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By Dr. Phillip Freeman

i've got heard audio cassette types of some of those outstanding speeches, simply because bootleg tapes of some of them have circulated in my circles. The speeches are a literary style invented by way of Phillip Freeman, compounded out of the spirit Freud's essays, the main very good type of collage lecture, the main sophisticated and savage standup comedy i've got ever heard, and, probably oddly, the main relocating and chronic of marriage ceremony toasts. yet probably no longer so oddly, for those addresses are a wedding of affection, wit, nice studying and huge intelligence. i do know not anything remotely like them. it's a superb stroke of good fortune that they have got came upon their manner into print.
Fredric Paul Smoler, Sarah Lawrence College

These excellent, nonlinear annual disquisitions at the nation of psychoanalysis, gild their philosophic capsules in terrific comedian screens in their author’s erudition. fascinating the reader as they light up the a number of difficulties at present dealing with psychoanalysts, they could offer revenue and delight to a much broader readership than the neighborhood celebrants to whom they have been initially addressed.
Anton Kris, MD, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute

Psychoanalysts are inclined to take themselves a lot too seriously…but Phillip Freeman has an antidote… he holds up a enjoyable condominium reflect … ruthlessly surveying the sphere, mocking each sacred cow he can locate and puncturing any balloon that has gotten overinflated. This he does with deadpan psychotic humor and impossible to resist attraction. fortunate Boston! Phillip is the Shakespearean idiot who illuminates, and thereby ameliorates, the tragedy.
Owen Renik, MD, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute

… a working critique of the country of the self-discipline, extra adequately, a critique of the kingdom of self-discipline itself in our time… Dr. Freeman has produced brilliantly artistic, psychoanalytically proficient satire. He has approved himself, as Freud wrote of the social satirist Heine, "to provide expression—jokingly, in any respect events—to mental truths which are significantly proscribed." In taking this hallowed liberty, Dr. Freeman has produced a piece that merits studying via the widest attainable viewers.
Peter Wohlauer, MD
Boston Psychoanalytic Institute

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