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Tales from the Couch

In case you missed my short story, “Consultation,” when Bellevue Literary Review published it a few years back, you can find it again in the just-released anthology, Tales from the Couch, a collection of stories and poems from the mental healthcare worker’s point of view. (Check out the full table of contents here.) I’m told that my contributor copy is on its way, and I am eager to see it!

(Note, too, that the volume’s publisher, Blue Cubicle Press, is currently seeking submissions for the next book, Tales from the Capitol, which will contain stories from the government worker’s point of view. Click here for guidelines and pay rates. Submission deadline: August 1, 2009.)

I went through a phase when I read any and all fiction I could find that focused on psychotherapy/psychoanalysis. Maybe we can use this post to share some titles and build a bibliography for those readers–and I know they’re out there–experiencing similar reading interests right now. I’ll get us started:

August, by Judith Rossner
The Treatment, by Daniel Menaker
Liliane, by Ntozake Shange

Your turn! Please add relevant titles, and their authors, in comments.

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  1. And one of the all-time gems: “The Depressed Person,” by David Foster Wallace.

  2. 72 Hour Hold, Bebe Moore Campbell

  3. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
    My Life as a Man by Philip Roth

  4. The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula LeGuin

  5. The IHOP Papers by Ali Liebegott

  6. The White Hotel!

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