From the bestselling author of Love’s Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept comes a provocative exploration of the unusual relationships three therapists form with their patients. Seymour is a therapist of the old school who blurs the boundary of sexual propriety with one of his clients. Marshal who is haunted by his own obsessive-compulsive behaviors is troubled by the role money plays in his dealings with his patients. Finally there is Ernest Lash. Driven by his sincere desire to help and his faith in psychoanalysis he invents a radically new approach to therapy — a totally open and honest relationship with a patient that threatens to have devastating results. Exposing the many lies that are told on and off the psychoanalyst’s couch Lying on the Couch gives readers a tantalizing almost illicit glimpse at what their therapists might really be thinking during their sessions. Fascinating engrossing and relentlessly intelligent it ultimately moves readers with a denouement of surprising humanity and redemptive faith. Irvin D. Yalom – Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University. Author of nonfiction psychiatry texts novels and books of stories. Currently in private practice of psychiatry in Palo Alto and San Francisco California.