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The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Search for the True Self
  • By Alice Miller
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This bestselling book examines childhood trauma and the enduring effects it has on an individual's management of repressed anger and pain.
Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer--and 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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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780465016907
    • Manufacturer: Basic Books
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780465016907
    • ISBN 10: 0465016901
    • Publication Date: 12/01/1996
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Alice Miller
    • Page Count: 136
    • Width: 5.22 inches
    • Height: 0.41 inches
    • Length: 8.10 inches
    • Weight: 0.35 pounds
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