I am as much a student of history as I am psychology. I enjoy learning about the lives and stories of famous psychologists and their families. Here, the grandson of the father of psychoanalysis tells a short, hilarious, and mildly vulgar joke. Enjoy:
Clement Freud (1924 – 2009) was the grandson of Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939), the founder of psychoanalysis and by many accounts of talking therapy in general. Clement was also the brother of the famous painter, Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011). You can find out more about his life here.
In short, Clement’s life was rich and varied. His famous pedigree and natural talents made him a household name in England during his life. His career included politics, writing, radio and television, celebrity cheffing, and more. He even wrote a children’s christmas book, “Grimble at Christmas”, that J.K. Rowling called, “One of the funniest books I have ever read.”
Clement Freud was known for his wry wit, humor, and deadpan delivery as you can tell from the joke he tells in the video above (recorded from a BBC radio broadcast).
Stay tuned for more posts about the sometimes quirky intersections where psychology and history meet.
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