I'm Ok, You're Ok [NOOK Book]

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Transactional Analysis delineates three observable ego-states (Parent, Adult, and Child) as the basis for the content and quality of interpersonal communication. "Happy childhood" notwithstanding, says Harris, most of us are living out the Not ok feelings of a defenseless child, dependent on ok others (parents) for stroking and caring. At some stage early in our lives we adopt a "position" about ourselves and others that determines how we feel about everything we do. And for a huge portion of the population, that...

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Overview

Transactional Analysis delineates three observable ego-states (Parent, Adult, and Child) as the basis for the content and quality of interpersonal communication. "Happy childhood" notwithstanding, says Harris, most of us are living out the Not ok feelings of a defenseless child, dependent on ok others (parents) for stroking and caring. At some stage early in our lives we adopt a "position" about ourselves and others that determines how we feel about everything we do. And for a huge portion of the population, that position is "I'm Not OK -- You're OK." This negative "life position," shared by successful and unsuccessful people alike, contaminates our rational Adult capabilities, leaving us vulnerable to inappropriate emotional reactions of our Child and uncritically learned behavior programmed into our Parent. By exploring the structure of our personalities and understanding old decisions, Harris believes we can find the freedom to change our lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062116581
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 95,230
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas Harris

The late Thomas Harris was a Navy psychiatrist and a professor at the University of Arkansas. He practiced psychiatry in Sacramento, California and directed the Transactional Analysis Association.

Biography

Insightful. Cunning. Mysteriously elusive. Wickedly dark. Such descriptions could just as easily apply to novelist Thomas Harris as they could to his most famous creation -- one of the most notorious literary (and cinematic) villains of all time. Hannibal Lecter has left a wake of murder and chaos through a trilogy of horrifically mesmerizing thrillers: Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. Now, twenty-five years after making his debut, Lecter is back in Harris's fifth novel Hannibal Rising. Biography From within the shadows of a darkened cell lurks a human monster with an intellect as sharp as a straight razor and a conscience as blank as a death shroud. He's Hannibal Lecter, a formerly brilliant psychiatrist turned prisoner after it was discovered that the good doctor had some rather, err... unconventional appetites.

Ever since the release of the film version of The Silence of the Lambs in 1991, Hannibal Lecter has been one of the most famous fictional villains in popular culture, perhaps only rivaled by Dracula and Frankenstein's monster. But what of Lecter's creator? Thomas Harris is quite a bit less accessible than the cannibalistic psychopath he crafted. While Harris is infamously media-shy, it is well known that he was once a crime reporter working for the Waco Tribune-Herald, later becoming a reporter and editor for the Associated Press. Harris would carry his fascination with true crime over to the world of literary fiction when he wrote his debut novel in the mid-70s. Black Sunday, the harrowing, terrifying tale of a terrorist attack plotted to take place during the Super Bowl, was inspired by the real-life assassination of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The novel revealed a young author with a gift for building palpable suspense out of a seemingly improbable situation (at least, in 1975 the idea of a mass-scale terrorist attack on U.S. soil was considered to be highly improbable). Two years after the novel's release, it became a major motion picture directed by the late John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate) and starring Robert Shaw and Bruce Dern. Black Sunday was the first film based on a book by Thomas Harris, but it was by no means the last.

In 1981, Harris finally published his second novel. It was Red Dragon that first introduced the world to Hannibal Lecter as he assists Special Agent William Graham of the FBI in his quest to hunt down a ritualistic killer. Lecter was a villain unlike any other: calm, controlled, insightful, even humorous, but ready to strike like a viper at any given moment. The book became a massive hit, both critically and commercially, paving the way for further adventures featuring the flesh-eating Lecter.

