In the Beak of a Duck

In the Beak of a Duck


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979875502
Publisher: Goodman Beck Publishing
Publication date: 08/06/2008
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dr. Alan Gettis is a clinical psychologist who is well steeped in both Western psychology and Eastern philosophy. His collection of "Upside Down World" self-help books includes the critically acclaimed Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up: Landing on Your Feet in an Upside Down World, the award-winning The Happiness Solution: Finding Joy and Meaning in an Upside Down World, and the highly praised It's All Part of the Dance: Finding Happiness in an Upside Down World. In the 1960s Dr. Gettis was a Vietnam-era army psychologist stationed at a military hospital, and in the 1970s he was chief psychologist at a large mental health center in Northern New Jersey. Since 1974 he has maintained a private practice where he specializes in individual psychotherapy for adults. Dr. Gettis holds degrees from four different universities, including Utah State University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons..

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In The Beak of a Duck isn't an ordinary book--it's truly an EXTRAORDINARY book! The book's profound simplicity and wry humor is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. I originally bought this book as a gift for my nephew (who devoured it) and after reading one or two of the poems with him, decided to get my own copy. When life becomes a bit too serious, to complicated or muddled with "shoulds" "have-tos" and other life pressures, I pick this book up and randomly select a poem to read. For me, Dr. Gettis has introduced me to a way of recognizing that life, no matter how challenging, can always use a bit of perspective. Whether you're eight or sixty-eight the message(s) here is timeless. What's the message? In my view, it's simple: ENJOY, LIGHTEN UP, and by all means, SMILE! Like I said, perspective! Dr. Joe Luciani