Adrian Laing: ‚I feel bitter and sweet about Dad’

von freakoutcrazy

The son of RD Laing has written a novel poking fun at his radical therapies

‚At university, I used to play hooker in the rugby team. Being ‚rebirthed’ by my dad was a bit like being back in the scrum, only there was no referee present.” Adrian Laing, dressed smartly in black and grey as befits a respectable media lawyer in his mid-fifties, is remembering the day, 35 years ago, when his father, the radical psychiatrist RD Laing, decided to try out on his son one of his most controversial therapies.