On the Couch
Great American Stories About TherapyBook - 1997
The therapist's office remains one of the few private places in our world. On the Couch, a scintillating collection of contemporary American short stories, provides nineteen separate windows onto this intensely private experience, from the heroine in Lorrie Moore's If Only Bert Were Here, who cannot recover from the death of her beloved cat (and who lists Haagen-Dazs as a distinct stage of mourning), to the couple in John Updike's The Fairy Godfathers, whose passion requires the presence of their respective therapists, to the protagonist of Stephen McCauley's The Whole Truth, who can, hilariously, barely keep straight the twisted lies she tells her therapist about her romantic entanglements.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1997
Branch Call Number: FIC ON THE 1997
Characteristics: viii, 387 pages ; 22 cm