In this startling biography that's bound to raise controversy, journalist Richard Pollak dismantles the myth of Bruno Bettelheim, one of the 20th century's most influential psychotherapists. Pollack reveals how Bettelheim faked his credentials, exaggerated data, lied about his success rate with patients, sometimes abused children in his care and plagiarized portions of his most famous book, The Uses of Enchantment. 16 pages of photos. National ads/media.

The Creation of Dr B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim 1997, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780684809380