Good Morning, Monster: A Therapist Shares Five Heroic Stories of Emotional Recovery


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St. Martin's Press
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6.1 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

CATHERINE GILDINER was a clinical psychologist in private practice for twenty-five years. Her best-selling memoir Too Close to The Falls was published to international acclaim. She lives in Toronto.


Brilliant piece of work, both heart-rending and chilling. I was moved to tears... a great book for any time. The greatest value is the skill of the storyteller and the insights into her own incredible contribution to the outcome of these extraordinary people. I had promised myself that I would read one episode for each of five days. Instead I read right through from beginning to end. --Valery Hemingway, author of Running With the Bulls

Good Morning, Monster allows one the privilege of seeing the therapist-patient relationship as an essentially human interaction. --JM Coetzee, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Heartbreaking, surprising, inspiring, and profound, this is ultimately a book about the power of connection and the triumph of the human spirit. --Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and our Lives Revealed

"Enthusiastic and insightful" --Toronto Star

"Like Oliver Sacks, Catherine Gildiner loves her patients... Gildiner is a master of shoot-from-the-hip nonfiction--funny, direct and honest about what she sees in others and what she sees in herself. Highly readable!" --Susan Swan, author of The Wives of Bath

"This is a compelling and compressed journey through years of psychotherapy for each of these five people, with crystalline moments of connection and meaning... Gildiner is astute, active, pragmatic, and hopeful. She is also very funny. Her wit and her wisdom are gifts shared with these five people--and now with all of us readers. --David S. Goldbloom, co-author of How Can I Help?: A week in My Life as a Psychiatrist

"These stories are almost mythic in their power... I couldn't put this book down." --Antanas Sileika, author of Provisionally Yours

"Compelling, heart-in-throat stories prove no one is 'damaged goods.' I'm in awe of the five patients and of Gildiner's exceptional creativity as she guides each one toward emotional freedom." --Rona Maynard, author of My Mother's Daughter