When Hannibal "The Cannibal" returned in a novel that propelled the character into the realm of superstardom, he was once again pitting wits with an FBI agent bent on bringing down a serial killer. However, this time the agent was infinitely more complex, her relationship with Lecter infinitely more provocative. Clarice Starling's battle of wits with Lecter was detailed in The Silence of the Lambs, one of the finest thrillers in print. The critical accolades were astounding: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Examiner, and the Chicago Tribune are just a sampling of the periodicals that praised The Silence of the Lambs. But it was Jonathan Demme's film adaptation of the novel that really sealed Harris's -- and Lecter's -- position in pop culture. With Anthony Hopkins giving a career performance as the doctor, The Silence of the Lambs is widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films in cinema history. In fact, it is the only horror film ever to sweep the Academy Awards, winning trophies for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress (Jodie Foster as Agent Starling), and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Published.

Not surprisingly, expectations were high when Harris published Hannibal in 1999. However, this reunion between Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling was deemed too-much-of-a-grisly-thing by many critics who felt that the story had stumbled into the realm of gross self-parody. That didn't stop many from praising the book, though. In his review for the New York Times, fellow horror-master Stephen King said that Harris's fourth novel was "one of the two most frightening popular novels of our time, the other being The Exorcist." Larry King wrote in USA Today that Hannibal was nothing less than "a work of art." Once again, the story found a home on the big screen with Anthony Hopkins returning as Lecter and Julianne Moore taking over the role of Clarice. Much like the book upon which it was based, Hannibal received mixed notices because of its graphic violence despite the fact that the original ending of the book had been softened considerably.

For those hoping that the mixed reaction to Hannibal did not result in an end to Lecter's exploits, Harris's next book should be a bit of gruesome good news. Hannibal Rising is a prequel to the Lecter trilogy, tracking how an abandoned boy in Eastern Europe came to become one of the most diabolical creations in literature. So, settle down with some fava beans and a nice chianti, and hold tight... Hannibal Lecter will be back before you can say, "I'm having an old friend for dinner."

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Harris is making his screenwriting debut with an adaptation of his Hannibal Rising. Starring the young French actor Gaspard Ulliel as Hannibal Lecter, the film is slated for release in February 2007.

Harris supposedly declined to be involved in the making of The Silence of the Lambs, but when the film wrapped, he sent each member of the cast and crew a bottle of wine.

Hannibal Lecter made his big screen debut as played by Brian Cox in the 1986 Michael Mann film Manhunter, an adaptation of Red Dragon. Sixteen years later, Brett Ratner remade the film with the novel's original title and Anthony Hopkins resuming his role as Lecter.

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  • Posted November 19, 2009

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    This book is a must read for anyone in a difficult relationship at work or at home

    For 18 months I agonized over a mental blockage I had with a colleague then I discovered "I'm OK You're OK". What a difference this book made. It gave me a new perspective on relationships with others and helped me to move from a victim to a victor. I never looked back. I am getting a copy for a colleague of mine that I believe will also benefit.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2000

    UNDERSTANDING MY ACTIONS

    This book was so well written anyone could read and understand it. I am a student studying Criminology/Psychology, just enrolled at Empire State College in NY. This book has, no doubt, helped me to understand communication transactions and how it can be successfully used between all people. Something this profound can only change a person in the best possible way forever.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Chapter 2

    Sammy sat at the breakfast table and stared at her cereal the figures face appeared sge jumped. "Whats wrong honey?" Her mom asked sammy shook her head. "N-nothing" she sighed and couldnt get the inage out of her mind it was so familiar...but how? It was saturday morning spring break was starting monday and she needed to relax.


    2 days later
    Sammy sighed she had the dream again last night and she had a weird feeling she was being watched. And her mom wasgetting jumpy too. Something was going on and sammy intended to find out

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    Posted August 10, 2013

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    Posted August 4, 2013

    Ashley

    Name: Ashley Thompson Age: 16 Gender: Female Personality: Calm. A little bit of attitude. Polite but can be rude and ignorant, if need be. I love the color red, Chris Brown and Miguel. Sexuality: Bisexual Relationship Status: Single

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    Posted August 4, 2013

    Sakuro

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    Posted August 4, 2013

    Sasha

    NAME Sasha AGE 17 GENDER girl RANK straight...she likes only boys DESC a tall long legged girl with long black wavyish hair and peircing green eyes. Wears black leaher mini skirts black nets and different colored strapless shirts. and a belly botton ring PERS coy but loves to have fun but can be shy.

