Hillary Rodham Clinton: On The Couch – Getting to Know Our Former First Lady and Potential Next President
Carlisle, PA September 29, 2015 – The widely popular On the Couch series by Alma Bond, Ph.D. has given us an opportunity to discover the lives of Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O through the eyes of renowned New York psychoanalyst, Dr. Darcy Dale. The fictionalized biographies provided a unique and revealing perspective of their lives. Now, readers are invited to learn about our former First Lady and presidential hopeful in Hillary Rodham Clinton: On the Couch. Dr. Bond captures the details found in other biographies dedicated to the life of Hillary, in a way which provides deep insight into her personality and character. If you read this book, you will feel you understand Mrs. Clinton very well, and you may even learn something about yourself.
In Hillary Clinton: On the Couch, Clinton seeks psychiatric help to deal with her husband’s infidelities. Psychoanalyst Dr. Darcy Dale encourages Hillary to talk about her past – everything from her father ruling with an iron fist, to why she was called “Sister Frigidaire” in high school, to her role as First Lady of Arkansas and subsequently, the First Lady of the United States of America.
Hillary Clinton is funny, a bit sarcastic and very intelligent. Bond provides interesting insights into what Hillary could have been thinking during pinnacle times in her life, and her state of mind from a psychoanalyst’s point of view. While this book is technically fiction, the facts themselves are all true: Only the thoughts and feelings attributed to Mrs. Clinton are fictitious, along with the story of her “analysis.” Dr. Bond’s extensive research into the life of Hillary Clinton, along with her professional knowledge of psychology and her beautiful style of writing, make this biography an enthralling and entertaining read.
“It’s easy to want to get to know the essential Hillary Clinton and want to hear her story,” says Dr. Bond. “After reading pretty much everything ever written on Hillary, and then having written a book in which my alter ego, also a psychoanalyst, carries on 69 fictionalized sessions with Hillary, I think I have a very good idea what and how Hillary thinks. To say Hillary Clinton is an amazing woman is an understatement.”
Alma H. Bond received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, and became a highly successful psychoanalyst in private practice for 37 years in New York City. She “retired” to become a full-time writer. She’s written 23 books and her popular On the Couch has received excellent reviews. Jackie O: On the Couch, the first of Bond’s On the Couch series received a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. Bond also wrote the play, “Maria,” about the life of Maria Callas. The play was produced off-off Broadway, toured the South and will be produced in London next year.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton: On The Couch
By Alma H. Bond, Ph.D.
Available at amazon.com and all fine book sellers.
Book proceeds benefit the Clinton Foundation
Dr. Abe Bortz, Historian: “Every American should read this book, as should every world leader. In fact, so should the people in every country around the world, because it seems evident to me that she will be America’s next president.”
Norm Goldman, Publisher, Bookpleasures.com: “With her most recent tome, Hillary Rodham Clinton On The Couch, Dr. Alma H. Bond has once again used her skills as a psychoanalyst, combined them with extensive research, and put together a fascinating look at the life of her subject, this time the former first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton … She has skillfully assembled a vivid chronicle of a strong woman who has faced immense challenges throughout her life and was able to pull through no matter how painful the journey. Bond’s take on the details of this captivating woman are compelling and convincing, even if you, like many, don’t like Hillary and, as many will do, question her accomplishments if she decides to run for President.”
Midwest Book Review: “There have been so many books written about our former First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of our country, Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Not all put her in a good light, I might add. If you look at the picture on the cover of this book, you will see an older lady. The lines on her face are there because she has given almost her whole life to helping others. Look into her eyes and you will find the love she has for our country and her family… People seem to forget her many accomplishments. This book has opened my eyes so that I can see who, and why, Hillary is the person she is, and how she has managed to overcome so many obstacles that have come her way.”
Ann Beardsley, author, Historical Dictionary of NASA and the Space Program: “What an amazing book! Dr. Bond really gets into the mind of her subjects, and this one on Hillary Rodham Clinton is no exception. The reader can easily imagine Clinton sitting in a comfortable chair across from the imaginary Dr. Dale, spilling her heart and her secrets, a cup of tea beside her, and her smartphone carefully switched off for 50 minutes at a time. But that doesn’t mean there’s no meat here. Bond’s portrayal of Clinton delves into her background, her relationship with Bill (with all of its ups and downs), her years as a lawyer and as the family breadwinner, and how she feels about motherhood and grandmotherhood. Bond’s earlier books dealt with women who have already entered into history; Clinton is her first one dealing with a living person.”