Dr. Theodore Isaac Rubin M.D.

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About the Author

Theodore Isaac Rubin, M.D., (1923-2019) was a psychiatrist with a private practice in Manhattan, and the author of the short novel Lisa and David, which was adapted into the 1962 Academy Award-nominated film David and Lisa, and the subsequent 1998 television film adaptation produced by Oprah Winfrey.

A former president of the American Institute for Psychoanalysis, Dr. Rubin wrote more than thirty fiction, nonfiction, and self-help books, including Lisa and David/Jordi/Little Ralphie and the Creature: Three Remarkable Stories of Children Struggling to Find Themselves and Their Places in This World. He also penned a regular column in Ladies’ Home Journal and regularly appeared on television to discuss mental health and emotional issues.