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Friday, February 27, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton: On The Couch: Inside the Mind and Life of Hillary Clinton 
by Alma H. Dr. Bond (Author) 
Hardcover – March 15, 2015 

In the fourth installment of her "On the Couch" series, famed female biographer Dr. Alma Bond looks inside the head and life of presidential frontrunner and informs voters what she’s found.

Product Details
Hardcover: 290 pages
Publisher: Bancroft Press (March 15, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1610881648
ISBN-13: 978-1610881647

Hillary on the Couch: A Quick Overview
LOGLINE: Hillary Clinton comes for psychiatric help in dealing with her husband’s latest affair. Dr. Darcy Dale encourages her to open up and to reveal her past —the good and the bad. Much information about the First Lady is revealed during these fictionalized sessions.
RESULT: An in-depth and detailed look at the life of Hillary in a way that’s more interesting than a typical biography/autobiography because the author is really able to make Hillary come to life and seem human. She’s more than the nickname she was given during her early years ―"Sister Frigidaire. "
She has many emotions and even cries, not only during sessions, but states she cried during other difficult points in her life.
She’s funny, a bit sarcastic, and very intelligent.
Bond provides interesting insights into what Hillary could have been thinking about this or that, and the state of her mind from a psychoanalyst’s point of view.
It’s easy to get to know Hillary and want to hear her story. 

About the Author

Dr. Alma H. Bond is the author of twenty-one published books, including, most recently, Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch, Jackie: On the Couch,  Lady Macbeth: On the Couch; Michelle Obama: A Biography; The Autobiography of Maria Callas; Margaret Mahler: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst; Camille Claude: A Novel; America’s First Woman Warrior: The Story of Deborah Sampson; and Who Killed Virginia Woolf? A Psychobiography.

Dr. Bond received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, graduated from the post-doctoral program in psychoanalysis at the Freudian Society, and was a
psychoanalyst in private practice for 37 years in New York City. She “retired” to become a full-time writer, but now maintains a small practice in addition to writing.

Dr. Bond is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Dramatists Guild, and the Authors Guild, as well as a fellow and faculty member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the International Psychoanalytic Association, and the American Psychological Association. She was one of the first non-medical analysts to be elected to the International Psychoanalytic Association.

Dr. Bond grew up in Philadelphia, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Temple University, and following voluntary military service, moved to New York, where she earned a Ph D. in psychology from Columbia University.

A longtime resident of New York City, she lived for nearly a dozen years in south Florida, and now resides in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
 Interview with Alma Halbert Bond

Your Name
Alma Halbert Bond

Your contact info

Book Title

Hillary Rodman
Clinton: On the Coach

Available at,, Bancroft Press, my website.  The book can be ordered at book stores anywhere

Blog/website URL

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Tell us about your latest work—title, genre, etc. — and why you wrote it?
The book is "Hillary Rodham Clinton: On the Couch." It is a work of historical fiction. I am a psychoanalyst who loves to delve into the psyches of people I admire.
What draws you to your genre(s)? Why is this type of story compelling to you?
It places celebrities on the couch instead of my former patients.

What is your writing process like? Do you map the whole thing out or do you just let it unfold?
I write like I breathe, just letting one chapter flow on to the next.
What kind of research was involved?
I read all printed matter about HRC available.
How much of YOU makes it into your characters?
I pick people I love and would want to be, so I presume that tells a lot about me.
How do you balance the need to have time to write with the needs of family, society, etc.?
I didn't write my works of fiction until my children were grown, although I always wrote professional articles.
Have there been any authors in particular, that inspired your writing?
Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Mann
Is there a story you want to tell behind or about your work(s)?
I was in a terrible accident.  When I awoke from a coma, I thought, "Life is short.  If I am ever going to write I better do it now."  So at age 68 I prepared my patients for termination of their treatment, moved to Key West, and have had a book published every year since.
What other projects are you currently working on or about to start?
"Barbra Streisand: On the Couch"
Could you share some of your marketing strategies?  Which ones are the most effective in your opinion?
I have gotten many wonderful reviews of my books, and been interviewed by a number of newspapers. I also send out postcards announcing the publication of a book.
What would be the top five, (or 3 or 1 or however many) things you would tell aspiring authors?
Write from your heart, and not what you think would sell. Just sit down and write.  Don't edit the first draft, but come back to it later. The first draft should be like the process of free association in psychoanalysis, just saying whatever comes to mind without censoring it.

Again, thanks Alma for taking the time to share your knowledge with us. We appreciate you and your work.