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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2007
This book seems to pretend to be open-minded, while herding the reader in the direction the authors wish to go. The book also glosses over the idea that there are serious, unsolvable dilemmas, and instead gives examples of easily solved issues.

A person facing severe, unremitting problems may feel trivialized by this book.
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31 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 1998
A very clearly written book that demonstrates the authors do know how many different types of suicidal people think. By eschewing the ridiculous clichés so often expressed, the authors lull the reader into trust. However, the seemingly open-minded approach of addressing "advantages of suicide," for example, is only a cover for a step-by-step process of convenient omission and incomplete logic. While many "passing" suicidal thoughts may be overcome by this book's methodology, its condescending attitude toward "rational suicide" is revolting. This book is only for those who really already know they do not want to commit suicide; others will find it lacking in substance, but with a seductive appeal that leaves you feeling good at first, but saying "But, waitaminute!" after a few chapters.
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11 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2011
There is really no reason to live in a culture that allows cognitive psychology to flourish when people pay people to tell them what they want to hear and exacerbate problems over the science of human bebhavior that solves human problems.

Therapists like this moron just play create the victim and then blame the victim. Our culture continues to reinforce this ignorant superstition of thoughts causing behavior, but anyone that thinks the human brain has the only self initiating force in the universe and this magical force generates a thought for every situation, thus holding people accountable for circumstances, should be laughed into a mental institution. Thoughts are effects not causes, lets move on to behavioral science or suffer the consequences. There are observable reasons for behavior and we need to learn to manipulate them to perpetuate healthy behavior AND stop these idiot therapists from spewing moronic venom of create the victim and blame the victim and getting paid for it. This book is a cancer. Without behaviorism and with books like this there really is no reason to live.
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