Perhaps the worlds longest coming-of-age story,
shows how one man
successfully battled depression to find happinessat last.
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In a blue-collar Michigan town where corporal punishment was seen as positive parenting, troubled families rarely sought professional help. But Michael Grossmans teachers, seeing a painfully depressed child, sent him to see a Freudian psychoanalyst at age 8. It was the first of a parade of therapies that would include Rogerian bear-hugs, Gestalt dream analysis, Rolfing, Bioenergetics and many more–all during a search to end bouts of mind-numbing sadness.
Sitting beside Michael on a succession of shrinks couches, the reader follows his progress through one defense after another until he finally finds the keys to overcoming depression and the way to achieve a joyful capacity to care for others.
Untangling the complex, sometimes eccentric and other times abusive family relationships that enmeshed his Midwestern boyhood in the mid-20th century, the author finally faces fundamental truths that lead to a profound transformation.
By turns funny, poignant and shocking, Shrinkwrapped is a story of hope, of growing insight and ultimately of love reborn.
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What critics say:
“Grossman has spent dozens of years and thousands of dollars talking to shrinks – so we don’t have to. Just when you know you have to give up on life,” concludes Grossman, “It turns around and bathes you in its goodness.” Read this; maybe there is enough sunshine to go around!”
William T. Merkel, Ph.D., ABPP, Diplomat in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology.
“Shrinkwrapped describes Michal Grossmans progress as a patient moving from the not I to the I am state. The consciousness he has developed allows him to share his truly rewarding journey with the world. Dr. Anneliese Widman, PhD, Author of: My Female My Male, Myself and God; a Modern Woman in Search of her Soul; Rage at God: Ascending to Reunion; Aquarian Amazon; When Spirit Takes Over; Unleashing Satans Grip: Psychological and Spiritual Healing.
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