An examination of Freud's theories argues that the theories have not only been misunderstood and misused, but that they have distorted American thought, and discusses the people who have lent credence to those theories. 12,500 first printing.
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Originally published by HarperCollins Publishers, 1992. Paperback by HarperPerennial, 1993.From the Author:
I didn't make many new friends writing Freudian Fraud, and in fact, I lost a few old ones. There seemed to be no middle ground in feelings about the book; reviewers either loved it or they hated it. Some of the negative reviews came from reviewers who themselves had been in psychoanalysis for years. In such cases, psychoanalysis often becomes a religion and the book therefore attacked their god. Other reviewers seemed profoundly upset that I had focused on Freud's cocaine addiction, including the period when he formulated his most important theories. Other Freud biographers have minimized the magnitude and length of Freud's addiction to cocaine, but I believe it is seminal (so to speak) for understanding Freud's rather strange sexual theories.
The book, nevertheless, provided me with great pleasure in its creation. The underlying question that I was addressing-why did Freud's ideas become so much more popular in the United States than in Europe-had bothered me for years. Finding an answer was most satisfying.
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