Searching for “It”

Fifty Years of Conversation with the Road Warrior Therapist

by Ken Ludmer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/12/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 298
ISBN : 9781480887671
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 298
ISBN : 9781480887664

About the Book

Searching for “It” is author Ken Ludmer’s Homeric odyssey that takes us from post-war New York City through the cafés of Beat Generation Greenwich Village, across America to the Rocky Mountains, and beyond. The road warrior therapist talks to us in tales of adventure, stories of transition and pathos, and includes observations on the human condition—all seen through the eyes of a therapist. Each chapter is an in-depth conversation, one of those rare encounters that some of us are lucky to have had on our journeys. It’s as if we are the ones seated at the bistro table, suddenly conversing over coffee with a strangely perceptive wayfarer. Ludmer’s voice has the connectivity of Buscaglia and the humor of Perelman. You are advised to settle into your comfy couch for some at-home reading therapy. Be prepared to ponder and laugh often—but keep the box of tissues handy.

Ken Ludmer’s narrative is a result of fifty years of conversations with people from every walk of life, in his and their search for something mostly undefinable, the ultimate je ne sais quoi, the search for “it”.

About the Author

Ken Ludmer is a retired psychiatric social worker and licensed family therapist who received his graduate degree from Columbia University. He lived in Greenwich Village and worked there as an actor, waiter, bartender, and cook. The author of Insanity Begins at Home is an environmental activist, world traveler, blogger, and guitar player. He currently lives in Oaxaca, Mexico and the New York City metropolitan area.