The Most Beautiful Place in the World: A Memoir of a Psychoanalyst and the Realization of a State of Mind (Paperback)
The intimate, touching, witty, and unique memoir by a renowned psychoanalytic author and clinician who discovers the unexpected site of the most beautiful place in the world.
This riveting memoir tells the tale of how the roots of one woman's yearnings, planted deeply in fertile dreams and disappointments, sprouted fresh possibilities, leafed out page by page and blossomed into a colorful and enduring romance. The author, a retired American psychoanalyst from Los Angeles, recognized for her many clinical publications, chronicles four years that fluttered by like autumn foliage into mounds of flashbacks upon an existence often blown off track and swept up as if by a gust of wind at surprising times and in unexpected directions. Following a sequence of sundry seasons and throughout broad and narrow ups and downs, the author settles not only in that most beautiful place that is the scintillating city of Paris, but even more significantly in a crisp, enduring, and resilient state of mind, a sturdy foundation for living experienced as the most beautiful place in the world.
"This is the fascinating story about a brilliant young woman who, caught in a dead-end marriage, took control of her destiny and became a world-renowned psychoanalyst. Her colorful descriptions of destinations around the world have resulted in my adding a number of them to my bucket list."
Virginia in California, Retired Nuclear Physicist