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Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Naked Lady Who Stood On Her Head Review

True stories are more bizarre than any fiction, and Dr. Gary Small, author of the bestselling MEMORY BIBLE, knows this best. After thirty distinguished years of psychiatry, Small has seen it all and in The Naked Lady That Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatrist's Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases opens his office doors for the first time to tell all about the most mysterious, intriguing and bizarre patients of his career.

Written with Gigi Vorgan, the book is a spellbinding record of the doctor's most bewildering cases, from naked headstands and hysterical blindness to fainting schoolgirls and self- amputations. It is an illuminating journey into the mind of a practicing psychiatrist and his life in medicine as it evolves over time - a behind-the scenes look at the field and a variety of mental diseases as they've never been seen or diagnosed before.

Often funny, sometimes tragic, and always compelling, Dr. Small takes you on a tour of his career that moves from the halls of a crowded inner-city Boston emergency room to the multi-million dollar ski lodges of the nation's elite. In between, he introduces a strange cast of true-life characters and conditions, while dealing with secret double lives, a man convinced that his penis is shrinking, and frighteningly psychotic romantic desires. His career and personal life come full circle when his own mentor becomes his patient, making Small realize that no one is beyond mental exploration - not even himself.

The Naked Lady That Stood on Her Head is both a highly entertaining and enlightening look at the puzzling eccentricities that make us human.

About the book:
The Naked Lady That Stood on Her Head by Dr. Gary Small
ISBN: 978-0061803789
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publish: Sept 28, 2010
Pages: 288
S.R.P.: $25.99

About the author:
Dr. Gary Small is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the UCLA Center on Aging at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. His research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, has made headlines in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today. Scientific American magazine named him one of the world's leading innovators in science and technology. Small lectures throughout the world and frequently appears on The Today Show, Good Morning America, PBS, and CNN. Gigi Vorgan wrote, produced, and appeared in numerous feature films and television shows before teaming up with her husband,

Dr. Gary Small, to co-write five books, including the New York Times bestseller The Memory Bible, The Memory Prescription, The Longevity Bible, and iBrain. They live in Los Angeles with their two children.

When you are having a bad day, one way to make yourself feel better is to learn of others peoples troubles that are far worse!!

Dr. Gary Small tells you about some of his stranger cases throughout his career as a psychologist.

Some of the stories are hilarious, and some are kind of sad. I never would have realized all the mental problems that people can have, and what they can cause you to do if I hadn't read this book.

What I liked the most about this book was how Dr. Small describes the ways he treats certain people.

I found this to be a really enjoyable read, and I am trying not to self diagnose myself now!!!

~~All opinions expressed are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review. I did receive a copy of the book to read thanks to Bostick Communications~~

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