Books by Alice Miller, Ruth Ward
The Drama of the Gifted Child
by Alice Miller, Ruth Ward
· published 1979 · read 2020-10-25
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ (did not finish)
Some self-help books are for a very specific audience. The Drama of the Gifted Child is one of those, and I am not its audience. I buy the claim that children do a lot of things to fulfil expectations rather than out of their own desire, but at least for me, this behaviour never reached the pathological levels that this book assumes as the baseline shared experience.