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The Other Side of the Couch

Small, Gary/ Vorgan, Gigi

Non-Fiction

On Sale Date: 11/15/2011
Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
Print Run: 25K
Format: Trade PB
288
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 0061803847
ISBN 13: 9780061803840

During his career, Dr. Gary Small has witnessed some of the strangest of human behaviors, and for the first time, he opens the doors to his office for all to see. Combining elements of Sherlock Holmes and House, The Other Side of the Couch is a spellbinding record of the doctor’s most bewildering cases, from naked headstands and hysterical blindness to shrinking penises and self amputations. It is also an illuminating journey into the mind of a practicing psychiatrist and his life in medicine as it evolves over time—a behind-the scenes look at the field and a variety of mental diseases as they’ve never been seen before. Often funny, sometimes tragic, and always compelling, The Other Side of the Couch moves from the halls of a crowded inner city Boston emergency room to the luxurious suites of a multi-million dollar mountaintop ski chalet and introduces a strange cast of true-life characters and conditions. Whether it is a sociopath leading two lives with two wives or a hysterical pregnancy, the potential of the mind is always in question. Throughout, Dr. Small sheds light on the human condition in both healthy and disturbed individuals, and provides touching moments sure to resonate with every reader.

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