Psychotherapy and the Everyday Life is neither a textbook in the theory or practice of psychotherapy, nor is it a self-help manual. It is also not an autobiographical narrative—although it has something in common with all of these genres of writing. This book is primarily, as its subtitle suggests, A Guide for the Puzzled Consumer. It is intended to help a variety of individuals with differing relationships to the field of psychotherapy to negotiate its somewhat perplexing and slippery terrain.