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Cover of The Drama of the Gifted Child.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

authors: Alice Miller, Ruth Ward (1979)
series: The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
date read: 2020-10-25
pages: 144
lists: nonfiction , personal-development
rating: β˜… β˜† β˜† β˜† β˜† (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.

It’s short and polarises early, so it’s definitely worth reading the first chapter to see if there’s something here for you.