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Life Preservers: Staying Afloat in Love and Life

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Just when women thought we couldn't digest another directive on how to live our lives, Harriet Lerner cuts through the confusion and tosses a life preserver our way. She helps us evaluate our problems, trust our instincts, ask the right questions, and make a clear plan of action. Life Preservers is concrete and practical, but never pat, answering women's most frequently asked questions on love and life.
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Overview

Just when women thought we couldn't digest another directive on how to live our lives, Harriet Lerner cuts through the confusion and tosses a life preserver our way. She helps us evaluate our problems, trust our instincts, ask the right questions, and make a clear plan of action. Life Preservers is concrete and practical, but never pat, answering women's most frequently asked questions on love and life.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection of letters and replies, some of which were previously published in the author's New Woman magazine column "Harriet Lerner's Good Advice", covers many issues. Lerner The Dance of Deception offers advice to women on love, friendship, marriage, parenting and sexual politics. Her warm, conversational style is engaging and meshes well with her commonsense approach to problem solving. Lerner advises women that many emotional problems between people spring from a lack of communication, and that differences must be faced before they can be solved. A self-described feminist, Lerner is pro-choice and believes that same-sex love is as "normal" as heterosexuality. Despite the format, which dictates short answers to broad questions, the author provides thoughtful comments geared to helping women surmount their difficulties. Author tour. May
Library Journal
The author of the Dance of . . . pop psychology books Deception, Intimacy, and Anger sets sail on the ocean of self-help.
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Through a Q-&-A format, the best-selling author & columnist evaluates a myriad of problems involving issues from friendship & love to parents & parenting, with guidance on decision-making & planning a course of action.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737206890
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is one of our nation's most loved and respected relationship experts. Renowned for her work on the psychology of women and family relationships, she served as a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic for more than two decades. A distinguished lecturer, workshop leader, and psychotherapist, she is the author of The Dance of Anger and other bestselling books. She is also, with her sister, an award-winning children's book writer. She and her husband are therapists in Lawrence, Kansas, and have two sons.

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