Nine Lives--nine people treated in intensive psychoanalytic treatment--are described from within. Their emotional lives, internal struggles, conflicts and anguish are vividly described and understood. Each individuals story is unique and yet these people are tied toegether by their shared humanity--the human struggles that the sensitive reader can identify with an appreciate.
Man is more human that otherwise, an aphorism put forth by the famous psychiartrist Harry Stack Sullivan, underscores this commonality of human experience. A detailed description of each patients intensive treatment invites the reader to enter into the patient-therapist relationship, with its intricacies and intimacies, and to then speculate on what is ultimately helpful and what cures in the therapeutic process.