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"In this insightful examination of the challenges bright individuals face, Eric Maisel explores how to reclaim your passion and to live a richer and more productive life. It's a smart move to read this wise book." --John Moir, Return of the Condor: The Race to Save Our Largest Bird from Extinction
"Eric Maisel's Why Smart People Hurt is original, provocative and also reassuring. His conceptualization of mania as a thinking disorder and his treatment for this are original ideas that to my knowledge have never before been expressed. I have taken several courses from Eric and I know personally how powerful his methods are. His principles of natural psychology are, as he describes, simple and yet immensely practical and effective." --Dr. Laurie Jo Moore, MD, ABPN, FRANZCP
"A must-read for parents of gifted children and the 1.5 billion people who find themselves in the top 20% of the world's population, Why Smart People Suffer powerfully explains the struggles of our best and our brightest and provides answers with the potential to change the lives of millions of readers." -Gail McMeekin, author of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women
Posted April 21, 2014
I have long been a fan of Dr. Maisel's books. However, this latest was a profound disappointment. His premise, that without intellectual stimulation and meaning a person will become depressed, isa sound one. Sadly, it is quickly diluted by a condescending tone and an assumption that there is one true way.of thinking - his. Throughout the early chapters, one is left with the sense that, unless he/she agrees with Dr. Maisel's beliefs, one is either not open-minded enough to accept his hypothesis or not one of the "smart" people. Pity as it turned me off from finishing. Save your $$ and buy one of his earlier books like Van Gogh Blues.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.