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Obama on the couch

inside the mind of a president

by Justin A. Frank

  • 352 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Presidents,
  • Psychology

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJustin A. Frank
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE908 .F69 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24896383M
    ISBN 109781451620634, 9781451620658
    LC Control Number2011025377

    Frank talked about his book at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., and responded to questions from members of the audience. Obama on the Couch.   But what makes Obama on the Couch an important book is Justin Frank’s ability to dive deep into the President’s eloquent writing about his childhood and emerge with fresh and major insights—unacknowledged rage for the mother Obama claims to idolize, unexpressed despair at his abandonment by his stepfather as well as his :

    Obama is a complex and mysterious figure who inspires many questions and great interest from Republicans, Democrats, and from the rabid hour news cycle; this book provides what everyone’s been looking for: an intriguing and provocative assessment of the President’s strengths, weaknesses, and even what could be called his destructive tendencies, ultimately Released on:   Narcissism, racism, sexism, and destructiveness are among Donald Trump’s numerous pathologies. Drawing on Trump’s tweets, interviews, speeches, The Art of the Deal, and many books and articles expounding on the president’s personality, Frank (Psychiatry/George Washington Univ. Medical Center; Obama on the Couch, , etc.) .

    He shows why Obama's experiences as a community organizer are widely misunderstood and more influential than many people realize. And he explores how Obama found a unique way to bridge America's racial divides. No previous book has delved so deeply into the events and people that helped make Barack Obama the man he is today. Here, Justin Frank, M.D.,a practicing psychoanalyst and the author of the New York Times bestseller Bush on the Couch - brings a new patient into his office, and the results of his sessions are not only fascinating, but they provide valuable insights that will help readers in their frustrating pursuit of the President’s character.


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This book also examines unconscious forces that drive his avid supporters and passionate detractors. PRAISE FOR OBAMA ON THE COUCH Wonder why President Obama can’t fight back.

But what makes "Obama on the Couch" an important book is Justin Frank's ability to dive deep into the President's eloquent writing about his childhood and emerge with fresh and major insights--unacknowledged rage for the mother Obama claims to idolize, unexpressed despair at his abandonment by his stepfather as well as his father/5(32).

Frank's "Bush on the Couch" was much better, but Obama, as Frank says, is essentially mentally healthy. Frank sees the major issue for Obama is the abandonment by his birth father, later his step-father, and then sort of his mother who sent him to live with his grandparents at while she stayed in Indonesia/5.

Obama is a complex and mysterious figure who inspires many questions and great interest from Republicans, Democrats, and from the rabid hour news cycle; this book provides what everyone’s been looking for: an intriguing and provocative assessment of the President’s strengths, weaknesses, and even what could be called his destructive tendencies, ultimately /5(5).

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But what makes Obama on the Couch an important book is Justin Frank’s ability to dive deep into the President’s eloquent writing about his childhood and emerge with fresh and major insights—unacknowledged rage for the mother Obama claims to idolize, unexpressed despair at his abandonment by his stepfather as well as his father.

The book struck a chord and helped to usher in a new way of assessing and discussing presidential behavior. Obama on the Couch adapts the model of my first book to provide the deeper understanding Author: Justin A Frank.

Frank employs the principles of applied psychoanalysis to assemble the kind of psychological profile used in his previous best-selling book Bush on the Couch (ReganBooks5, 7) in his upcoming book Obama on the Couch: Inside the mind of the President, which will be released Octo by FreePress/Simon&Schuster.

(1) Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, 2nd ed. (New York: Harper, ; orig. ed., ); (2) Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President (New York: Free Press/ Simon & Schuster, ). An overview of Dr.

Frank’s book Trump on the Couch is in order here. It includes the following parts:Reviews:   He is the author of the bestselling books "Bush on the Couch" and "Obama on the Couch." His most recent book is " Trump on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President.".

Buy Obama on the Couch: Inside The Mind Of The President by Frank M.D., Dr. Justin A. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: One of “the most interesting” things Dr. Justin A. Frank says he found out while working on his new book, “Trump on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President,” was that as a teenager, a.

His newest book, Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President is being published by Free Press/Simon & Schuster on Octo Dr. Frank currently writes a biweekly column for He also contributes toandand is a frequent writer and speaker on topics as diverse as politics.

BUSH ON THE COUCH. by Justin Frank, MD Harper Perennial, Dr. Justin Frank, Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University Medical School, used the technique used by the State Department to create psychological profiles of foreign leaders and applied it to President George W.

Bush’s psyche and its impact on how he governs. Obama on the Couch Inside the Mind of the President By Justin A. Frank, M.D. (Free Press; pages; $26) Just about every American, psychiatrist Justin Frank reminds us, "has his or her own.

So when I heard Dr. Justin Frank, M.D., a national expert on psychoanalysis and clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at George Washington University, speak about "Obama on the Couch" on an NPR program, I immediately ordered the book--and I am so delighted I did/5.

A psychoanalyst attempts to analyze President Obama's failure to fulfill the hopes of his supporters. Frank (Psychiatry and Behavioral Analysis/George Washington Univ.; Bush on the Couch, ) suggests that the differences between Obama the candidate and Obama the president are products of his troubled 's conciliatory attempts to win over his.

Justin Frank talked about his book Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, in which he provides his insights into the president’s character. Unlike Mary Trump, Frank has never met the president.

Rather, he based his book, like his previous Bush on the Couch and Obama on the Couch, on a controversial technique called applied psychoanalysis, which involves close readings of biographies, speeches, and interviews in order to come up with a theory of the patient.

Obama on the Couch demonstrates why this pattern is for our president a necessary response to his own inner needs.

Nuanced and measured, Dr. Frank’s book is a major contribution to contemporary political analysis.”--Rabbi Michael Lerner, founding editor of Tikkun.Justin A. Frank (born Febru in Los Angeles, CA) M.D. is an author who practices and teaches psychoanalysis in Washington, DC.

Frank is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post on topics as diverse as politics, film, and theater. He is a former Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center.In his latest book, "Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President," Frank, a clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University Medical Center, offers his armchair analysis in attempting to answer one of the most common questions about Obama's transformation over the past three years.