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Meaning from Madness: Understanding the Hidden Patterns That Motivate Abusers: Narcissists, Borderlines, and Sociopaths Paperback – February 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Dalkeith Press (February 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933369140
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933369143
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Miranda on August 1, 2010
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As another reviewer has pointed out, this is a very thin book. At least half the pages have blank space for "Notes", and the last few pages of the book are quoted directly from the DSM-IV text. The book has a few insights, but there are better books out there for the money. No bio of the author is given, and it is questionable whether he has any academic credentials to back up some of the assertions in the book. Much of it seems to have come from online support groups for abuse survivors.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Mathis on July 29, 2010
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This is a short book and a fast read. It did have some interesting points and wouldn't have been bad overall, but alot of the information was repetitive. It seemed more like a thesis paper that was published than an actual book.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By B. T. Moore on February 11, 2010
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Having just expierenced a very painful split-up, I picked up this book. For six years I was with someone who had a Personality Disorder. During that whole time, I was never able to understand what was going wrong. This book was EXTREMELY helpful.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mabel48 on March 30, 2012
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You can get it from the author's own website WAY cheaper! I bought one of his other books for my daughter who is in the middle of a divorce from one of these insane, distructive people! He discriptions of what these people are capable of was right on.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tsipora on July 7, 2012
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This book no less than saved my sanity.

The author makes no claim of being an authority, he actually says that he is an engineer who felt the need to understand what he had lived through.
There are two companion books called: 'Tears and Healing' 1 & 2, and they are also were of immeasurable help.

There are many books that are more scholarly, and definitely longer (the book is kind of like a self-published pamphlet)... but there was something about the way that these were written that just spoke to me.
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