Psychotherapist Irvin Yalom's new book, Momma and the Meaning of Life, is a collection of six short stories that range from the personal factual account of his relationship with his own mother to narrative, clinically focused stories. The final two accounts are fictional. Dr. Yalom's skills as a storyteller and teacher are abundant. He is self-revealing throughout his tales. This act of personal generosity allows the reader to see into Dr. Yalom's life work and his roles as a son, husband, teacher, psychotherapist, and writer. Often what is revealed is exceedingly human.