“The fascinating thing about Milton Erickson's work is that his originality is not contained in any attempt to differ from others, but simply is a matter of his own pursuit of the new, within his own work.” — Margaret Mead
In these letters there are aspects of Erickson's life that have never before been revealed publicly. Herein, we are privy to Erickson, the man, in a way that provides new insights into his awesome power as a clinician, a researcher, a theorist, and an individual.
As a reader, you will meet the luminaries with whom Erickson interacted, both in the field of psychiatry and in related disciplines.
Sit in on Erickson as he consults on cases with renowned psychoanalysts, exchanges views with Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead, and discusses research issues with Stanley Milgram. Read firsthand Erickson's advice to patients, colleagues, and students.