The titles of the chapters are advertisements of what’s inside, as in the following: "The Urge to Eat From Garbage Cans," "The Penis That Needed Permission From the Church," "Therapy With a Gopher Snake and a Horned Lizard," "The Medicine Man Who Never Had a Vision," and "The Woman Who Hanged Herself to Check Her Husband’s Response Time." There are others, but I do not want to spoil the plot. Although the chapters are mostly developed from interviews with the therapists, the editors take the poetic license of setting up the reader for either a laugh or a cry. In this book therapists are deceived, tricked, cajoled, lied to, manipulated, teased, thrown about, and heckled by their patients. What else is new? But there is something to be learned. Every patient or family has a story, a secret, that becomes a yarn and is worth telling, if but in fragments, to whet our appetite for the deeper issues that leave us, like "the mummy at the dining room table," propped up at the dining room table so that conversation can take place. This is a readable book, but it is also a coffee-table book, something to glance through and be entertained by, without ever being transformed.