How I Became a Psychologist

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How I Became a Psychologist

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How I Became a Psychologist:  Poems by Heny Seiden 

Praise for How I Became a Psychologist

All I can say is that I never read anything like it. Whatever defines poetry as poetry; poetry that makes me hold my breath as I am reading; poetry that is inseparable from the soul of the poet; poetry that makes me blessed that the poet and I are friends—this little book is all of that and more. As Seiden created these poems "the sky was lit by the glow of lights.” 

Philip Bromberg
Author, The Shadow of the Tsunami: and the Growth of the Relational Mind.

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It is a pleasure to sit with Henry Seiden’s vivid, witty, sly, and stunningly evocative poems about coming of age. Even though my own childhood evolved in WASPy suburbs far from the poet’s urban Jewish landscape, I find myself “remembering” similar milestones. The simplicity of Seiden’s language ambushes the reader with a density of emotion, whether of loss, longing, or the dawning realization of one’s power even over the powerful - and all the joy and guilt that comes with that surprise. This book is a delight to the heart.

Nancy McWilliams, Visiting Full Professor, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology

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There is an exquisite tenderness everywhere in Henry Seiden’s new collection, How I Became a Psychologist. Tenderness and also the gentlest wit, as he roams his Bronx childhood, before the Giants left the Bronx. Pool halls, the wonders of street smartness, the bumbling wonderment of the boy he was, the foibles of family, and the young man he became—all this is treated in these lovely poems with the wry sweet sense Seiden has always carried of the comic, and of our common pathos. I am so grateful that this psychologist is such a wise, lyrical poet.

Gail Mazur,
Author, Forbidden City

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