In his long career, eminent psychotherapist and author Irvin D. Yalom has pressed his patients and readers to grapple with life's two greatest challenges: that we all must die, and that each of us is responsible for leading a life worth living. In Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy, he and his patients confront the difficulty of these challenges. Although these people have come to Yalom seeking relief, recognition, or meaning, together they discover that such things are rarely found in the places where we think to look. Like Love's Executioner and Yalom's other writing, this book lays bare the necessary task we each face, each day, to make our own lives meaningful.
Irvin D. Yalom is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of many books, including Love's Executioner, Theory and Practice in Group Psychotherapy, and When Nietzsche Wept.
-All of us are creatures of a day, - wrote Marcus Aurelius, -rememberer and remembered alike.- In his long-awaited new collection of stories, renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom describes his patients' struggles--as well as his own--to come to terms with the two great challenges of existence: how to have a meaningful life, and how to reckon with its inevitable end.