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    Posted August 5, 2013

    Bubblies' Bio

    Name: Bubblies (Shh! Don't tell anyone that it's Cici.)

    Age: 16

    Gender: Female

    Se.xuality: Bise.xual

    Description: Short and slender with long legs. Red hair in a scene style. Silverish-blue eyes. Wears pigtails a lot. Likes to wear combat boots, skater shoes, comfortable clothes, bright colors, and dresses.

    Likes: Bubbles. Running. Music. Cinnamon. Bubbles. Kisses. Writing. Shoes. Love. Bubbles.

    Dislikes: Fakes. Children. Liars. Fakes. Fakes. Fakes. Fakes!

    Crush: On a girl and a guy. (The girl isn't Quinn-aliscous!?--I OWN!)

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    Posted August 21, 2013

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    Posted August 1, 2013

    JASON'S BIO

    GENDER: Male -- AGE: 16 -- HEIGHT: 6"2' -- WEIGHT: 126 lbs. -- EYES: Green -- HAIR: Short & Dirty Blonde -- APPEARANCE: Semi-muscular -- CLOTHES: Black tennis shoes, Jean-shorts, grey tank top -- SEXUAL PREFERENCE: Heter<_>osexual (Boys and girls alike) -- HOBBIES: Hanging out, playing guitar, watching TV, playing videogames.

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    Posted August 1, 2013

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    Name** Luna Dalen
    <br>Age** 17
    <br>Gender** Female
    <br>Se<_>xuality** Lesbian
    <br>Hair** Copper hair to her shoulder blades.
    <br>Eyes** A smokey green color frame by heavy lahes.
    <br>Build** She has a delicate frame with high cheekbones and an angled face. Sh has long legs and is le.

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    Posted August 1, 2013

    Emily bio

    17 has black hair but in a long emo style, a nose ring an eyebrow ring and my ears and cartalege piereced, im bi sexual and wear skinny jeans with skin tight shirts and black heels or high tops

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    Posted August 1, 2013

    Kanes bio

    Kane im 16 i love to play guitar watch t.v and hangout im biosexua.l im extremly bluff strong sexy and handesome i have amber eyes with messy black hair. Hope for se.x with anyone.

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    Posted August 1, 2013

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    Name: Lorana Marie Flunnder /// Age: 17 /// Gender: Female /// Description: Tall and skinny and kind of tan skin smooth and creamy long blond hair and pretty brown eyes with long thivk eyelashes a little bit of an upturn nose and a pretty smile with dimples /// ckothes: Ripped up skinny jeans with a tee that says areopostale and I wear converses /// Personality: shy kind of funny sometimes loud ad random /// other: im bi and I love to play my gutair and i love music and im in a band. /// Crush bf/gf: none /// ask me if you want to know more.

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    Posted August 1, 2013

    Jessica

    Name. Jessica Williams. Gender. Girl. Age.17. Description. Average height for my age i have big boo bs im tan blond hair blue eyes. Status. Single and fyi im les.

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  • Posted August 25, 2012

    It's been more than thirty years since I first read this book, b

    It's been more than thirty years since I first read this book, but I
    found myself referring to it when counseling a friend on how to deal
    with her teenager. I remembered using this theory when going through the
    teens with my own kids. Now I'm planning to reread this and see what I
    may have forgotten. What's certain is that not many books stay with us
    thirty years after we've read the last word. This is one of those
    memorable ones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2000

    TO UNDERSTAND ME,YOU, AND THEM

    THIS BOOK IS SO WONDERFUL AND DOWN TO EARTH. IT WAS AS IF I WAS BONDED TO THE AUTHOR. I HAVE GAIN SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE AND INSIGHTS ON NOT ONLY MY RELATIONSHIP I AM/HAD BUT MANY OTHERS. I NOW VIEW PEOPLE THRU THE P-A-C.THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH. I WISH THE BOOK CAME ON AUDIOCASSETE.IF IT DOES THEN E-MAIL ME AT gjenuine@hotmail.com SO I CAN GET IT........I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE.....

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