Sunday, August 28, 2011


I was thinking this morning about the power of books (while i was reading the book review section of the paper, so not really out of the blue). Books are like shamans or magicians. They can provide distraction, information, entertainment, instruction, comfort, insight, etc. etc.

One book i have recommended to clients over the years is the memoir by Mary Karr called Liar's Club. For people who have had the misfortune of a highly tumultuous and dysfunctional childhood her humor and equanimity about her situation can be inspiring. To me she has  a therapeutic distance from her childhood which seems to have enabled her to move beyond feeling victimized.

There is a link to a review in the lower right hand portion of the blog. Check it out.

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