Medicine: Tears, Sweat & Sinuses

Few patients undergoing psychoanalysis keep any notes of the long, soul-searching sessions. If they write anything at all about the experience, they usually fictionalize it under a pseudonym. Not so New York Timeswoman. Lucy Freeman. Like the good reporter she is, Lucy Freeman hurried from the couch to a quiet corner, where she recorded all that seemed important of what she had told the analyst and what he had told her. The literary result: a 332-page book, Fight Against Fears (Crown; $3).

Outwardly, Lucy Freeman seemed to have almost everything a girl could...

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