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Sue Gerhardt

Sue Gerhardt lives in Oxford, where she is a practising psychoanalytic psychotherapist in a private practice. She also works with the Oxford Parent Infant Project, which she co-founded in 1998. This charitable organisation provides parent infant psychotherapy to around 50 families each week. Educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, in the 1970s, she played an active part in the women’s movement. Her first book Why Love Matters was both widely acclaimed by academics and the wider public and is seen as a hugely influential and controversial book on the raising of children. Her latest book is The Selfish Society.

Books in order of publication:

Why Love Matters (2003)

The Selfish Society (2010)

In Praise of Sue Gerhardt:

‘Inspiring … Gerhardt has world-saving proposals up her sleeve … [This] needs to be read right now by everyone’ – Observer

‘Gerhardt not only pinpoints what is wrong, but also suggests ways to put it right … I think I believe her’ – Independent on Sunday (Indy Choice Best New Books)

‘Why Love Matters’ is hugely important. It should be mandatory reading for all parents, teachers and politicians.’ – The Guardian

Sue Gerhardt Titles