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Dorothy Rowe's Guide to Life

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This is a distillation of Dorothy Rowe's insights on the main sticking points of life: identity and self-esteem, fear of death, depression, coping with other people, power, guilt and coming to terms with getting older.
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Published January 1st 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Gervy
Feb 01, 2014 Gervy rated it really liked it
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Reading this book saw me pondering my stance on annihilation during my morning run. A book I read recently ("Backwards in High Heels") gave Dorothy Rowe a fantastic rap so I gave this a go. She's an Australian "Personal Construct" psychologist based in the UK, now quite elderly. In 2007 she was listed by The Telegraph as one of 100 living geniuses.

The main thrust of this book seems to be that there's no such thing as "reality", just interpretations of reality, and that there's no afterlife (just
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Aug 02, 2011 Alastair Kemp rated it really liked it
I find the concept of writing a review for this fascinating as the main thread is that we all interpret things from our own 'meaning structure'. Of course to live in the world, we have to understand and accept others' meaning structures which we can never fully know.

I found this an enjoyable book, not least because it massaged ideas I already have, hence one could argue it was already close to my own meaning structures, not least because she seems to have a knowledge of continental philosophy, c
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The psychologist who has changed how we understand depression and happiness

"Dorothy Rowes is the calm voice of reason in an increasingly mad world"
Sue Townsend

Dorothy Rowe is a world-renowned psychologist and writer. Her explanation of depression gives the depressed person a way of taking charge of their life and leaving the prison of depression forever.

She shows how we each live in a world of me
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