The author describes 14 different thoughts and behavioural problems through the stories of his patients. He talks about what happens inside the consulting room. Patients from different age groups are presented. He also tells us about his life a bit. It’s an insightful and fascinating read. While reading, one could understand what it means to be human.
I am absolutely in love with this book.
Few quotes from the book, told by patients and author, are:
“Live well while you can, die well when you have to.”
“Dad, I think it’s just that things that seemed big to us as kids look smaller when we see them again as adults’”
“All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them. But what if a person can’t tell a story about his sorrows? What if his story tells him?”
“Now, as many of the patients I saw when I was young are gone or dead, but sometimes, as when waking from a dream, I find myself reaching out to them, wanting to say one more thing.”