Becoming Myself by Irvin D. Yalom audiobook

Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

By Irvin D. Yalom, MD
Read by Peter Berkrot

Basic Books 9780465098897
11.31 Hours Unabridged
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Bestselling writer and psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom puts himself on the couch in a lapidary memoir 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.

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Bestselling writer and psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom puts himself on the couch in a lapidary memoir
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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The author writes with authority, energy, and humility…He lets readers get to know him well through a personal, therapeutic dialog showing vulnerability along with strength…An honest, engaging, and rewarding autobiography.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Fans of this eloquent and introspective author will welcome this innermost chronicle of his history, passions, and the keys to unlocking a fruitful life.” Kirkus Reviews
“I’ve always wondered, as any reader would wonder, about the author, about the balance between the professional and the personal and how out of that alchemy the writing emerged. Finally, in Becoming Myself, we have the answer, and it is wonderful, compelling, and as insightful about its subject and about the times he lived in as you could hope for. A fabulous read.” Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting For Stone
“Near the end of Becoming Myself, Irvin Yalom claims to be ‘a novice at growing old’—to which I say, ‘Oh, please!—you’re as good at it as you have been at everything else.’ This is a candid, insightful memoir by one of the world’s most important and accomplished experts on the human soul.” Daniel Menaker, author of The Treatment

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Author Bio: Irvin D. Yalom MD

Author Bio: Irvin D. Yalom MD

Irvin D. Yalom, MD, is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of many books, including Love’s Executioner, Theory and Practice in Group Psychotherapy, and When Nietzsche Wept.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 11.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English