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Welcome to My Country by [Slater, Lauren]
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From Publishers Weekly

A psychologist whose empathy with her patients is tempered by her own bout of treated mental disability takes readers into encounters with her dysfunctional clients. With disarming candor, she allows her voice to mingle with those of her patients?schizophrenics, borderline personalities, bulimics and others?in an inner-city residential unit. Slater traces the early years of her career, expressing her belief in the transforming power of love, and she shares with readers the almost imperceptible changes in her patients' feelings that her intimacy with them brings about. As she interviews a patient in the very place where she herself was once incarcerated, the author ponders anew the mystery of why she "managed somehow to leave behind at least for now what looks like wreckage, and shape something solid from life," while others have not. This debut book opens a vista on emotional and mental distress. First serial to Harper's; author tour.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

For many, the world of the schizophrenic, the suicidal, or the depressed is foreign and unpleasant. The apparent gap between ourselves and the sufferer often seems insurmountable. That is not the case, however, for psychologist and award-winning author Slater. Telling her patients' stories of emotional and physical suffering allows her to connect with the essence of the human spirit. According to Slater, the connections necessary for human life must be achieved through language. Those connections occur on a variety of levels and make use of the entire range of human communicative skills. She describes how one patient's embrace of a flower in a garden speaks volumes about his state of being, or how a woman's daily struggle with depression teaches us about having faith in what tomorrow brings. Along the way Slater delivers some harsh judgments about the failures of many contemporary therapies. In these essays the author's tender and poetic treatment of her patients' struggles is both heartwarming and wrenching. Highly recommended for all public libraries.
David R. Johnson, Fayetteville P.L., Ark.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • File Size: 2369 KB
  • Print Length: 221 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor; 1st Anchor Books ed edition (November 7, 2012)
  • Publication Date: November 7, 2012
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009QJMVSK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #571,809 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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