A complete list of Alma H. Bond books. All are available on Amazon.
Alma H. Bond, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and the author of 19 published books. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, graduated from the post-doctoral program in psychoanalysis at the Freudian Society, and was a psychoanalyst in private practice for thirty-seven years in New York City. She ”retired” to become a full-time writer, but now maintains a small practice in addition to writing.
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Lady Macbeth: On the Couch: Inside the Mind and Life of Lady Macbeth Scholars, professors, and historians have wondered for centuries how and why Lady Macbeth, the beautiful, beloved wife of a nobleman, had to encourage–nay, push–her husband, Prince Macbeth, to commit the ghastly crime of killing the king.
Jackie O: On the Couch is the story of Jackie Kennedy Onassis as she might have written it. This is not just another biography. For the first time, Jackie O: On the Couch highlights Jackie’s life from her own perspective, as imagined by author Dr. Alma Bond, a psychoanalyst and long-time student of Jackie lore.
Michelle Obama: Biography Independent and supportive, elegant and down-to-earth, an accomplished professional and family anchor as her husband rose to the presidency. Michelle Obama: A Biography offers an unprecedented look at one of the most captivating women of our time, one who is sure to add her own distinctive legacy to the tradition of presidential wives.
Camille Claudel: A Novel – Camille Claudel, an old lady confined to the Asylum for the Insane in Montdevergues, France, reviews her life. She says, “I hope my memoir will illustrate the heights of passion Rodin and I reached, and unravel the mystery of why they were transformed into vinegar and ashes.” The book illuminates her childhood and the rise of her career in the setting of her ecstatic life with Rodin.
Who Killed Virginia Woolf? a Psychobiography Who, if anyone, was responsible when Virginia Woolf wandered across the water-meadows and threw herself in the river Ouse? By examining the various strains which led to Woolf’s tragically ending her life the true nature of her marriage, her complex relationship with Vita Sackville-West, the pangs of sexual insecurity, and the lack of self-esteem noted psychoanalyst Alma H. Bond illustrates how these influences coalesced to bring Woolf’s life to a logical ending. a masterpiece of its kinda brilliant, original book that not only gives the reader new understanding of why Virginia Woolf committed suicide but also brings him new depths in the understanding of his own life.
The Autobiography of Maria Callas: A Novel is a fictionalized account of the well-known and not so widely known details of the tempestuous and passionate, creative and private life of the internationally acclaimed diva. The soaring heights of her talents, the fears of her decline, written from a psychological, highly controversial perspective.
MARGARET MAHLER: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst – Margaret Mahler was from a young age intrigued by the theories of Sigmund Freud and Hungarian psychoanalysts such as Sandor Ferenzci, with whom she became acquainted while a student in Budapest. Forced to flee Europe and rising anti-Semitism, Margaret and her husband, Paul, came to the United States in 1938.
Old Age is a Terminal Illness: How I learned to Age Gracefully and Conquer my Fear of Dying – Dr. Alma Bond provides insight into one of the greatest challenges of life: conquering the fear of death. Using her own experiences with the deaths of loved ones, Dr. Bond constructed a “Death Journal” in a style similar to Sigmund Freud’s “Interpretation of Dreams” in order to overcome her fear of death.
Who Killed Marcia Maynard?: The Psychoanalyst is Dead – Dr. Marcia Maynard, famous child psychoanalyst and infant researcher, was murdered in her bed at the El Dorado Apartment House in Manhattan by an unknown killer. Psychoanalyst Mary Wells helps solve the mystery with her astute analytical and psychological skills. In conjunction with her lover Detective John Franklin, they are an almost unstoppable team.
I Married Dr. Jekyll and Woke Up Mrs. Hyde: or What Happens to Love? – Why is one marriage out of two today doomed to end in divorce? My interviews with 71 divorced women searched for answers. Did they love their husbands when they married? Did they believe at the time that it was ’till death do us part’? Were there other lovers in the lives of the couple at the time of the divorce? Is there any connection between an unhappy childhood and a failed marriage?
Tales of Psychology: Short Stories to Make You Wise – Tales of Psychology consists of nineteen short stories selected for their insight into human nature and their merit as fine works of literature. Each story is followed by a discussion of the psychological principles revealed. Reading this book will be a unique opportunity for lay readers and professional psychologists and writers alike to deepen their knowledge of human psychology.
The Deadly Jigsaw Puzzle – My patient, Veronica Vail, was murdered in her Park Avenue apartment. Lt. John Franklin asks my help in finding the killer. We interview her husband Roland, his daughter by a former marriage who never liked Veronica, and Carlos de la Cuesta, a handsome, black-haired drag queen in love with Roland. Lt. Franklin hypothesizes that a stranger broke into the Vail apartment to steal a painting.
The Quantum Twins – When Key West psychoanalyst Ruth Roman meets John Noble Pennicott (“Mike”), a physicist, she falls in love. Soon after their meeting, Mike becomes deeply depressed at the suicide of his twin sister.
On Becoming a Grandparent: A Diary of Family Discovery The birth of a child can affect its family “as a baleful disease,” asserts Freudian psychoanalyst Bond ( Who Killed Virginia Woolf ), a mother and a grandmother. Here she writes in a diary format to confide last night’s dreams and today’s worries–that she will “lose” her daughter after the baby’s birth; that she fears competition from the child’s other, richer grandparents.