What Therapists, Mental Health Professionals and Professors
Are Saying About 121 University Place


Very Poignant!

"A very touching, personal story!. . . Would recommend to colleagues and students."

-William French, M.D.
Seattle Children's Hospital


Moved Me To Tears

"Your book moved me to tears.  I have written a review on Amazon that is not overly charitable but truthful, I think.  I did give the book 5 stars.  I plan to recommend it to my colleagues . . .  Please let me know if you decide to write another book."

-Nathaniel Clark, M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Psychiatric Hospital


Very Nice Work

"I write to let you know how much I enjoyed your book.  I got it in the mail yesterday, read a little in the morning, then finished it last night.  It's very nice work, and I agree that it is of interest to my colleagues and students (I've already mentioned/showed it to several).  Your generosity and goodness shine through in your telling the story and in sharing it with a wide audience."

"Thanks again for sharing this with me and the world.  You're doing good work!"

- O. Joseph Bienvenu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins University


Certainly Has Some Dramatic Moments

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book, 121 University Place.  I read it over the weekend, actually, on an American Airlines flight between Seattle and Dallas.  The man sitting next to me also read about half of it.  I enjoyed the book very much – it certainly had some dramatic moments.
I gave the book to the psychiatrist here at Vanderbilt who runs the training program for psychiatry residents.  He’ll read it and he might want to recommend it for the trainees."

- William Bernet, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Inspiring, Proactive

"I found this book to be an inspiring reminder to clinicians about how not to underestimate the possibilities in the clients we serve. Both students and experienced clinicians will find it proactive"

- Richard G. Tedeschi, Ph.D., Professor
of Psychology, UNC Charlotte


Strongly Recommend

"I strongly recommend this book to those that are in the mental health field. Whether you are a psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker, I recommend you read this book, since there is much to be learned from it."

- Kelli Deister, BellaOnline's Child
Abuse Editor


A "Must Read" For Therapists

"121 University Place is a must read for therapist and mental health professionals. It is a true account of the Psycho-analytic process and serves as a resource for students of psychology and Psychiatry."

- Beth Barrineau Ward, LCSW


Fascinating! Not For The Faint of Heart.

"A fascinating account of the psychotherapeutic process told from the patient's perspective . . . not for the squeamish or faint of heart."

- James E. Lee, M.D., Neuropsychiatrist


Important Lessons - Well Written!

"The ability of a dermatologist to recognize a skin condition as being more than 'skin deep' is an important lesson for all doctors. A very well-written book that will reach for your soul."

- James Seward, M.D., Dermatologist



"A realistic account of what it is like growing up in an emotionally abusive family. The author's description of the therapeutic process he experienced is very realistic also. "

- Jill Eilenberger, LCSW, LMFT,

Reader Reviews

A Pilot's Battle Between the Heavens and Hell of his Youth

"This was one of those books I couldn't put down and fortunately I didn't have to. Even though the story ends, you will be inspired with the feeling Mr. Panesi's life, although matured, has just begun."

Fascinating Read

"For a period of several years Panesi visited Dr. Shoemaker and his recounting of his sessions with the good doctor is a fascinating read. In fact, without having any formal training as a writer, Panesi understands more of the importance of economy of language and maintaining a good pace than many an experience author."

- Norm Goldman,
"Top 500 Reviewer",
Editor & Publisher of Bookpleasures

Important Story, Well-Written, May 21, 2009

"I read this book in one day.  It was well-written.  Poignant.  Heartwrenching."


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