Coming Soon from IPBooks: Pretend Ballads by Ted McCrorie

Coming Soon from IPBooks:  Pretend Ballads by Ted McCrorie, a book of original poetry.

Coming soon from IPBooks: Jelly Fish Have Eyes, a novel by Joram Piatigorsky


Here’s what readers are saying about Jelly Fish Have Eyes:

In this original and provocative combination of science and fiction, Joram Piatigorsky brings to life evidence of  Dr. Johnson’s observation that Truth can be made more accessible when draped in the robes of Fiction.
Warren Poland, MD,  Psychoanalyst,  Author of Melting the Darkness

This novel draws you into its web of complex circumstances by degrees, unfolding like a kind of scientific experiment; it unravels the entire research and scientific community— challenges the tenets of evolution, knowledge, being and believing. The unity of knowledge, knowledge itself, is turned upside down. Ricardo Sztein is ununforgettable character, and this story is definitely a winner.
Robert Bausch,  Author of A Hole in the Earth, and Far as the Eye Can See.  (more…)

FREUD FACES Photomontage by Josh Hoffs M.D.


FREUD FACES Photomontage by Josh Hoffs M.D.

Click here to view: Freud Faces, 48 x 48 inches, photograph on board.


Nine Lives: Nine Case Histories Reflecting the Human Condition by Newell Fischer

Now available from IPBooks. Nine Lives: Nine Case Histories Reflecting the Human Condition.

What his colleagues are saying about the book:

“In Nine Lives Newell Fischer takes us inside his office to witness and understand the complex, moving, and healing work of (more…)

Male Homosexuality, Kindle Edition

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About this book: 

An essential resource for clinicians wishing guidelines for evaluating males with conflicts involving sexual orientation and for researchers and students of sexual behavior, this book is the first to integrate recent psychobiological, gender identity, and family studies with psychoanalytic theory.

Includes a new introduction to the eBook edition by Arnold D. Richards, M.D. and Nathan Szajnberg, M.D. (more…)

The Year of Durocher by Theodore Jacobs


The year is 1948 and Leo Durocher, feisty manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, has committed the ultimate act of betrayal by defecting to the rival New York Giants.

This traitorous act is very much on Jonathan Manheim’s mind as he recounts the events of a tumultuous year in his life, a year involving love, ambition and acts of betrayal. And is through the experiences that he has in this year, the year of Durocher, that he learns the true meaning of loyalty and friendship.

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New! The Rangell Reader

Click below to order the The Rangell Reader: Comment-aries on and Selected Papers by Leo Rangell, M.D., a collection of seven papers by Leo Rangell with new commentaries by prominent psychoanalysts, edited by Beth I. Kalish and Charles P. Fisher.

Applied Psychoanalysis: Explorations and Excursions by David Werman


Coming soon from IPBooks:  Applied Psychoanalysis: Explorations and Excursions by David Werman, MD.

Coming Soon from IPBooks! Psychoanalysis: Critical Conversations: The Selected Papers of Arnold D. Richards

Critical Conversations: The Selected Papers of Arnold D. Richards wwill be edited by Arthur Lynch. Look for it on this site later this year.

My Mother’s Eyes by Anna Ornstein

 Available now!  My Mother’s Eyes by Anna Ornstein: Holocaust Memories of a Young Girl.

My Mother’s Eyes is . . .
“…beautifully designed, delicately illustrated, impressionistic narration, which conveys a child’s acceptance if not comprehension of everything that is transpiring.”
Jewish Book World, Fall 2004
Some books that might be read in a single sitting should not be: My Mother’s Eyes is one of those.
Cincinnati CityBeat
Dr. Anna Ornstein is an Auschwitz survivor, professor of child psychiatry at Harvard University, and professor emeritus of child psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Never Again: Echoes of the Holocaust As Understood Through Film by Sylvia Ginsparg


Available for preorder! Never Again: Echoes of the Holocaust As Understood Through Film by Sylvia Ginsparg for $24.95 plus $5 shipping.

