Freud: A Life for Our Time is a 1988 biography of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, by historian Peter Gay. The work is based partly on new material that has become available since the publication of Ernest Jones' The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud (1953). The book has been praised, but has also been criticized by several authors skeptical of psychoanalysis.
A magisterial contribution to the history of ideas (J. Anthony Lukas), this remarkable biography . . . briskly traces the story of Freud's life and education, deftly weaving the familiar narrative with a style that makes it seem fresh and lively (Chicago Tribune).