- Berger, John — Ways of Seeing (149 pages)
- Vonnegut, Kurt — God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian (72 pages)
- Roth, Joseph — The Legend of the Holy Drinker (100 pages)
- Hrabal, Bohumil — Closely Observed Trains (87 pages)
- Bloomfield, Barbara & Chris Radley — Couple Therapy: Dramas of Love and Sex (171 pages)
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I was rummaging through a box of books in a charity shop early this year. I was in a troubled state of mind, trying to decide whether to call off my engagement. I moved the top layer of books aside and saw Couple Therapy: Dramas of Love and Sex staring back at me. I smiled and picked it up.
I read through it fairly quickly, but I find it didn't help me much if at all. The book seems aimed at someone who is a couple's counsellor in training, not someone who might be in need of counselling, and I didn't feel any of the couples in the three cases covered were at all relevant or analogous to my situation.