The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head

The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatrist's Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases
If you've read my blog for any amount of time, you would know that I truly love to read memoirs, especially when they have a pyschological base to them.  The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head by Dr. Gary Small is a memoir beginning with his young days as a resident and progressing through his professional career.
Some of you may know Dr. Small- he is a very well-known psychiatrist who has been featured on many TV shows and in many publications.  This memoir shows the sometimes humorous side of psychiatry.  He writes about some of his craziest, and funniest experiences as he progressed through schooling, internship, residency, and various practices.  He shares some bizarre stories- like quite literally, the naked lady who stood on her head.  Every chapter gets more and more amusing, with titles like 'The Shrinking Penis' and 'Eyes Wide Shut'.  Dr. Small both entertains and educates his readers.  I learned about different techniques as well as new and interesting diagnosis.
If you're interested in psychiatry {or maybe even just a really amusing memoir} I would suggest this book!  Easy to read and understand {Dr. Small makes sure to use language the lay person will understand} The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head is sure to entertain!!

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  1. I love memoirs and this one sounds fascinating!

  2. Oh I like medical memoir - will add this to TBR! (have never heard of Dr Small so I haven't heard of this one.)

  3. Another intriguing memoir. This sounds like fun!