I have written three books: Life is a Brief Opportunity for Joy , Way Worse the Being a Dentist , and Bad Therapist: A Romance. Please click on one of the book jackets for more information on each book.
My new book, Bad Therapist: A Romance, is a playful comic novel recounting a romance between a mild-mannered New York City psychotherapist and a blue alien from outer space. It is best described as sui generis - but if you have a sense of humor about psychotherapy and a curiosity about what it might feel like to be sitting in that other chair... this might be for you.
My first book, Life is a Brief Opportunity for Joy, was published in 2010. It is intended as an introduction to the sort of psychotherapy I practice, and arose from my desire to create a brief text to prepare my clients for the work we do together - in other words, to get them thinking like a therapist. It makes an excellent introduction to anyone curious about psychotherapy, how it really works, and its philosophical and scientific underpinnings.
My second book, Way Worse Than Being a Dentist: the Lawyer's Quest for Meaning, was published in late 2011. This book grew out of my experiences as a corporate attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell back in the late 1990's. I was asked, back in early 2010, to write a column about law and psychotherapy for the popular legal website, AboveTheLaw.com and those columns - dozens of them - became the starting point for a book that tackles the current unfortunate state of the legal profession. Way Worse is funny - and deadly serious. It deals with the entire lawyer experience, from contemplating law school to making partner. A must for anyone considering a legal career - or already working in the legal profession and wondering how matters devolved into their current pickle. Also helpful if you just know someone working in law and desire a clear-headed view into that strange and unique world.