Like a Movie uses films as a stepping stone, window and metaphor to explore fundamental interpersonal issues. And what better metaphor than images over 60 feet high, elevated to the status of pop icon, that mirror and beckon us from every nook and cranny of our image-loving, surface worshipping culture?
"Move over Eric Berne's Games People Play! And welcome to the first book in decades to put the day to day frustrations, arguments, power plays, and social manipulations to which we all are treated to by friends, lovers, bosses, and spouses, under a big magnifying lens. There, to our delight, they are ruthlessly dissected, while we say, 'Yes, yes; it's true; it's true!' How is it possible that we humans treat each other in such strange ways!" -Allan Combs, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina and author of The Radiance of Being
About the Author:
Gerald Alper is the author of eleven books including Portrait of the Artist as a Young Patient: Psychodynamic Studies of the Creative Personality, The Puppeteers: Studies of Obsessive Control, Narcissistic Giving: A Study of People Who Cheat in Relationships, and Control Games: Avoiding Intimacy on the Singles Scene. He is a psychotherapist who has been in private practice in Mahattan the past twenty years. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Contemporary Psychology and a Fellow of The American Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.