Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in Publications

CelebrityBombsImageDuring the last month, Professor Brett Kahr has published two new books, Bombs in the Consulting Room: Surviving Psychological Shrapnel (Routledge, 2020) and, also, Celebrity Mad: Why Otherwise Intelligent People Worship Fame (Routledge, 2020).

The first book, Bombs in the Consulting Room, describes Kahr’s work with challenging and dangerous patients and explores some of the complex situations that often emerge in clinical psychotherapeutic practice (

The second book, Celebrity Mad, derives from the talk that he delivered some years previously at St. Thomas’s Hospital, London, as the Lionel Monteith Memorial Lecture, in honour of one of the founders of the British psychotherapy movement. This book explores not the psychology of the celebrity, but, rather, the psychology of the crowd, and what infantile factors propel us to become so preoccupied with the intimate lives of others (

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