Bronx survival in the 60’s.

Many don’t believe it, but the impetus for my future career as a clinical psychologist arose from an unfortunate experience in the south bronx, when I was 16. After a misunderstanding in a local pizza shop, I was kidnapped by a Puerto Rican gang. Fortunately, I managed to talk my way out of physical harm, but this lead to an even more difficult predicament after the gang’s leader invited me to join them. Now, my dilemma was to extricate myself from the gang without appearing to be disloyal. My resolution provided me with an appreciation for psychology and my ability to analyze, influence, and predict human nature and behaviour. It also left me with some troubling thoughts and dreams. Shrink illustrates what happened and provides some recent insights into the nature of resilience, personality, and motivation. Shrink received 4 stars in a literature review and is available in book, ebook and download format at:



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4 responses to “Bronx survival in the 60’s.

  1. If you like psychological thrillers, you’ll love this book! And if you like true stories… this one is brilliant.

    I really enjoyed this book: such an unexpected story, full of smiles and interesting thoughts. I simply couldn’t let the book down and kept reading every time I had a spare minute to figure out how would this Jewish kid would survive the Puerto Rican gang… and the twist was unexpected and fun (sorry I can’t say more without ruining the end!)

    If you haven’t bought it yet, get it: you’ll love it!

    I look forward to reading your blog Dr Wolgroch… thanks for your professional insights and their touch of of humour 🙂

  2. Thanks for you generous comments. Hopefully some readers will find this narrative encouraging, if not informative.

  3. Tal

    Or if you’re too lazy to read, it will be a hollywood blockbuster in no time (Kevin Spacey as little David?)

  4. Kevin Spacey would be good, but I was thinking more of that guy that plays a bodyguard…Can’t remember his name. It doesn’t matter, as long as Angelina Jolie plays my girlfriend in the film.

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