Chernin takes us inside the mind of the psychoanalyst & her patients as few other books have done. In an almost novelistic fashion, she recalls her own analysis with three very different analysts (1967-71, 1972-83, & 1984-92) & how she grew as an individual through her work with them. It is a rare act of self-disclosure that is both moving & revelatory. A moving, provocative, & eminently readable book that raises crucial questions for those concerned with psychoanalysis & self-knowledge. A compelling recounting of the rewards & shortcomings of psychoanalysis . . . rich with discovery.