The Midnight Shrink (Paperback)

By Edward a. Dreyfus

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781508691389, 222pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2015

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Set in the context of a search for a serial killer, a streetwise psychologist with a social conscience - Dr. David Edminson - treats denizens of the night in his van on the streets of LA's skid row between the hours of 9 PM and 5 AM. He works with his best friends, an LAPD detective and an ER physician; they are all NY transplants committed to social justice and wanting to make a difference. Similar to his patients, Dr. Edminson has built his life on a narrative created in childhood. While working on the case of a serial killer of prostitutes and strippers, he learns that his adored grandfather may not have been the great man he thought he was. Dr. Edminson then goes on a journey to discover the truth about his life and the family from which he has been estranged. What he learns shakes the very foundation upon which he has built his life sending him into an existential crisis.

About the Author

At the age of 78 and 50 years practicing as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Edward Dreyfus has turned his attention to writing psychologically based novels, claiming that "age is on the calendar, youthfulness is a state of mind". MICKEY AND THE PLOW HORSE (a socially awkward, 12-year old asthmatic boy discovers he has a rare gift) and BUDDIES (four men, childhood friends, fall in lust with the same woman, and learn the truth about what it means to be a man) are currently available. The THE MIDNIGHT SHRINK, partially autobiographical, set in the context of a serial killer, depicts the journey of Dr. David Edminson as he discovers the truths about his childhood. All book royalties go to charity! Dr. Dreyfus has written a total of eight books, five nonfiction and three fiction. He is a licensed psychologist in California, a Certified Sex Therapist, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. All of his books are available on Amazon: