Love's Executioner

& Other Tales of Psychotherapy


In his classic, bestselling work, the masterful therapist and novelist Irving Yalom describes his sometimes tragic, sometimes inspiring, and always absorbing encounters with patients

In this classic book, master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter. With insight and sympathy, Yalom not only gives us a rare and enthralling glimpse into the personal desires and motivations of ten of his patients, but also tells his own story as he struggles to reconcile his all-too-human response with his sensibility as a psychiatrist. Love's Executioner has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers already, and promises to inspire generations of readers to come.

  • Basic Books; June 2012
  • ISBN 9780465031603
  • Available for download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: Love's Executioner
  • Author: Irvin D. Yalom
  • Imprint: Basic Books

In The Press

"Inspired.... Yalom writes with the narrative wit of O. Henry and the earthy humor of Isaac Bashevis Singer."—San Francisco Chronicle

About The Author

Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and a psychiatrist in San Francisco. He is the author of many books, including The Gift of Therapy, When Nietzsche Wept, Staring at the Sun, and Becoming Myself.