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Bill Scheft at the Harvard Book Store

  • Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138 United States (map)

Harvard Book Store welcomes longtime staff writer for David Letterman and sixteen time Emmy-nominated writer Bill Scheft for a reading of his latest novel, Shrink Thyself.

In Shrink Thyself, Charlie Traub decides to leave psychotherapy and live the unexamined life. A noble goal, which would be even more noble if his former therapist (now his friend) didn’t turn out to be beyond inappropriate and his mother didn’t die in a way that would have made Freud transfer to dental school. Despite all unexamined evidence to the contrary, Charlie just might be unable to accept that wherever he goes, there he is.

“Bill Scheft has created a sad-sack hero with the exuberant narrative verve of a character out of Philip Roth or Saul Bellow (think Portnoy or Herzog).”

— Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic and the author of the bestselling memoir My Age of Anxiety

“There’s nothing that makes me happier than a Bill Scheft novel. Shrink Thyself, his best yet, is a hilarious, unexpectedly moving, page-turning delight.”

— Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette?