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Putting the Pieces Together: A Practical Guide to Recovery From Borderline Personality Disorder Paperback – January 1, 2004


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Verona Publishing Inc. (2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966703766
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966703764
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,168,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Acevedo on August 28, 2005
A wonderful book written by someone who actually suffered from BPD. She explains the tools she used to recover in plain language. For someone like me who has this disorder, it is hard to find self-help books about BPD. Definitely add this one to your list.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By C. Stanford on August 26, 2005
If you struggle with issues related to Borderline Personality Disorder or know someone who does, this book is for you. The author's writing style flows. Her ideas are sensible and easy to grasp. She sounds like your best friend who is sharing what works. She has certainly known the bottom of the pit called Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been there, done that, and crawled out of it. She now shows the way out to tens of hundreds of people on a regular basis.

Most of all, this book offers hope and answers, not just questions and data. A bonus to the book is the web site at [...] and the peer support offered by the discussion board. If you'd like to read a book with the potential to change your life by helping you find the path to happy, healthy living, then READ THIS ONE. If you are ready to take responsibility and move forward with your life, no matter what your diagnosis or your symptoms, then READ THIS BOOK. If you need to hear that recovery from BPD is possible, then READ THIS BOOK. It's that simple.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ash Denver on March 18, 2006
The ideas and concepts in this book are designed to be a self-study course. Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two journeys toward recovery (defined as healthy, happy living) can be exactly alike. There is no linear "if you do A, then do B, C will happen and D will be next." Recovery doesn't work that way. It's a personal and intimate journey through a person's own soul, history, trauma and hopes for the future. No single book (printed or yet to be printed) could possibly offer everything for everyone dealing with a particular subject.

"Putting The Pieces Together" is meant to be a primer, a foundation to help YOU lead the life YOU want to lead! No commandments, no prescriptive living regimens, no "follow this plan to a healthy life in seven quick days" - just some basic tools to help you lead your life in a recovery-oriented, healthy, happy way.

The book is indeed written in easy-to-understand terms, much the way "The Angry Heart" talks with the reader instead of at the reader as many cold, clinical texts tend to do. As the author, I contained personal anecdotes mostly to the prologue and optional chapter (my life history that could be skipped entirely without losing any value from the remainder of the book) so that the reader has the ability to feel like we've just met for coffee or are chatting on the phone. My role was not to preach or direct. My role was not to say "Here's my story in all of it gore and glory." My role, in writing Putting The Pieces Together, was to say "this worked for me, and I've seen it working for hundreds of others, here are some basics that helped the process, hopefully they'll work for you as well.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 7, 2010
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What I love about this book, is that it is an extension of the website the author runs - Like a companion sidekick. I think as a society, we underrate simplicity and overrate analyzing and circular thoughts. This is an easy, knowledgeable read, presenting simple exercises and skills that if applied and utilized correctly, are life-changers.

I was diagnosed with BPD over a decade ago, and I've found in combination with my individual therapy sessions and THESE WONDERFUL SKILLS, I have made more strides than I ever knew possible. In fact, as of last year I no longer meet enough criteria to issue a BPD diagnosis.

This is a must-read for anyone who has made this choice: "I don't want to live this way anymore."
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