In her long career as a psychotherapist, acclaimed author Lillian Rubin occasionally encountered patients who demanded a very special, even unorthodox, therapeutic approach. For the first time, Dr. Rubin tells the stories of her most fascinating, most challenging cases from the other side of the couch, focusing not just on the patient, but on her own inner process as she confronts the issues each case raises.
About the Author
Lillian B. Rubin is the author of twelve books including Tangled Lives, Worlds of Pain, Intimate Strangers, and Just Friends. A sociologist and psychotherapist, Dr. Rubin has been a senior research associate at the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco.
'Entertaining and revealing, The Man With the Beautiful Voice includes accounts of patients who taught Rubin something important about herself-among them her very first patient.' --Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
'This daring and engrossing book offers a unique gift to readers: a window into the mind and the heart of both sides of the therapeutic relationship-the patient's and the therapist's. Only a writer and thinker as agile as Lillian Rubin could offer such compelling stories that tell us so much about the process of pain and healing for both patient and therapist.'-Kim Chernin, author of The Hungry Self
'The seven case histories are riveting, Rubin's skills as a therapeutic sleuth are masterful, but the power of this remarkable book lies in the author's willingness to expose her radical self-doubt and her loving, caring heart.' --Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of Three Daughters, Getting Over Getting Older, and Deborah, Golda, and Me
"Because she is a fine writer able to convey her own strong feelings and concern for her patients, Lillian Rubin has succeeded in making each of these clinical cases into a fascinating, well-paced, climactic story. A wonderful read." --Alix Kates Shulman, author of Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen
"It's not a therapist's technique or theoretical approach that really heals the patient, Rubin tells us. It's that more mysterious, step-by-step journey through the emphatic chambers of the human heart. The author of some of our very best works on social class, gender and family, Rubin takes us with her on her own journeys from both sides of the couch." --Arlie Hochschild, author of The Commercialization of Intimate Life and The Time Bind
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New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.