Psychology of the Sopranos by Glen O. Gabbard
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Psychology of the "Sopranos"
By Glen O. Gabbard

The Psychology of the "Sopranos"

Love, Death, Desire and Betrayal in America's Favorite Gangster Family

By (author) See other recent books by Glen O. Gabbard
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $44.99
Your Price: $40.49 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.02 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Psychology of the Sopranos by Glen O. Gabbard

Book Description

Some have called it "The Sopranos Effect"--the quiet that descends just before a new episode of the hit TV series is aired. Stores are deserted, restaurants quiet--and for patients of distinguished psychoanalyst and author Glen Gabbard, desperate calls for help go unreturned. Why, Dr. Gabbard wondered, have the misadventures of a middle-aged thug won the largest audience in HBO history? What is it about the characters and their relationships that draws us in so completely? What can we learn about ourselves from going inside the heads of these outlaws from New Jersey? In The Psychology of the Sopranos Dr. Gabbard draws on his vast professional experience (and his near-obsessive preoccupation with Tony's two "families") to delve into the psychology of the characters, the show's depiction of therapy, and how "The Sopranos" dramatically showcases the psychological ambiguities and conflicts in our own lives. Indeed, part of the show's popularity, he argues, is the spotlight it throws on viewers' psychological issues--from panic attacks and existential angst to codes of honor and moral indiscretions. With his tongue planted only lightly in his cheek, Gabbard poses the questions so many of us have pondered on Monday mornings: Is Tony's therapy working? And how is it possible for him and his "families" to reconcile the mundane and the monstrous? His answers will surprise and delight loyal fans. This book was not prepared, licensed, approved, or endorsed by any entity involved in creating or producing the "Sopranos" television series. Mafia don Tony Soprano, his family, his work "associates," and his therapist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, have captured the imagination (and the fanatical devotion) of more than 11 million viewers. The show has garnered rave reviews for its writing and acting and has won a loyal following of educated viewers, who appreciate the sharp wit, the Machiavellian plot turns, and the Shakespearean character development of this extraordinarily well-crafted drama. * Find the answers in The Psychology of the Sopranos: * * Is Tony a psychopath--or is he an American everyman putting bread on the table in the best way he knows how? * Is Livia a modern-day Medea or a victim caught in mob mentality? * Is Carmella an accomplice or an innocent? * Who's more corrupt, Tony Soprano or Father Phil? * Is Tony doomed to desire women who make him feel as bad as Mom did? * Can a man who commits bad acts still teach his children to be good? *

Buy Psychology of the "Sopranos" book by Glen O. Gabbard from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780465027354
ISBN-10: 0465027350
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Glen O. Gabbard

Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis by Glen O. Gabbard Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis, Paperback (February 2016)

Preceded by Boundaries and boundary violations in psychoanalysis / Glen O. Gabbard, Eva P. Lester. New York: BasicBooks, c1995.

Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders by Glen O. Gabbard Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Hardback (May 2014)

The definitive treatment textbook in psychiatry, this fifth edition of Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders has been thoroughly restructured to reflect the new DSM-5 categories. The editors have produced a volume that is both comprehensive and concise, meeting the needs of clinicians who prefer a single, user-friendly volume.

Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice by Glen O. Gabbard Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, Hardback (April 2014)

Long-awaited, this fifth edition of Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice has been thoroughly revised in light of the new DSM-5(R) categories while maintaining its focus on the individual patient's specific needs and complexities. The author has restructured the text for maximum utility and enhanced understanding.

Textbook of Psychoanalysis by Glen O. Gabbard Textbook of Psychoanalysis, Hardback (August 2011)

The only comprehensive textbook of psychoanalysis available in the United States, the Textbook of Psychoanalysis was written with both the beginning student in the mental health care professions and the practicing analyst in mind.

» View all books by Glen O. Gabbard

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Psychology of the "Sopranos" book by Glen O. Gabbard and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Glen O. Gabbard

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He is the author of sixteen books, including Psychiatry and the Cinema and Boundaries and Boundary Violations. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Sigourney Award for outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis. He lives in Houston, Texas.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Glen O. Gabbard close
Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis by Glen O. Gabbard
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders by Glen O. Gabbard
Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice by Glen O. Gabbard
Textbook of Psychoanalysis by Glen O. Gabbard
Professionalism in Psychiatry by Glen O. Gabbard
Essentials of Psychiatry by Glen O. Gabbard
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders by Glen O. Gabbard
Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Glen O. Gabbard
Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments by Glen O. Gabbard
Physician as Patient by Glen O. Gabbard
Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy by Glen O. Gabbard
Key Papers in Literature and Psychoanalysis by Glen O. Gabbard
Competency in Combining Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy by Glen O. Gabbard
Metaphor of Play by Glen O. Gabbard
Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis by Glen O. Gabbard
Psychoanalysis and Film by Glen O. Gabbard
Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders by Glen O. Gabbard
Countertransference Issues in Psychiatric Treatment by Glen O. Gabbard
Psychiatry and the Cinema by Glen O. Gabbard
Borderline Personality Disorder by Glen O. Gabbard
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close