ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Geraldine K. Piorkowski is a retired clinical psychologist who received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Since then, she worked in a variety of academic and clinical settings for over fifty years. Besides holding the position of Chair of the Psychology Department at Roosevelt University, Chicago, she was also on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago; the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, and the Northwestern Medical School in Chicago. In addition, she was director of the counseling centers at two large, urban universities in Chicago. She is the author of many psychological articles and two books on romantic love: TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: EXPLORING THE RISKS OF INTIMACY and ADULT CHILDREN OF DIVORCE: CONFUSED LOVE SEEKERS. Currently, she is on the local Board of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and lives in Chicago with her husband of 62 years.

BEYOND
PIPE DREAMS
AND
PLATITUDES

Insights on Love, Luck, and
Narcissism from a Longtime
Psychologist

Geraldine K. Piorkowski, Ph. D.

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