Inventive Fiction Capturing The Psyche Of The Human Condition.
Written by a licensed psychotherapist, Shrink Wrapped is a collection of a dozen short stories with a common theme running through each, unifying them as a whole. These stories attempt to tug at the reader, raising questions, asking the reader to consider a perspective on human suffering outside trite, contemporary notions of sanity and insanity. For instance, there is the story of Sara, in "Finding Cannon," whose grief over the loss of her grandmother results in a stigmatizing label of depression and jeopardizes her standing as a medical student. In "Seeing Red," Donald lays on the street, injured, believing he is about to die. He hopes to grab hold of a peaceful memory for solace. Instead, his life's regret comes into focus. There's Mary Lee and Teddy who seek out Dr. Cutter, a renowned marriage therapist, for his services in "Blowback." When Teddy, by accident, stains Cutter's expensive sofa with spilled coffee, the good doctor makes different plans for the couple. As well, there is Jerry in "'For it is just this question of pain that parts us,'" who is forced to explore his psychosis, although he may be ill prepared to do so.
"...a psychological odyssey through the depths of the human mind...."-Michelle Hutt, Esq. Law Firm of Allen Dell, PA.
"...entertaining and challenging..." -Armond Aserinsky, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist.
"...Poignant and thought provoking...Sigmund Freud meets the Twilight Zone...."-Steve Green, Author of BROKEN PARADIGM.
"...Gutsy yet refined, nerve-wracking and intense."-Gail Gallagher, M. Ed., Semi-Retired English Teacher