The Body Never Lies

The Body Never Lies

The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting

Book - 2005
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More important, Miller connects the writers' painful childhoods with their later afflictions, which included depression, anorexia, cancer, and even insanity. While examining everything from parental spanking to sexual abuse and emotional blackmail, Miller exposes the societal pressures that converge to harm children."--BOOK JACKET.
"Using numerous case histories gleaned from her practice, as well as examining the biographical stories of celebrated writers such as Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and others, Miller shows how a child's emotional traumas, repressed humiliation, and bottled rage can manifest themselves as serious adult health problems. In discussing the lives of these literary giants, Miller explores the known or, in some cases, unknown traumas that haunted each author's childhood.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2005
ISBN: 0393060659 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: 616.858223 MIL
Characteristics: 214 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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