The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting (Hardcover)

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By Alice Miller, Andrew Jenkins (Translator)
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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393060652
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 1st, 2005
Pages: 224