This interesting book is a collection of brief essays centered around 10 clinical vignettes. The authors are faculty members from the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Contributions include gems from giants in the field such as Ethel Person, discussing love; Otto Kernberg, on borderline personality organization; Arnold Cooper, on the self-defeating patient; William Breitbart, on meaning-centered therapy with terminally ill patients; George Alexopoulos, on geriatric depression; and Bruce McEwen, on the neurobiology of stress. The star-studded list of contributors also includes Elizabeth Auchincloss, Susan Vaughan, Martha Bruce, Robert Michels, and Paul Appelbaum, among many others. The editor is John Barnhill, an associate professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College and chief of the Consultation-Liaison service at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, who also contributed a number of topics, such as delirium, capacity in geriatric patients, managing multiple patients in the emergency room, hospital psychodynamics, and countertransference.