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An interpersonal communications specialist, Evans (The Verbally Abusive Relationship) has written a timely book that not only helps readers free themselves from controlling types but also seeks to explain the occurrence of verbal abuse, battering, stalking, harassment, hate crimes, gang violence, tyranny, terrorism, and territorial invasion. What she calls a "compelling force" overcomes these controllers; because they sense the overwhelming "psychic pain, distress, and discord permeating the world," they must impose a twisted kind of order on their friends, lovers, and acquaintances. Often, she continues, people with good intentions end up doing the opposite of what they would need to do to realize a goal or fulfill a need. This is a compelling work, but it belongs in the hands of counselors; lay readers who feel controlled will find it worthwhile but hard going. Public and academic libraries with special collections on relationships should also strongly consider. Susan E. Burdick, MLS, Reading, PA
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"I feel a compelling force to tell you that I consider your genuine blockbuster--"Controlling People" to be probably the single greatest 'grande synthesis' I have yet seen. And I have seen hundreds of hundreds of ambitious but partial attempts at this over my 75 years.
I passionately hope you can persuade your publisher to give this gem the widest possible publicity. Human kind urgently needs this, both on an individual and a collective level. Nothing else seems to be working very effectively " -- David L. Quinby Professor Emeritus Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.)
"Your books should be required reading in any psychiatric residency. Abuse is of epidemic proportions in our country and needs to be widely addressed. Counselors and clergy should be educated on how to deal with this so they can be a help not a further hindrance." -- Dr. Barry Kraft -- retired Chief of Psychiatry at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, CO."
"...the most important thing is to realize that you don't deserve to be treated that way."-Oprah Winfrey (advance praise for Controlling People); "A groundbreaking new book."-Newsweek
Patricia was able to explain the topic in such a way that you can implement it immediately.Published 5 days ago by Beverley L. Heinsohn
Very informative. This book helped me to recognize more of what is going on around me and why it might be happening.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Here's what I wrote to the the author's email address after I read the book:
So I just have a some words of thanks. Please pass on to the author if possible. Read more
Good but just a stepping stone to finding "WHAT" is is that the real "controlling person" is called a malignant narcissist and I have been placed in the role of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Blessed Truth
Really learned something from this book. Would like to read her other books as well.Published 1 month ago by Paleofromwayback
I've only used the waffle makee once. It worked well and made nice waffles. Worth the money.Published 1 month ago by D Wirth