By Sam Osherson
With huge, immense mental acuity and drawing on his personal own adventure through the Vietnam battle, Sam Osherson lays naked the deeply own human courting that underlies psychotherapy. This dynamic among sufferer and therapist seems to have wide-ranging repercussions not only within the specialist realm yet in Paul Gilverstein's deepest lifestyles to boot. within the base line, THE STETHOSCOPE healing is a singular approximately how a guy heals himself by way of hearing his middle in dating with others, no longer with a scientific tool yet with the instruments of his personal humanity.
"Vivid, relocating, humorous, sexy....BRAVO."
--Justin Frank, MD, writer of Obama at the sofa and Bush at the Couch
“Sam Osherson explores what it potential to disintegrate and develop into complete with infrequent precision and beauty. Wrenching, sincere, and shot via with moments of serious humor, The Stethoscope treatment deepens and enlarges our realizing of what it ability to be alive. Osherson's love for his characters is contagious, and the generosity and knowledge of his imaginative and prescient are a present. this can be a appealing, riveting novel. “
Abigail DeWitt, writer, LILI and DOGS
"A touching and edgy portrait of latest marriage”
--Sophie Powell, writer, The Mushroom Man
“Sam Osherson evokes a truly vibrant and telling portrait of a pivotal second in American heritage whilst the horrors of the Vietnam battle reworked not just our nationwide, but in addition our own and mental cognizance. The Stethoscope remedy is a gripping research of the character of a tender psychiatrist’s coming of age and his look for which means and relatedness within the context of non-public and nationwide chaos. It offers an actual and compelling illustration of everyday paintings and existence in our psychiatric hospitals, and reminds us that the questions we struggled with out and in of those hospitals through the Sixties stay mostly unanswered. “
--Sanford L. Drob, Ph.D. previously Senior Forensic Psychologist and Director of mental overview, Bellevue health facility, New York
“I actually could not positioned this novel down and zoomed in the course of the final 60 pages. a strong, relocating and punctiliously soaking up game of the turbulent occasions that have been the past due '60's. Osherson vividly captures the Vietnam War's results on squaddies in addition to on these trying to deal with them. i used to be reminded frequently of the boys I interviewed for my booklet, their affliction, their painful thoughts . A effective combine approximately instances we have to keep in mind, being performed out back now with this generation.”
-- Tom Weiner, writer of "Called to Serve: The tales of fellows and girls plagued by The Vietnam Draft"