'I found this a challenging, intriguing book. Spinelli writes clearly and provides insights into the human condition not easily found elsewhere. His modesty inclines me to believe that he is therapist who can be trusted' - Anthony Storr
'To a certain extent every attempt to translate lived experience onto paper is doomed to failure, and it takes not only a skilled writer but also a skilful practitioner to elicit in the reader some of the sense of humanity, immediacy and reality of the original relationship while not retreating into sentimentality and narcissism.
... Spinelli's book is difficult to put down and one is continually reminded with vivid clarity of the personal and universal dilemmas of normal and therapeutic life.' - Martin Adams