BUSH ON THE COUCH
by Justin Frank, MD
Harper Perennial, 2005
Dr. Justin Frank, Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University Medical School, used the technique used by the State Department to create psychological profiles of foreign leaders and applied it to President George W. Bush’s psyche and its impact on how he governs. The book examines not only his childhood but patterns of behavior throughout his life – including heavy drinking, deep religious convictions, attention deficit disorder, misspeaking, and the famous smirk – to eventually tackle head-on the question few seem willing to ask: Is our president psychologically fit to run the country?
With an eye for the subtleties of human behavior sharpened by thirty years of clinical practice, Dr. Frank traces the development of Bush’s character from childhood through his presidency, identifying and analyzing his patterns of thought, action, and communication. The result is a troubling portrait filled with important revelations about our nation’s leader—including disturbing new insights into:
PRAISE FOR BUSH ON THE COUCH
“A compelling printout of the presidential psyche and how it has shaped our world. You will never listen to a State of the Union address again without applying his fascinating psychological read.”