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Unspeakable Truths and Happy Endings: Human Cruelty and the New Trauma Therapy

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With the electrifying tales of 15 survivors of catastrophic human cruelty at its narrative core, Unspeakable Truths & Happy Endings resoundingly illuminates both the necessity and difficulty of compassionate, sensible listening to survivors' tales of trauma.The book journalistically explores the affects of survivors's stories on compassionate listeners -- a group that ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Sidran Press (first published January 1998)
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The book, awarded Outstanding Academic Book award by American Library Association's Choice magazine in 1999 (See more reviews of the book at the author's website http://www.rebeccacoffey.com/uthepage...), is written by a woman's voice, journalist Rebecca Coffey [image error]. She uses a narrative approach to show why is it that trauma so often seems "unspeakable", "indescribable" to its survivors (victims). She also provides an answer that it is a response by others who were supposed to listen ...more
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By day Rebecca Coffey is a science journalist, contributing to Scientific American, Discover, and Vermont Public Radio. She also presents a weekly radio spot, Family Friendly Science, on the nationally syndicated show, Daybreak USA. By night she is a novelist and humorist. Hysterical: Anna Freud's Story is due out in May 2014 from She Writes Press. Nietzsche's Angel Food Cake: And Other "Recipes" ...more
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