a double gift. Not only does it offer a sophisticated and entertaining analysis of the characters in Mad Men, it also provides invaluable insights into the variety of personality types that we encounter off screen in our daily lives. A treasure for Mad Men fans and a delight to read, this book also serves as a splendid introduction to modern psychoanalysis.” ―Ted Jacobs MD
About the Author
DR. STEPHANIE NEWMAN is a clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst with over fifteen years' experience providing insight-oriented talk therapy for those with anxiety, depression, and relationship, health, and workplace difficulties. She is a co-editor of Money Talks and a regular contributor to the online edition of Psychology Today. Dr. Newman is a faculty member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, affiliated with the School of Medicine, NYU, and teaches candidates in the Institute's analytic training program.
Top Customer Reviews
I had a great time reading this book and I'm glad I kept going with it to get to the entertaining parts.
"Fun" is not how I would describe this book. It is more of an academic thesis, replete with psych theory and terminology. But once you get used to this writing style, the book really is interesting, albeit not light reading.
Not only does clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst Dr. Stephanie Newman analyze the minds and behavior of the main characters, but also in the process paints in broad strokes an accurate picture of life in the early '60s.
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fantastic review - I agreed with all of it and learned quite a bit about myself as well.Published 9 months ago by Mary Hand
although it's an easy read, the overall feel of this book felt more akin to a long-winded college essay. nothing incredibly compelling or insightful.Published 16 months ago by vics
Excellent book. It made me take a look at myself growing up in the same time period and thinking, Oh, so that's what's wrong with me!. Mad Men is genius and this book is very cool.Published on March 29, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I really think the author gives nice background for the non clinical enthusiast, never the less she tends to focus more on Don rather than profile the cast over all... Read morePublished on February 28, 2014 by Andrea Q Aguilar
I must have every book written about Mad Men. I'm a "Madaddict" as they call us fans. This book is a little deeper than some of the others as it analyzes the characters... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by D. L. Breeden