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Letters to Louise : the answers are within you
Hay, Louise L.
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Publication Information:
Carlsbad, CA : Hay House, [1999]

Physical Description:
xi, 295 pages ; 22 cm
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Audubon Library BJ1581.2 .H347 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This book is a collection of letters Louise received and answered over the years from people all over the world. The letters express deep concerns about 20 different topics - including addictions, dis-ease, family relationships, the inner child, and parenting, just to name a few. Louise believes that by reading about other people's challenges and aspirations, you can see yourself and your own problems in different ways. Sometimes you can use what you learn from others to make changes in your own life. We hope this book will allow you to realize that you, too, have the strength within to change, and to find solutions on your own - that is, to seek the answers that are within you.

Author Notes

Louise L. Hay grew up in an unstable and poverty-stricken household. After years of abuse, Hay ran away from her Southern California home and ended up in New York City. There she met and married a wealthy businessman and began a career as a model. When her marriage ended 14 years later, Hay began the long journey toward healing her childhood woes.

In 1970, Hay attended a meeting at the Church of Religious Science and began training in the ministerial program. She soon found herself counseling clients. Through her work as a Science of Mind minister, Hay compiled a reference guide detailing the mental causes of physical ailments and positive thought-provoking ways to cure them. The compilation, entitled Heal Your Body, is also known as "The Little Blue Book."

After moving back to her native Southern California in 1980, Hay wrote and published the book You Can Heal Your Life. A guide to changing thinking to maintain a better life, the book reached the New York Times bestseller list, remained there for 12 consecutive weeks, and sold more than 3 million copies in 30 countries throughout the world. Other Hay books, including Empowering Women and Life! Reflections on Your Journey, have been translated into 23 languages.

Hay founded Hay House, Inc., in 1984. Beginning as a small venture in the living room of her home, it became an internationally successful corporation which has sold more than 10 million books and tapes since its inception. Some of the authors represented by Hay House include Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Barbara De Angelis, and Stuart Wilde.

Hay is also the author of the monthly column "Dear Louise," which appears in more than 50 publications worldwide.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

One of the early leaders of the New Age movement, Hay (Empowering Women, LJ 2/1/97) has collected letters from all over the world that appeared in her syndicated column, "Dear Louise." Here she continues her thoughts on self-healing, relationships, addictions, aging, death, and disease. Each chapter contains a brief introduction, several letters with responses, and a final affirmation concerning the chapter topic. Letters end with recommended readings and a self-help resources list, which, while not exhaustive, may be a good place to start. With the popularity of her previous books, audios, and videos, public and consumer health libraries will want to purchase this one.‘Lisa S. Wise, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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