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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2008
This essay combines the best of heart and head. For anyone wanting to understand the phenomena of trauma as a "lived" experience this book fulfills that promise. The author writes about his personal experience of traumatic loss. In a candid and open manner he describes how he and others make sense of that experience. Grounded in a well articulated phenomenological stance, he describes the profound change trauma evokes in worldview. It isn't just that our world is different, our very existence is changed. There is always a before and after, continuity is challenged. Well recommended.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2008
I have found every one of Dr. Stolorow's books extremely helpful to me in my practice as a psychologist and this one is no exception. Since what we do as psychotherapists is essentially deal with trauma in one form or another I would recommend this book to every clinician. I believe you will find it both moving and instructive, and hopefully you will be as grateful to Dr. Stolorow as I am for having written it.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 5, 2009
This is a little book with some profound and moving ideas. The need to share rather than to deny our human finitude and humbling concommitant feelings may not only be important to an individuals post-traumatic healing, but to the the future survival of humanity in the nuclear era. The universal challenge for emotional tolerance in the face of authentic human Being will be answered, in the dark living out of wounded terror, rage and grief or within a difficult higher conciousness interlaced (in my opinion) with love,caring,kindness,existentential wonder and gratfulness.
With his credentials and experience it wouldn't surprise if Dr. Stolorow were invited to serve as a consultant to the Obama Administration regarding the psychological and political impact of individual and collective trauma.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I'm still reading it and it looks interesting. and be warned well, it is a very expensive 50pg pamphlet. The publisher , Routledge, should be ashamed of themselves. I am a publisher and know for a fact the printing of this costs less than a dollar. That said a single life changing sentence could be priceless. I'm looking out for that....
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book focusses on insight of trauma in a unerstandable fashion as a second generation holocaust survivor , I would recommend this though often the impact of trauma is underestimated this may help provide insight
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on November 9, 2014
A challenge to read if you are neither an academician nor a psychologist, but it is the best book I have read to date about the nature of trauma. It has given me a new vocabulary to help me express to others what growing up and living with trauma can be like. Trauma is a normal part of the human condition, one that is helpful to understand as we develop into the human beings we hope to be. Whether your experience is typical or difficult, you can find a meaningful and comforting understanding from reading this book, which Dr. Stolorow draws from the heart of his own loss.
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on April 27, 2013
This book presented the idea of trauma in a more expanded way. Though using complex concepts, the author presents the material in an understandable manner. I highly recommend this book!
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on June 11, 2013
Although this is written at a doctoral level, with perseverance, I have learned a lot! He is definitely a follower of Heidegger!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2013
This is not light reading, but because it's autobiographical, it's not dense either. I hung on every word. Stolorow gives so much insight into the effect of traumatic loss on a person's worldview. I recommend it to anyone with some background in psychology or philosophy who wants to understand the effects of traumatic loss on themselves or someone dear to them.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2012
I heard this self-proclaimed trauma and grief expert on the radio and was surprised I hadn't heard of his book. But that's because it's not a book...it's a self-published article-length pamphlet. Needless to say, I returned this item immediately.
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