A one-time member of the Freudian "inner circle", Masson reveals the internal workings of this prestigious and profitable profession through an astonishingly candid account of his own life as both therapist and patient and offers a scathing critique on the cult of psychoanalysis. A New York Times Book Review most notable book for 1990.
“A powerful work, especially important for its warning about the power that psychoanalysts can wield over patients.”
– The Los Angeles Times
"As provocative as might be expected from so controversial a figure, this is a fascinating and very readable book."
– The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)