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The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self - Alice Miller, Ruth Ward
The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
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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 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,... show more
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 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780465016907 (0465016901)
ASIN: 465016901
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 136
Edition language: English
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A Life With Books
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3.0 Book Review: The Drama Of The Gifted Child by Alice Miller
I picked up this book thinking it was going to be about what everyone thinks of when they hear the words 'gifted' children....the academic or artistic kind. That it was not. The context of gifted in this book refers to a child who is a victim of their parents actions and how the child deals with tho...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
5.0
This little book was mentioned in a course I'm taking, so I decided to get it from the library. It's considered a classic in psychotherapy circles, and I understand why. The information imparted is important and outstanding. However, it was one of the most difficult books I've ever read: not because...
Jenny's Book Bag
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4.0 The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
I got this as a gift and it turned out to be a great book.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
I got this as a gift and it turned out to be a great book.
Minor Characters
Minor Characters rated it
Miller presents a solid theory with some difficult truths, but at time the narrowness of her idea turns into a sort of tunnel vision with sweeping generalizations that are far too much. She gets carried away with herself and disregards other influences, other options. I always bristle at any theor...
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