Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir by Irvin D. Yalom

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Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and his therapeutic eye on himself. He opens his story with a nightmare: He is twelve, and is riding his bike past the home of an acne-scarred girl. Like every morning, he calls out, hoping to befriend her, "Hello Measles!" But in his dream, the girl's father makes Yalom understand that his daily greeting had hurt her. For Yalom, this was the birth of empathy; he would not forget the lesson. As Becoming Myself unfolds, we see the birth of the insightful thinker whose books have been a beacon to so many. This is not simply a man's life story, Yalom's reflections on his life and development are an invitation for us to reflect on the origins of our own selves and the meanings of our lives.



Title : Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir
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ISBN : 0465098894
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Reviews


Petra X rated it ★★★★☆

January 04, 2018

Dr. Yalom makes some interesting points about diagnoses. (He is talking about patients who don't need the heavy drugs often prescribed for any mental issue whether they are really appropriate or not). He says that, "Diagnostic categories are invented and arbitrary: they are a product of committee...


Heather Anne rated it ★★★☆☆

October 11, 2017

I very much enjoyed this book, so I feel obliged to explain why only 3 stars. Yes, the author covers his career in psychiatry and psychotherapy from the 1950s to the 2000s and how the field and his own practice has changed. Yes, he discusses his marriage, his children and his travels. Yes, I enjo...


Hakan rated it ★★★★★

December 08, 2017

yalom'un temsil ettiği psikiyatrist kimliğine, genel olarak doktor kimliğine, ihtiyacımız olduğunu ve bu ihtiyacımızın gün geçtikçe artacağını düşünüyorum. hepimiz hasta ya da hasta adayı olduğumuza göre yalom'un yazarlığıyla, elbette sacks gibi, başka örnekler gibi, dünyanın bir ucundan bize ula...


Jean rated it ★★★☆☆

October 13, 2017

Yalom the Memoirist is not as engaging as Yalom the therapist. Read Love's Executioner instead


Adrian rated it ★★★★★

January 08, 2018

An inspiring, encouraging book that also gave me a good idea what to read next and how to go about on my path both towards becoming a therapist and towards becoming myself :) Inspiring through Yalom's own story, encouraging through his openness and vulnerability, even after decades of helping oth...


Nima rated it ★★★★★

January 22, 2018

I have read all of Dr. Yalom's books and I have really enjoyed all of them. After reading his memoir I would now like to go back and read all of his books again!! I truly enjoyed reading about how rich is life is and how he has lived it to its fullest. A true life without regrets. I enjoyed readi...


Miguel rated it ★★★★☆

January 19, 2018

O nono livro do psiquiatra e psicoterapeuta americano Irvin. D. Yalom (n. 1931) a ser publicado no nosso país, trata-se da sua autobiografia. Ao longo de quarenta capítulos, o autor passa em revista a sua vida pessoal, profissional e literária, através de uma prosa fluida, sincera e intimista, a...


Stella rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 29, 2017

I absolutely adore Yalom's books. However Yalom the author is very different from Yalom the person. I bought the memoir hoping to read about the struggles an adult faces and their existential questions and instead I found a bio of a psychiatrist and his professional life with few details about hi...


Csilla rated it ★★★★★

January 03, 2018

Deși mă învârt de câțiva ani în zona psihologiei, am evitat să-l citesc pe Yalom. Chiar și-atunci când prietena mea de suflet mi-a spus că îi amintesc de gândirea lui Yalom am refuzat să răsfoiesc vreo scriere de-a lui. Sau poate tocmai de asta. Am început cu biografia și mă bucur că a fost așa. D...


Andreea rated it ★★★★★

February 03, 2018

A man who lived as he wanted to live and enjoyed life both personally and professionally. An easy to read book that is worth every page because we get to understand who Irvin Yalom is in his different stages of life and we also get to look at ourselves as well and think how we have changed along...





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