Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth

by Alice Miller
     
 

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"Both prolific and eloquent in her continuing indictment of parents who abuse their children and societies that tolerate such behavior."—Kirkus Reviews.

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"Both prolific and eloquent in her continuing indictment of parents who abuse their children and societies that tolerate such behavior."—Kirkus Reviews.

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Feminist Review
“This is a beautiful, fierce, necessary book written by an emotionally intelligent lioness who continues her efforts to break through the wall—one brick, one book— at a time. I highly recommend it.”

Chicago Tribune
“Makes many provocative and persuasive points about the long-term effects of child abuse, the interdependence between society and child-rearing and, finally, the individual’s need to confront memories, however painful.”

San Francisco Chronicle
“The applicability of Miller’s concepts—especially during these divisive times—is what makes her message so cogent for American audiences.”

Moving Worlds
“A penetrating look at how to break the cycle of child abuse in today’s world.”

New Age Journal
“Miller charts valuable territory.”

South Bend Tribune
“What Miller has to say is enlightening…This is not a book that can be read through once and put aside. The reader can return again and again as new truth is recognized.”

Science News
“A moving argument for awareness and condemnation of child abuse."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452011731
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
922,615
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author


Alice Miller has achieved worldwide recognition for her work on the causes and effects of childhood traumas. She is the author of many books, including The Truth Will Set You Free, Banished Knowledge, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware, and For Your Own Good. She lives in Switzerland.

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