Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects Of Hurtful Parenting by Alice MillerBody Never Lies: The Lingering Effects Of Hurtful Parenting by Alice Miller

Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects Of Hurtful Parenting

byAlice MillerTranslated byAndrew Jenkins

Paperback | July 25, 2006

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Never before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child's humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illness—be it cancer, stroke, or other debilitating diseases. Never one to shy away from controversy, Miller urges society as a whole to jettison its belief in the Fourth Commandment and not to extend forgiveness to parents whose tyrannical childrearing methods have resulted in unhappy, and often ruined, adult lives. In this empowering work, writes Rutgers professor Philip Greven, "readers will learn how to confront the overt and covert traumas of their own childhoods with the enlightened guidance of Alice Miller."
Alice Miller (1923-2010) is the author of such classic works as The Drama of the Gifted Child, Prisoners of Childhood, The Body Never Lies, From Rage to Courage, and Free from Lies.
Title:Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects Of Hurtful ParentingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.23 × 5.48 × 0.57 inPublished:July 25, 2006Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393328635

ISBN - 13:9780393328639

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true revelation. I had so many strong, visceral reactions while reading this book that I knew I had to have my own copy to read again - with a hi-lighter! 25 years ago some female friends & I shared a running joke about "being cured", and I recently thought I was almost there. After reading this book? Not even close!! So the excavation continues. For anyone determined to achieve peace & serenity within themselves, I can recommend no book more than this one as either the place to start, or to enter once more into the fray.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Body Never Lies I read this book last year and it is full of really profound insight and wisdom. I highly recommend it for anyone trying to be the most authentic and fullest adult they can be.
Date published: 2014-03-24

Editorial Reviews

Alice Miller’s arguments are lucid, closely reasoned, and utterly convincing. — Elaine Kendall (Los Angeles Times Book Review)