The book falls into two (intermingled) halves. The chapters by Havens, Sabo, and James Gustafson, taken together, approach being an integrated textbook on modern, dynamically informed, eclectic psychotherapy. Havens’s contributions (one on forming effective relationships, one on treating psychoses, and three commentaries) are lucid and deserve every bit of the praise they have received. The relationship piece in particular distills some of the best of his book Making Contact(1). Havens is one Harvard treasure who has continued to get his hands dirty in the day-to-day training of psychiatric residents, and it shows. I salute his decision to throw his energy into a mainstream project like this book, whose influence on psychiatry as a whole will be greater than that of one more literary/philosophical book about therapy for a smaller audience of initiates. Still, when one of our greatest teachers feels the need to advise mental health practitioners to find common interests with their patients (p. 18), I wonder whether it is already too late. Didn’t they go into the business to get to know people in the first place?