Irvin David Yalom is an American existential psychiatrist who is emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, as well as an author of both fiction and nonfiction.

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Becoming Myself;

A Psychiatrist's Memoir

from Basic Books 

Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and his therapeutic eye on himself. As Becoming Myself unfolds, we see the birth of the insightful thinker whose books have been a beacon to so many. This is not simply a man’s life story, Yalom’s reflections on his life and development are an invitation for us to reflect on the origins of our own selves and the meanings of our lives.


"A tender homage to the renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom, Yalom's Cure will appeal to those with an interest in the therapeutic process."  LA Weekly

"The proverb 'physician, heal thyself' comes to mind while watching this fittingly meditative documentary portrait of psychotherapist-professor Irvin D. Yalom that offers a candid glimpse into the bestselling author's private life. The film dispenses an intricate fusion of the past and present that informs our own everyday existence."  Los Angeles Times

"Intelligent... feels like a particularly great, inspiriting therapy session."  Film Journal