Michael Brodin

Michael B. Brodin, M.D.
"Get author book jacket photos taken now, while you're young."
Chuck Pahalniuk
Recent Stories Codependency
The Anatomy Lesson
The Trigamist
Neatness Counts
Black Magic
Summing Up

Michael Brodin is a physician who spent his most formative years in the southern part of Brooklyn, New York, in Bath Beach, Coney Island, and Sheepshead Bay.


"We do not treat patients... to cure them of something that was done to them in the past; rather, we are trying to cure them of what they still do to themselves and to others in order to cope with what was done to them in the past."

Philip Bromberg

"Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size."

Mark Twain

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."

Charles Dickens

"Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty."

P.G. Wodehouse

"Once upon a time everything was lovely, but that was before I had to deal with people."

Harry Stack Sullivan

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."

Annie Dillard

"The purpose of art is to cure loneliness."

Michael Brodin