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Between a Couch and a Hard Place

Bonnie Friedman writes a memoir about a therapy that enslaved, but freed her.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/between_a_couch_and_a_hard_place_20020510

In her latest book, "The Thief of Happiness: The Story of an Extraordinary Psychotherapy," Bonnie Friedman sorts through the complex, confusing, ambivalent relationship between therapist and patient by way of her own psychotherapy, revealing the seductive "thief" to be Friedman's trusted doctor, a fact that the reader realizes immediately, but that takes the author years to understand.

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