Search Results: "Julianne Couch"


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TRAVELING THE POWER LINE by Julianne Couch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Fair, thoughtful and balanced."
A Wyoming-based journalist and essayist chronicles her visits to nine electrical power stations across the country, examining the pros and cons of the fuel sources used at each site. Read full book review >

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FLYING COUCH by Amy Kurzweil
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A debut that enriches and extends the potential of graphic narrative."
An ambitious debut by a graphic artist whose work succeeds on multiple levels, both visually and in terms of the textual narrative. Read full book review >

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ON THE COUCH by Alisa Kwitney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Still, the crime subplot is hardly thrilling: sexy romance with a few welcome twists."
Rich-kid psychotherapist and tough New York cop flirt it up, each playing a role for the unwitting other. Read full book review >

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ON THE COUCH by Erica Kates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1997

"A superb gathering of intelligent, often moving, tales."
An anthology of nicely ironic stories about therapy and analysis. Read full book review >

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OBAMA ON THE COUCH by Justin A. Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Psycho-babble mixed with occasional insight."
A psychoanalyst attempts to analyze President Obama's failure to fulfill the hopes of his supporters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This cautionary tale of pseudo-scientific hubris my well be not only the year's best book on a mental-health topic, but also one of the most compelling works of its kind in this decade."
A very important, sobering study of psychiatric overreach during a quarter-century (roughly 1948—73) in treating three psychotic or near-psychotic illnesses: schizophrenia, autism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read full book review >

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HENNY ON THE COUCH by Rebecca Land Soodak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Although Soodak's portrait of a privileged upper-class New York mom rings true, once Kara crosses from college student to frazzled yuppie she ceases to be interesting and sympathetic."
Soodak's first novel, about an affluent New York mom and her rocky relationship with her own mother, considers several mother-daughter parallels. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Generous and gutsy. The author convincingly demonstrates how psychotherapy has made a huge difference in her life, while acknowledging that it may not be for everyone."
Glasgow-based journalist Martin charms in her debut memoir of a year in psychotherapy; the book is an expansion of her Grazia magazine column, "Conversations With My Therapist." Read full book review >

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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 >

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TALES FROM THE COUCH by Jason Shinder
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Intimate, intense, enlightening, and entertaining."
An alluring collection of 19 award-winning writers' accounts of their experiences in therapy, focusing on the patient-therapist relationship. Read full book review >

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A Couch Named Marilyn; by Diana Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Remarkably honest, powerful, and vivid."
In this memoir, a woman recounts her escape from an armed robber and her physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery from the experience. Read full book review >

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MR. MUO’S TRAVELLING COUCH by Dai Sijie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2005

"Nevertheless, it will very probably be another reading group sensation."
An unlikely hero resists injustice while introducing the interpretation of dreams to China, in this fey successor to Sijie's hugely successful Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2001). Read full book review >