Dr. F. Robert Rodman, an eminent psychoanalyst, is the author of Not Dying: A Memoir and Keeping Hope Alive: On Becoming a Psychotherapist, as well as a much-admired interpretive edition of Winnicott's letters, The Spontaneous Gesture. He practices in California.
"As balanced and insightful a portrait of Winnicott's ideas as we are likely to have." - Martha Nussbaum in The New Republic; 'Spacious, biographically rich, and without ideological blinkers...Rodman's work has not only recreated in documentary detail the life of one of the most creative people in the history of psychoanalysis, but also helped bring us up-to-date on the tale of what has been happening in Britain'. Psychoanalysis and History; 'As balanced and insightful a portrait of Winnicott's ideas as we are likely to have'. The New Republic; 'A comprehensive and revealing picture'. Journal of Social Work Education; Here is the story of an important English child psychoanalyst whose writings are a much needed breath of fresh air for all who work with, and try to understand children. Dr. Rodman writes with an exacting and deserved eloquence, knowing, as he does, why D.W. Winnicott's life work has mattered, and continues to matter, so much to so many. This book is a worthy companion to us readers, ever so needy, still, of Winnicott's inwardness, his moral presence'. Robert Coles, Harvard University"