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Women & Shame: Reaching Out, Speaking Truths and Building Connection Paperback – May 1, 2004
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"Thanks for your email. The book "Women & Shame" was revised and updated and it is now titled-- "I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't)". It is available on Amazon and at some stores. You might also like to watch(her video talk on TED on vulnerability). [...]
There are many of her talks up on YouTube and you can also visit her website for more information [...]."
So please, don't pay this crazy fee of $98+. The book you're looking for is only $9.10! I hope I save someone else from making the mistake I almost made! And I highly recommend checking her video out on TED. It's really fantastic, and is the reason I started looking for her books in the first place. The video makes you think she's on to a concept that could truly change the world! I'm looking forward to reading the revised version of "Women and Shame", now titled, "I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't)". I'll post a review when I read it. :)
Boy was she right. This book is amazing! The author very candidly lays out the things that we have all experienced, but that NOBODY ever talks about. The book makes you realize that EVERYBODY has these same type feelings, no matter how young or old, how rich or poor, whatever race, etc. There are tons of examples straight out of interviews that really helped me understand that shame is a universal thing. (And I thought it was pretty courageous that the author also shared several of her personal experiences.) But beyond just pointing that out, the book goes on to outline skills you can use to process these feelings. This book has really given me a fresh perspective on many of those awkward situations I experienced growing up, and sometimes still struggle with today.
I can't wait to give this book to my daughters and my best friend so that we can all discuss this stuff openly for a change.
I think the book is well written and the research is well done. I appreciate the author's numerous references to the Stone Center at Wellesley. I think their work tackles many of the same issues addressed by Brown. Brown also references Harriet Lerner, Jean Kilbourne and the research team of Tangney and Dearing. Based on the author's suggestions, I tracked down several of these books and found them to be very informative. Kilbourne's work on the media is excellent.
If I could change one thing about the content, I wish it included Brown's work on men. Based on the lecture I attended, she seems to believe that men and women are more alike than they are different. I also think it might be helpful to have an index. I found myself wanting to go back to certain sections and having to flip through the book to find them. Last, it might be helpful to include the academic references as an appendix in the book. I was interested in the research so I downloaded them from the author's website, but I only knew about that because I attended her lecture.Read more ›
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As a mom to a young daughter, a researcher, clinical social worker and educator; I appreciate the courage of the over 200 women who shared their stories with Dr. Read morePublished on October 28, 2004 by KSC
Althouh this book doesn't apply to every woman, every woman should read it. Two therapist friends who happen to be male found it very enlightening as well. Read morePublished on August 22, 2004 by E. Crocker
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GET A LIFE and stop with the negative comments already! This book is exceptional and should be read by all women! Dr. Read morePublished on June 29, 2004
For me, reading this book was like an epiphany. The knowledge I gained from this book has allowed me to be more open with those that I am close with and more understanding to... Read morePublished on June 29, 2004
Someone on the intercom kept reminding customers at the book store about the book signing that was about to take place. Read morePublished on June 28, 2004
I can't stand reading self-help books written by authors who "have it all figured out." It's dishonest and depressing. Read morePublished on June 23, 2004
After reading this book in one sitting, I feel like I can breathe better. The author answers the question I have always been silently wondering...YES, it happens to other women. Read morePublished on June 21, 2004