OUR TROUBLED SELVES by Allan Fromme

OUR TROUBLED SELVES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Psychotherapist, author of The Ability to Love, Alan Fromme predicates ""a new and positive approach"" to our troubled selves. This appears to be implicit in his assertion that ""our most important task in life is not to improve life or even ourselves, but to enjoy life."" From this viewpoint, the author approaches the standard spectrum of analytic concerns: alienation and aloneness, doubt and indecision, fear and anxiety, hostility, guilt, depression, fantasy, how to combat or use them. He assays emotional maturity, equated with happiness, neurotic breakdown; capsulizes the psychoanalytic movement and therapeutic processes and aims. Despite the tagline, nothing much new here, unless it is the complete acceptance of humanistic hedonism as means and end to the good life.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 1967
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux