False Self: The Life of Masud Khan

False Self: The Life of Masud Khan - Linda Hopkins What a thorough biography! The author spent some thirteen years working on it and it really shows. Interviews, letters, diaries, newspaper articles and many other interesting sources were used to piece together Khan's life. Such a character! Extravagant and pompous yet princely charming at times. A lot of the people that met him got the same ambivalent feeling of distaste but being inevitably attracted to him.
The interviews of supervisees and ex-patients of Khan were the parts I liked most. Again, the opinions are on the extremes of positive and negative, which shows us the best and worst sides of Khan's method.
I was close to tears near the end of the story, I had to put the book down 'cause it was hard to witness such a sad ending for this larger-than-life man.