The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self (Paperback)

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    Alice Miller has achieved worldwide recognition for her work on the causes and effects of childhood traumas. Her books includeThe Drama of the Gifted Child, Banished Knowledge, Breaking Down the Wall of Silence,Thou Shalt Not Be Aware, and For Your Own Good. She lives in Switzerland.
    Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answerand has helped them to apply it to their own lives.Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents’ expectations and win their ”love.” Alice Miller writes, ”When I used the word ’gifted’ in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb Without this ’gift’ offered us by nature, we would not have survived.” But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

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    ISBN 9780465016907
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
    Format Paperback
    Pages 136
    Publisher Date 1996-12-23 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Basic Books
    Copyright Year 1997
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.25 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Search for the True Self
    Edition Number 3
    Edition Detail Revised, Updated, Subsequent
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Miller, Alice
    Dimensions 1X6X8

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