In the fall of 1999, Dr. Richard Gilbert, a professor of Psychology in Los Angles, is busy preparing an international conference entitled The Post-Freudian Millenium. By organizing and leading this conference, Richard plans to destroy the last vestiges of Freudian reasoning in contemporary society and in so doing, revive his flagging career. Everything is going according to plan until Richard opens his door late on Halloween night and finds himself face-to-face with the ghost of Sigmund Freud. What follows is a two-month journey to the start of the new millennium in which Richard and Freud debate psychology, psychoanalyze each other, and eventually confront a secret that changes both of them forever. Told as a fictional memoir, with intelligence and humor, The Third Condition: A Memoir of Freud's Return is an imaginative, thought-provoking and highly original work.