The Schopenhauer Cure: A Novel
Suddenly confronted with his own mortality after a routine checkup, eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is forced to reexamine his life and work -- and seeks out Philip Slate, a sex addict whom he failed to help some twenty years earlier. Yet Philip claims to be cured -- miraculously transformed by the pessimistic teachings of German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer -- and is, himself, a philosophical counselor in training. Philips dour, misanthropic stance compels Julius to invite Philip to join his intensive therapy group in exchange for tutoring on Schopenhauer. But with mere months left, life may be far too short to help Philip or to compete with him for the hearts and minds of the group members. And then again, it might be just long enough.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - llasram - LibraryThing
echo 'Riveting courtroom drama' | sed -e 's,courtroom,group therapy,'A bit too pat, unrealistic, and frequently surreal. The depiction of group therapy I have to assume is accurate given Yalom's ... Read full review
THE SCHOPENHAUER CUREUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Yalom continues his fictional traversal of philosophy and psychotherapy (Momma and the Meaning of Life, 1999, etc.) with this beautifully wrought tale of a therapy group's final year. Dr. Julius ... Read full review