From Publishers Weekly
The director of a Texas clinic that specializes in treating chemical dependencies and family problems, Wegscheider-Cruse gears this guide specifically to adult children of alcoholics and generally to anyone suffering from low self-esteem. She offers a definition of self-worth"my valuable identity deserving all good things"and urges readers to change damaging habits, rethink past experiences and develop new behaviors that enhance emotional growth. Her detailed advice is sometimes sensibleto raise self-worth, she writes, we need to become aware of of the "forces of our past which have held us back." But sometimes she is unhelpful, as when she suggests that those who cover their low self-worth with compulsive busyness "make home-made bread" or "build a birdhouse."
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
is a nationally known consultant, educator and author. She was the founding chairperson of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. She is a family therapist who has conducted workshops around the world and has consulted with the military, school systems, business and industry, treatment centers and corporations. She is a past winner of the Mary Mann award as a top communicator. She has appeared on "The Phil Donahue Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" twice and "Good Morning America.' She lives in Las Vegas.