The psychologist Leslie Farber, who died in 1981, has been revered as one of the most astute observers of the human condition and a writer of penetrating wisdom. His essays, on topics as diverse as the pornographic anguish of jealousy and the despair of psychotherapy, were collected in 1966 (The Ways of the Will) and 1976 (Lying, Despair, Jealousy, Envy, Sex, Suicide, Drugs, and the Good Life) and have been out of print for nearly twenty years. Based partly on his experiences as a therapist, but more importantly on his special insight, Dr. Farber's observations provide us with a unique glimpse into ourselves that is frequently startling, but in the end always consoling.
About the Author
Leslie H. Farber was Chairman of the Washington, D.C., School of Psychiatry, Director of Therapy at the Austen Riggs Center, and a psychotherapist in private practice. He was a frequent contributor to Commentary, Times Literary Supplement, Harper's, and other magazines. He died in 1981.