Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth (Revised)

Alice Miller (Author)
Available

Description

In this eloquent book, world-famous therapist Dr. Alice Miller brings sharp focus on how widespread child abuse is, how evidence of abuse has been ignored, repressed, and dismissed, and how societal attitudes have made this devastating occurrence possible. Dr. Miller illuminates how the harm and hurt inflicted upon these victims can surface later in acts of self-destruction and brutal cruelty towards others. Vividly illustrating these points are fascinating psychohistorical analyses of such brutal tyrants as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Nicolae Ceausescu, showing the obvious links between the horrors of their childhoods and the horror they inflicted on the world.

Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
December 09, 2008
Pages
164
Dimensions
5.53 X 0.56 X 8.19 inches | 0.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780465015047
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Alice Miller (1923-2010) achieved worldwide recognition for her work on the causes and effects of childhood traumas. She was also the author of many books, including The Truth Will Set You Free, Banished Knowledge, Breaking Down the Wall of Silence, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware, and For Your Own Good.

Reviews

Feminist Review
"This is a beautiful, fierce, necessary book written by an emotionally intelligent lioness who continues her efforts to break through the wall--one brick, one book-- at a time. I highly recommend it."

Chicago Tribune
"Makes many provocative and persuasive points about the long-term effects of child abuse, the interdependence between society and child-rearing and, finally, the individual's need to confront memories, however painful."

San Francisco Chronicle
"The applicability of Miller's concepts--especially during these divisive times--is what makes her message so cogent for American audiences."

Moving Worlds
"A penetrating look at how to break the cycle of child abuse in today's world."

New Age Journal
"Miller charts valuable territory."

South Bend Tribune
"What Miller has to say is enlightening...This is not a book that can be read through once and put aside. The reader can return again and again as new truth is recognized."

Science News
"A moving argument for awareness and condemnation of child abuse."