Freudian Slips: Cartoons on Psychology


Freudian Slips: Cartoons on Psychology Paperback – October 1, 1997
by Sidney Harris (Author)

Renowned cartoonist Sidney Harris turns his legendary pen loose on psychiatry and psychology in the laugh-out-loud, funny Freudian Slips. This hilarious collection of 150 cartoons -some published for the first time in this book–takes a lighthearted look at pop psychology, psychotherapy, human behavior, and the psychology of everyday life as only Harris can. Freudians and Jungians are certain to agree- this book is the perfect therapy to bring a smile to the face of anyone who appreciates a clever cartoon.Harris fans will surely want to add Freudian Slips to their collection of his other delightfully witty books, including Einstein Simplified, Can’t You Guys Read?, Chalk Up Another One, So Sue Me! and Stress Test, all available from Rutgers University Press.

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As he’s done with other professionals and scientists, Harris takes a playful swipe at pop psychology and the brain care industry. There’s that psychologist on the phone, for example, telling his patient to “Have a couple of dreams and call me in the morning,” or the startled senior citizen announcing, “My inner child just turned sixty five.” Another guy sits in a park, crawling with little demons labeled lust, passion, desire, and libido; as an attractive woman approaches, he alerts them: “Hey guys, wake up.”

Seeing these figurative expressions come to life gives a few good giggles, as does Harris’s sly stabs at the self-helpers and their effect on common culture. In others, healthy cynicism dumps a bit of ridicule where it will do the most good. For example, I think of today’s media when I see a man reading the newspaper’s front page: “Headlines Alarm People, Create Fear and Dread.”

Product Details
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Rutgers University Press (October 1, 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0813524784
ISBN-13: 978-0813524788
Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 7.6 x 7.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces

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