From the Preface by Sylvia Ginsparg:

What if the tragedy of the messenger is that he could not deliver his message? Worse, that he forgot the message. Worse, that he forgot that he was a messenger. Or worse, that he delivered the message and nothing changed?

—Elie Wiesel

Messengers and messages come in varied shapes and forms. Film has been shown to be one of the more successful methods of communicating the messages of the holocaust. The images portrayed and their accompany­ing music resonate with the viewer long after leaving the movie theater. (more…)

Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely

Edited by Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucille Spira and Arthur A. Lynch, this book is primarily based on Symposium 2012:  On Loneliness which took place at Mount Sinai Medical Center in March 2012 and also on the discussion group—Towards an Understanding of Loneliness and Aloneness in Women (now, Towards an Understanding of Loneliness and Aloneness)—at the American Psychoanalytic Association meetings in New York City, which was started by Arlene Kramer Richards and Lucille Spira.

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From the foreword by Harold P. Blum: “This remarkable anthology of fascinating papers on loneliness is unique in the psychoanalytic literature. Although loneliness is a universal ubiquitous experience, it has not previously been discussed in the rich variety of its sources and manifestations. There have been scattered valuable papers on loneliness in the past, but never before brought together in a kaleidoscopic collection allowing a survey of different definitions, approaches, perspectives, and conclusions. This anthology includes different avenues of investigation, varied approaches, multiple dimensions, clarifications, and understandings, as well as questions and controversies about loneliness. The four sections of the book: Loneliness, Creativity and Artists; Clinical Dimensions of Loneliness; Loneliness/Solitude in the Psychoanalytic Training Process; Loneliness and Life Events testify to the encompassing scope of the inquiry into (more…)

Minding the Social Brain by Jay Evans Harris

 Minding the Social Brain by Jay Evans Harris.


“We might say that this, Freud’s indwelling social domain,  became the keeper of his Bildungsroman, the gift of his life story that is imbedded in psychoanalysis—and social neuropsychoanalysis.” Here are further quotes from the book. The thread that binds us socially is our reflective narration to one another of our survival devices. That is the art and science, the mythology and history, of civilized life.

 The myth of meeting one’s double corresponds to the idea that one twin must die because both share self. Losing Julius set Freud on a course of becoming a social theorist to compensate for his loss, making his life… narrative of his own social development. Life-long… un-grieved loss is the prototype of narcissistic depression.   (more…)

Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand by Arlene Kramer Richards

 Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand:  The Selected Papers of Arlene Kramer Richards

“Arlene Kramer Richards represents the essence of psychoanalysis. Any struggle with trying to define what psychoanalysis is could be resolved by traveling with Arlene as she thinks, explores the psyche, practices in her consulting room, teaches, supervises, and writes. The papers in this volume contain her breakthrough ideas and the way she conveys them to us. You find here a world of deep psychoanalytic exploration into areas of (more…)

Flashing Seven by Jack Hirschowitz and Ahron Friedberg

Flashing Seven is an essential book for all of us who are interested in leading our best life. It teaches the necessary skills to overcome adversity and to fulfill your potential. These practices include keeping perspective and prioritizing, learning continuously, taking care, openness to new ideas, building relationships, and modeling and mentoring. Drs. Hirschowitz and Friedberg are masters at empowering you in leading your life.

David Dembitzer
Partner, Dembitzer & Dembitzer, LLP

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Flashing Seven is a unique work melding the tradition of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with Scott Peck’s classic The Road Less Traveled. The authors are leading psychiatrists and expert in leadership coaching. They instruct by way of example, professionally and personally. Their life lessons will help you keep all (more…)

An Accident of Hope: The Therapy Tapes of Anne Sexton by Dawn M. Skorczewski

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In 1956, Anne Sexton was admitted into a mental hospital for post-partum depression, where she met Dr. Martin Orne, a young psychiatrist who treated her for the next eight years. In that time Sexton would blossom into a world-famous poet, best known for her “confessional” poems dealing with personal subjects not often represented in poetry at that time: mental illness, depression, suicide, sex, abortion, women’s bodies, and the ordinary lives of mothers and housewives. Orne audiotaped the last three years of her therapy to facilitate her ability to remember their sessions. The final six months of these tapes are the focus of this book.


