Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

My Therapist Said Hardcover – March 3, 1998

4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$6.11 $0.01

The Underground Railroad
The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more
click to open popover
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 143 pages
  • Publisher: Crown; 1st edition (March 3, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 060960130X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609601303
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,358,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
83%
4 star
0%
3 star
17%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Marion D. Cohen on June 26, 2015
Format: Hardcover
Perhaps "Mother Said" and "Father Said" are tough acts to follow, but not for Hal Sirowitz, who followed them with "My Therapist Said". To quote the inside jacket: "Hal's therapist does not seem much more sane than Mom". That's part of what's so funny, and so true, about the poems in this book.
Everything I liked/loved about "Mother Said" and "Father Said" is true of "My Therapist Said", and perhaps then-some. The same humor, warmth, authenticity, familiarity, logic and illogic, non-invasiveness are here in all their glory. Also, in my review of "Father Said" I wrote about the interesting way the poems sometimes work their ways into second person point of view. Another thing I find interesting about this is, the "you" in some of these poems is meant both in the generic sense and in the very specific sense, namely our author Hal Sirowitz. And sometimes it's hard or impossible to tell which "you" it is.
Definitely a total of 15 stars for all 3 books!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Hal uses a sarcastic and poetic style about him, that reminds me of Woody Allen. His brilliant style of writing reflects his love for his mother. You could feel the warmth and bond he had with his mother. The poems reflects his early adolescents to his growth as a man. I could not stop laughing at the poems because I was able to reflect similar situations in my very own life. Hal's poems have uplifted my spirits and have made me retrospect the hilarious moments I have indulged in with my mother. Not only is this material hysterical, but it puts you in a frenzy in which you are not sure when you will be laughing your brains out.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Sirowitz nails to the ground, with spare and conversational language, and humor like a silent bomb, the absurdity of human needs, the absurd relationships we live within to get our needs met, the absurdity of the negotiations that ensue, the ridiculousness of it all, with palpating vitality and energy, letting us into the primal core. The joke about the man whose brother thinks he's a chicken comes to mind. It goes like this: A man goes to see a psychiatrist; he complains about his brother, who thinks he's a chicken. The doctor asks, "So, tell him he's not." The man replies, "I need the eggs." If the rueful irony of the joke appeals, you'll like this slim volume packed full.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?