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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter D. Kramer Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Referred to as the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud is credited with championing the talking cure and charting the human unconscious. Both revered and reviled, he was a brilliant innovator but also a man of troubling contradictions, sometimes tyrannical, often misrepresenting the course and outcome of his treatments to make the facts match his theories.

Peter D. Kramer, acclaimed author, practicing psychiatrist, and a leading national authority on mental health, offers a stunning new take on this controversial figure. Kramer is at once critical and sympathetic, presenting Freud the mythmaker, the storyteller, the writer whose books will survive among the classics of our literature, and the genius who transformed the way we see ourselves.

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    " Very informative work. The brief overview was exactly what I needed for my research paper, but the interesting tidbits were very insightful. I thoroughly enjoyed the explanation of Freud's professional life accomplishments in relation to his personal life. "

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About the Author

Peter D. Kramer is a clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University. He often criticizes society for romanticizing depression in the same way that tuberculosis was once romanticized. He is the author of Should You Leave? and the international bestseller Listening to Prozac. He lives and practices in Providence, Rhode Island.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.