The doctor is in : Dr. Ruth on love, life, and joie de vivre / Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer with Pierre A. Lehu.

Westheimer, Ruth K. (Ruth Karola), 1928- [Browse]
  • New York : Amazon Publishing, [2015]
  • ©2015
191 pages ; 24 cm


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Everyone knows Dr. Ruth as the most famous and trusted sex therapist, but few people know she narrowly escaped death from the Holocaust, was raised in an orphanage in Switzerland, or that she was a sniper during Israel's War of Independence. After years spent as a student in Paris, Dr. Ruth came to America dreaming of a new life though never expecting the dramatic turns that would take place. And at the age of eighty-seven, she is as spirited as ever. Through intimate and funny stories, Dr. Ruth sheds light on how she's learned to live a life filled with joie de vivre. And she shows readers how they too can learn to deal with tragedy and loss, challenges and success, all while nourishing an intellectual and emotional spark, and, above all, having fun! Hilarious, inspiring, and profound, The Doctor Is In will change the way you think about life and love, in all their limitless possibilities.
  • What is joie de vivre?
  • Always move forward
  • Embrace your passions and your beliefs
  • Open yourself up to love: my history in love and marriage
  • Going after what you want in life
  • Enjoy the crazy turns life takes
  • How celebrity influenced my life and could influence yours
  • Always learn new things
  • Take risks
  • Recognize that it is never too late
  • Questions from the audience.
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Dr. Ruth on love, life, and Joie de Vivre
  • 9781477829608 ((hardcover))
  • 1477829601 ((hardcover))
  • 9781477828366 ((paperback))
  • 1477828362 ((paperback))
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