Irvin D. Yalom

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Birthday
13, 1931
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1931 (age 87)
Birthplace
Washington, DC

About

An American writer and psychiatrist, he is best known for works such as Every Day Gets a Little Closer and When Nietzsche Wept. As a psychiatrist, he was a proponent of existential therapy.

Before Fame

After graduating from George Washington University and the Boston University School of Medicine, he taught at Stanford University.

Trivia

He received the Oskar Pfister Award.

Family Life

He was born in Washington, D.C. to Russian immigrant parents. He married Marilyn Yalom.

Associated With

His 2005 novel, The Schopenhauer Cure, focuses on the philosophical theories of Arthur Schopenhauer.