Beyond Pipe Dreams and Platitudes – paperback


This book is a collection of eight essays that was written to communicate what the author learned working with people of all ages, sexual orientations, and walks of life for over fifty years. Besides reaffirming that all people are fundamentally the same, she discovered many psychological realities that run counter to popular culture. Among her insights is the observation that positive thinking does more harm than good at times, especially when it bypasses the normal processing of negative events and emotions. Another cultural misdirection is the overemphasis on romantic love as the be-all and end-all of existence, where unrealistic expectations lead to love’s downfall. She also notes that unhealthy narcissism, which runs rampant in American culture, is quite different from the healthy variety that is the bedrock of self-love.

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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 0.38 × 8.5 in

Outskirts Press

Published Date:

October 9, 2020






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