Helping Men: A Psychoanalytic Approach from Felix F. Loeb and Loretta R. Loeb

  Helping Men: A Psychoanalytic Approach from Felix F. Loeb and Loretta R. Loeb

 This is a book of hope and compassion that describes in detail the analytic processes in the treatment of men whose sexualities are conflicted. The authors eschew political correctness as well as restrictive dogma. They provide their patients with the freedom to choose what they want and need rather than something imposed by the treaters. It is written by two psychoanalysts with many years experience helping men and women. It offers therapists models for empathic and effective treatment and practice.

 —Sylvia Brody, PhD. Psychoanalyst


NEW RELEASE!! First-Ever English Edition!

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        by Basia Temkin-Berman

  “I would like to describe this state within a state, or rather city within a city, this most underground of all underground communities, whose members met with each other, worked and talked in the midst of a population which didn’t suspect anything; where every street, every coffee shop, every tram stop called to mind dozens of unique adventures. Every name was false, every word that was uttered carried a double meaning, and every telephone conversation was more encrypted than the secret diplomatic documents of embassies.”

 This diary was written in Polish when Basia (Batya), and her husband Dr. Adolf-Abraham Berman, lived on the Aryan side of Warsaw—the part designated by the Nazis for Polish Christians only—and led a secret network helping thousands of Jews to hide and survive.

Cosponsored by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Dedicated to the memory of Leon Kupferstein, MD, a prominent psychoanalyst who passed away five years ago.

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From the introduction by Israel Guttman:
“After a break which lasted several years I have begun writing again” — Thus opens the diary of Basia Berman. It ends with the following words:  ”I cannot write anymore, the candle is going out. Once again sounds of the front come from the direction of the Vistula.”
                                                                                                                           —Basia Berman

Greed: Sex, Money, Power, and Politics


Edited by Elizabeth Ronis and Leslie Shaw, with contributions by the participants in Symposium 2009:  Greed:  Sex, Money, Power, and Politics.

“Greed was central to the recent American financial debacle. The debacle destroyed many trillions of dollars of wealth across the globe and vastly diminished the status of the United States as a  model for economic life. Yet our understanding of greed and how it operates has remained primitive. Greed is, however, a desire; a desire for wealth and the trappings of wealth.  Now, psychoanalysis has come to the rescue. Desires are what psychoanalysis is all about. In this fascinating collection of papers, we get insights and explanations not only of the phenomenon but of many of those at the heart of the debacle who appear to have been driven by greed.”

Marvin Zonis, Professor Emeritus, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago, Co-author of Risk Rules: How Local Politics Threaten the Global Economy

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Created in Our Own

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Created in Our Own — Both the book and the website (, revives W.S. Gilbert’s play Pygmalion and Galatea (1876), one of many adaptations of  Ovid’s  1st-century A.D. myth.  In this version Pygmalion has made  numerous copies of his wife, Cynisca. One of them, Galatea, comes to life and falls in love with her creator.
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The play thus evokes cloning at the start of the 21st century, the roles of men and women in 19th-century Victorian England and the discovery of  psychoanalysis in the 20th. Pygmalion, Cynisca and Galatea find themselves in an oedipal entanglement that must be resolved by the play’s end. The myth also evokes the eternal quest to create art.

Fred Sander has invited a number of writers for this interdisciplinary  examination of this multi-leveled play. History, literature, the visual arts, sciences, psychology, and ethics are all discussed. It is a liberal arts education between two covers.

About this book Norman Holland wrote:

This is an ingenious book. The authors have brought back to life W.S.   Gilbert’s forgotten comedy of 1876, Pygmalion and Galatea, to bring out the way human cloning mimics the arts. Pygmalion  clones his wife with farcical results. This drama tells of copying and is copying, for indeed all art  is some kind of representation. But what happens to our biology in the age of cloning? Will we someday compose our offspring as artists compose their work? Will we order up geniuses,  marathoners, or movie stars? What will my clone mean to me psychologically? The different writers in this book look at art and cloning from both scientific and aesthetic points of view with exciting results that any reader will find fascinating.