The Doctor Is In

Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre
Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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The doctor is in! America's best-loved therapist, Dr. Ruth, is known for her wise counsel on all matters of the heart. Here she shares private stories from her past and her present and her insights into living life to the fullest at any age.

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth as America's most famous and trusted sex therapist, but few people know she was raised in an orphanage in Switzerland, narrowly escaping death during the Holocaust - or that she was an ace sniper in the Israeli army. After years spent as a professor in Paris, Dr. Ruth came to America with big dreams and even bigger chutzpah. And, at the age of 87, she is as feisty as ever.

Through intimate and funny stories, Dr. Ruth sheds light on how she's learned to live a life filled with joie de vivre. And she shows listeners how they too can learn to deal with tragedy and loss, challenges and successes, all while nourishing an intellectual and emotional spark and, above all, having fun! Hilarious, inspiring, and profound, The Doctor Is In will change the way you think about life and love in all their limitless possibilities.

©2015 Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Pierre A. Lehu (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Not read by Dr. Ruth ☹️

I was very disappointed that the book was not read by Dr. Ruth. That's the appeal of an audiobook by Dr. Ruth.

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Glad I read it!

Interesting, enjoyed every word! I feel like I truly benefited from the wisdom in her experience.

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Excellent sex advice from a sensible educator

Narration: charming, lilting, comforting style.

Content: excellent advice from a respectful sex educator not embarrassed to speak explicitly about sex at its best.. Perfect for the novice, especially young people just exploring their sexuality. Actually, this listen is so tastefully done that the entire family would benefit from listening to it together, which would then facilitate subsequent honest discussion.

A bonus is that we learn about Dr Ruth's fascinating, courageous life. What a marvelous role model for us all.

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What a wonderful and inspiring book!

She had always been one of my favorites, and it's nice to read this book by her! She really has great hints for just getting the most out of life. I was lucky enough to meet her once! No, I wasn't one of those women who follow her to the bathroom, she approached me after a play I was in to ask about my body piercings! I love how bold and curious she is. Everyone world get something out of this book!

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Dr. Ruth is amazing!

I enjoyed the narrator's voice. I enjoyed the wise advice from Dr. Ruth. This book has minimal sex talk and it's more on living life and taking all the chances that come along.

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this book!!!!

loved it, great book. would recommend to all ages. finished with a new outlook on my situation.

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What a nice trip she takes you on...

Enjoyed hearing about the parts of her life that was either unknown or not so famous. Dr Ruth is a institution. A natural story teller. Would have enjoyed it more had she read the book but @ 86, why not have someone read it for you.