2021: #4 – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (Lori Gottlieb)

I don’t think there was anything about this book I didn’t like. Gottlieb is a therapist who ended up there in a roundabout way. She started out a writer for TV, which then inspired her to pursue a medical career. But when she discovered that most medical specialties wouldn’t allow her to really get to know her patients, nor continue to write, she found psychotherapy

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2020: #27 – The Geography of Madness (Frank Bures)

Despite the promising title, this book landed solidly in the “ok” column for me. I was really expecting descriptions/experiences of many different syndromes, but despite mentioning a number of cultural syndromes, both Eastern and Western, the book focuses primarily on one. The focus is koro, or suo yang, which is a syndrome where the patient thinks their genitals are disappearing, or even being stolen. A compelling topic,

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