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I didn't want to put the book down
on June 30, 2014
As a therapist who treats people who have suffered from major traumas, I am always in awe of the resilience of people. I am curious why some people recover better than others and work to help those who have been so badly hurt. In a clear and cogent style the authors alternate between the research they have studied and their interviews with supersurvivors. The shifting between science and personal stories kept my interest. I did not want to put the book down.
Many of the myths they examine such as positive thinking and then replace with grounded, realistic hope are in line with what I see in my practice. I was intrigued by the concept of perceived support, realizing that support may be available but not absorbed and how small but steady support received can make such a difference. A truly fascinating read.