After a useful prefatory essay labeled "What Is Psychoanalysis?" (well worth reading on its own), there are chapters titled "Psychotherapeutic Interaction," "Postmodern Psychoanalysis or Wild Analysis?" "The Two-Woman Phenomenon Revisited," "Externalization and Existential Anguish in the Borderline Patient," and "Psychoanalytic Treatment of the Borderline Patient" as well as chapters on what brings about change, adult eating disorders, and ulcerative colitis. One chapter is an inventive, risky, and to me not wholly successful dramatization (which has been staged) of a guilt-and-sex-laden psychiatric problem: "In the Clutches of the Devil." A chapter on nothingness and meaninglessness is followed by a useful report of "A Failure in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of a Schizophrenic Patient." These are followed by chapters on impasse and failure in treatment; the inadequacy of several major psychiatric acronyms, labels, and, implicitly, DSM-IV ("OCD, OCPD: Acronyms Do Not Make a Disease"); and contingency and unformulated countertransference. There is a chapter titled "Self-Analysis: A Fool for a Patient?" and another on Freud and archaic sadism.