By Justin A., M.D. Frank
With the Bush management in everlasting trouble, a well known Washington psychoanalyst updates his portrait of George W.'s public persona—and the way it has broken the presidency.
Insightful and available, brave and arguable, Bush at the Couch sheds startling new mild on George W. Bush's psyche and its impression at the means he governs, tackling head-on the query few appear prepared to invite: Is our president psychologically healthy to run the rustic? With an eye fixed for the subtleties of human habit sharpened via thirty years of scientific perform, Dr. Justin A. Frank lines the advance of Bush's personality from youth via his presidency, choosing and studying his styles of proposal, motion, and verbal exchange. the result's a troubling portrait packed with very important revelations approximately our nation's leader—including aggravating new insights into:
- How Bush reacted to the 2006 Democratic sweep in Congress with a brand new surge of troops into Iraq
- His telling behavior and coping strategies—from his power mangling of English to his tendency to "go clean" in the course of crisis
- The tearful public breakdown of his father, George H. W. Bush, and what it says concerning the former president's courting to his famous sons
- The debacle of Katrina—the second while Bush's vanity ultimately failed him
With a brand new creation and afterword, Bush at the Couch deals the main thorough and candid portrait up to now of arguably the main psychologically broken president seeing that Nixon.