Susie Orbach


Susie Orbach, Bodies (new edition) Profile 2019

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Sex dolls, AI, designer wombs, pregnancy in your 50s, cryonics, men’s cosmetics, labiaplasty, and hedge funds investing in eating disorder clinics: the territory of the body is changing. The future seems to promise designer bodies and morphological ‘freedom’.

But the body is still where we live, and it is in trouble. Girls as young as six play with cosmetic surgery apps. Men take steroids and compromise their fertility. Compulsive exercise, unproven wellness trends, and growing epidemics of cutting, anorexia, bulimia and trouble eating tell us that the body is under extreme assault.

In this updated edition of the international bestseller, Susie Orbach applies he thesis to the developments in the war on our bodies. We can no longer accept ourselves as we are, but must work to manufacture a body. And body distress is causing mental distress. Now, more than ever, we need a new approach to this devastating problem.

Susie Orbach, In Therapy – The Unfolding Story Profile London 2018

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Worldwide, an increasingly diverse and growing number of people are seeking therapy. We got to address past traumas, to break patterns of behaviour, to confront eating disorders or addition, to talk about relationships, or simply because we want to find out more about ourselves.

Susie Orbach has been a psychotherapist for over forty years. Also a million-copy bestselling author, The New York Times called her the ‘most famous psychotherapist to have set up couch in Britain since Sigmund Freud’. Here, she explores what goes on in the process of therapy through a series of dramatised case studies.

Insightful and honest about a process often necessarily shrouded in secrecy, In Therapy: The Unfolding Story is an essential read for those curious about, or considering entering, therapy. This complete edition takes us deeper into the world of therapy, with 13 further sessions and a new introduction.

Susie Orbach, In Therapy Profile London 2016

Susie Orbach, Fat is a Feminist Issue (with a new introduction FIFI Today) Arrow 2016

Lisa Appignanesi, Rachel Holmes, Susie Orbach eds, Fifty Shades of Feminism, Virago, London 2013

Susie Orbach, Bodies, Profile (UK), Picador (USA) 2009

Susie Orbach, On Eating Penguin Press 2002

Susie Orbach, The Impossibility of Sex Allen Lane 1999, Karnacs 2004

Susie Orbach, Towards Emotional Literacy Virago 1999

Susie Orbach, What’s Really Going on Here Virago, London 1995

Susie Orbach & Luise Eichenbaum, Bittersweet: Love, Competition & Envy in Women’s Friendships, Century, London 1987, released as Between Women, Penguin Viking, New York 1988.

Susie Orbach, Hunger Strike: The Anorectic’s Struggle as a Metaphor for Our Time, Norton, New York, 1986, Faber & Faber, London, 1986 , Penguin 1998, Karnacs 2004

Luise Eichenbaum & Susie Orbach, What Do Women Want? Exploding the Myth of Dependency Michael Joseph, London l983, Coward McCann, New York, 1983

Luise Eichenbaum & Susie Orbach, Understanding Women: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Approach, Basic Books, New York, l983.(expanded version of OUTSIDE IN)   

Luise Eichenbaum & Susie Orbach, Outside In Inside Out: A Feminist and Psychoanalytic Approach to Women’s Psychology Penguin Books, London, 1982

Susie Orbach, Fat is a Feminist Issue II, Hamlyn, London, l982. Berkley, New York, l982

Susie Orbach, Fat is a Feminist Issue, Paddington Press, New York & London l978


Susie Orbach and Holli Rubin Two for the price of one: the impact of body image during pregnancy and after birth Government Equalities Office 2014

Susie Orbach, Emma Halliwell & Phillippa Diedrichs Building the economic case for body confidence: A rapid evidence review (Prepared for: Government Equalities Office) University of the West of England 2014


Susie Orbach, Eco Revenge in This Book is a Plant – How to Grow, Learn and Radically Engage with the Natural World, Wellcome Collection, Profile Books 2022

Susie Orbach review of How to Do Things With Emotions: The Morality of Anger and Shame Across Cultures by Owen Flanagan – Don’t shout, let it all out The Observer, 9/1/22’t-shout-don’t-let-it-all-out

Susie Orbach review of Something Out of Place by Eimear McBride – a satisfying feminist polemics The Guardian, August 2021

Susie Orbach, How are Women Today? Feminism, Love and Revolution in Breakfast At Küsnacht, Conversations on CG Jung and Beyond, Stefano Carpani, Chiron Publications 2020

Susie Orbach, Your normal, my normal. Disruptions, accommodations and respect between therapist and patient in What is Normal? Psychotherapists Explore the Question Ed. Roz Carroll and Jane Ryan, Confer Books London 2020

Susie Orbach, Wisdom in Still Hot! 42 brilliantly honest menopause stories, Kaye Adams & Vicky Allan, Black & White Publishing 2020


Susie Orbach, Working from home: how it changed us forever – Relationships The Observer 23 January 2022

Susie Orbach, Six months since lockdown: 10 key Londoners on what we have learned Evening Standard 23 September 2020

Susie Orbach Britain’s obesity strategy ignores the science: dieting doesn’t work The Guardian 28 July 2020

Susie Orbach The Psychology of face masks: what happens to society if we all wear a covering? The Telegraph 5 June 2020

Susie Orbach The Long Read Patterns of Pain The Guardian 7 May 2020