Category Archives: Book Review

The Shrink’s Links: Book Review: Looking for my Father in Emerson’s Essays

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. I recently opened, for the first time, a volume of essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson from the collection of old books in my library that I have never read. I was … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: The New Existentialists

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. If you were intrigued by my recent post about Martin Buber and the application of existentialism to psychology, then you might be interested in The New Existentialists blog. They seem to … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: I and Thou

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. To understand relationships, it is essential to understand what the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber meant by I and Thou. Buber was an existentialist, but unlike most existentialists, who smoke too many … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Review of “Life Against Death”

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. I recently finished reading Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytic Meaning of History by Norman O. Brown. Since it’s a book that only the most psychoanalytically-minded shrink will enjoy, I’ll summarize it … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: The Smokefree Way

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Sometimes I get new books to review. I just finished The Smokefree Way by Tamir Turgal. As an addiction counselor, I’ve read many books and heard many people talk about addiction … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: After Virtue

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. If you’re interested in living a good life, you first need to know what the good life is. To figure this out, try studying philosophy. There’s no better person to do … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: The Yellow Wallpaper

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. This hundred-and-some-odd-year-old short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is often regarded as a classic of feminist literature, but it’s much more than that. It’s a terrifying horror story that challenges the … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Mating in Captivity

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Mating in Captivity A few weeks ago, I brought you her Ted Talk, which I had first discovered. I was so taken by the hypothesis she presented that I went out … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: The Yellow Birds & Fire and Forget

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Today, we have a double shrink’s links. Two links for the price of one. Two great books of fiction I recommend about America’s recent war experience: The Yellow Birds by Kevin … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Review of the Uses of Enchantment

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: The Uses of Enchantment This a book that I have loved since it first came out in the 1970’s even though … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Review of Missing Out

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life by Adam Phillips British psychoanalyst, Adam Phillips, must have had enough of writing … Continue reading

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