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Title:
Reading to heal : how to use bibliotherapy to improve your life
Author:
Stanley, Jacqueline D.
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Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Element, 1999.
Physical Description:
xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781862043909
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC489.B48 S72 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Amidst the mountain of self-help books, how do we know which ones are right for us? Bibliotherapy can show us!


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Psychiatrists and therapists prescribe reading books as a reinforcement and supplement to ongoing therapy. In this self-help book, Stanley takes bibliotherapy out of the hands of the professionals, dilutes the clinical and academic aspects of bibliotherapy, and explains the basic art of reading to ease life's minor ills. The first half of the book discusses what bibliotherapy is and how it works, the strategy for choosing the right books, and how fiction, nonfiction, and poetry explore the same problem but in different ways. The second half provides helpful sample reading plans for a wide variety of common issues, including divorce, stress, forgiveness, self-esteem, and aging. The avid reader will not find anything surprising, and the lack of an index makes it difficult to find authors and titles again. However, this is a good first step for those who want to learn how to get the most out of their reading. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)1862043906Carolyn Kubisz


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