A New Book by Dr. Yalom Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy
Like Love’s Executioner, which established Yalom’s preeminence as a storyteller illuminating the drama of existential therapy, Creatures of a Day is funny, earthy, and often shocking; it is a radically
Click here to read "The Crooked Cure", the first of ten tales in this book.
honest statement about the difficulties of human life, but also a celebration of some of the finest fruits — love, family, friendship — that life can bear. We are all creatures of a day. With Yalom as a guide, we can find in this book the means not just to make our own day bearable, but meaningful—and perhaps even joyful.
Advance Praise for Creatures of a Day:
"Poignant and beautiful insights from a wise therapist looking back on a career, a therapist who happens to be a writer I greatly admire — Creatures of a Day is just what the Doctor ordered."
"In Love's Executioner, Irv Yalom invented a new literary genre: narratives of psychotherapy with the pathos of great fiction and the insight of great essays. For those of us who learned so much from Yalom, the publication of Creatures of a Day is a reason to celebrate."
"Irvin Yalom has produced a book of such piercing depth that to enter into it is transformative. You feel less like you are reading Creatures of a Day than that it is reading you. Only a handful of books can accomplish such a feat. Give praise that one more has entered this rare and precious list."
February 24, 2015