Books by Irvin D. Yalom

BECOMING MYSELF by Irvin D. Yalom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Fans of this eloquent and introspective author will welcome this innermost chronicle of his history, passions, and the keys to unlocking a fruitful life."
A distinguished psychotherapist reflects on his life and fulfilling career. Read full book review >
CREATURES OF A DAY by Irvin D. Yalom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A humane, highly knowledgeable glimpse of the therapist's couch."
The doctor is in, and he's ready to listen—and allow us the chance to eavesdrop as he does. Read full book review >
THE SPINOZA PROBLEM by Irvin D. Yalom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Imaginative and erudite."
As much intellectual exploration as novel, Yalom's latest (The Schopenhauer Cure, 2005, etc.) fictional foray into philosophy connects Baruch Spinoza and an agent of the Holocaust. Read full book review >
THE SCHOPENHAUER CURE by Irvin D. Yalom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2005

"Yalom risks occasional prosiness and inflation to present a moving debate about the end of life—a debate doubly rooted in fictional experience and philosophical wisdom."
Yalom continues his fictional traversal of philosophy and psychotherapy (Momma and the Meaning of Life, 1999, etc.) with this beautifully wrought tale of a therapy group's final year. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"These six engrossing narratives are very valuable gleanings from a master therapist's professional and personal experience."
Six long psychotherapy narratives—four based on actual cases, two fictional—that comprise a worthy sequel to the author's bestselling Love's Executioner: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy (1989). Read full book review >
LYING ON THE COUCH by Irvin D. Yalom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 1996

"A marvelous examination of how psychiatrists actually think, building to a vision of a community healthy and mature enough to confront its deepest and most persistent fears. ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The author of the nonfiction Love's Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy (1989) and the novel When Nietzsche Wept (1992) now takes up the most vexing issue facing psychiatry: the boundaries of treatment. Read full book review >
WHEN NIETZSCHE WEPT by Irvin D. Yalom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 1992

"A delectable fantasy—in which the sole disappointment is that it didn't actually occur."
Freud's mentor, Josef Breuer, attempts to cure Friedrich Nietzsche of suicidal despair in the clinics, cemeteries, and coffeehouses of 19th-century Vienna—in this first novel by the author of the bestselling Love's Executioner: an entertaining and highly original tale of an uncompromising friendship between two brilliant men. Read full book review >