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"Byron/The Skeleton Cupboard…"
Although I found the case studies Byron writes of in this book incredibly absorbing, I wasn't too taken with the "casual" style of writing when dealing with her outside-work life.
Overall, I do think it's a terrific insight into the UK's mental health services in general, and some of the issues faced by individuals in particular.
Would recommend.Read moreLess
"Interesting, but feels a bit ghostwritten…"
This was an enjoyable read, and certainly kept me gripped.
However, the style seemed a bit disjointed - there were a few phrases / sentences that really felt out of place, and I wondered if it was a ghostwriter trying to 'jazz it up' with a bit of swearing or sex. The stories certainly didn't need anything extra, and I found the some of the more personal details about Tanya Byron's life a little intrusive.
It was certainly interesting, and gave me a better insight into the range of work she has done. But I doubt I'll read it again, despite having watched her TV series House of Tiny Tearaways twice, and finding it was if anything more gripping on the second watching.Read moreLess
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Just finished reading this evening. I really enjoyed it. Even though the "case studies" were fictional representations of the kind of cases she encountered during her training, and presumably still does in her professional life, I found them very moving especially the girl with the eating disorder (DD was a food refuser from about the age of 2, and still struggles with food aged 8, and quite likely always will have "issues" with eating).
I also read the Stephen Grosz book, The Examined Life, and really enjoyed that too. But I think I preferred this one. Anything that looks at what makes people tick has always interested me. This book has made me realise that, if I had my time over again, I'd want to study psychology. Absolutely fascinating.Read moreLess
"well worth reading…"
Really interesting, and gripping. Gave good insight into training and motivation, and well written- great blend of the technical and personal. The writing style is spacey and frank; Tanya's personality comes across strongly whilst maintaining professionalism. Includes a wide variety of case studies as well as personal reaction to the clients and the training itself. I really enjoyed reading this and it provided plenty of food for thought.Read moreLess
"easy to get hooked…"
Wow, I loved reading this book - I couldn't put this book down. It's not a small book but it only took me 2 days to finish it. I was hooked. Some sad moments but found book also to be Very honestRead moreLess
"Good Psychology Reading.…"
I find this kind of books about psychology and psychologists fascinating reading and this one is no exception.Read moreLess