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Breaking Free

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This 60-minute program features bestselling self-esteem expert Nathaniel Branden as he explores the self-limiting concepts learned in childhood that can damage self-esteem.
Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 1st 1972 by Bantam (first published 1970)
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Keith Kendall
Apr 11, 2012 Keith Kendall rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-help
The book is a fictious transcript of his group therapy sessions. The patients discover the roots of their problems by looking at their childhood. He had a series of (I think) 21 questions that he ask them on or near the first day of therapy that hit some raw nerves. Each chapter after that examined one of the questions in detail.
Sometimes he would get on his soapbox, such as when he responded to a patient and railed against religion for a page or so. I wasn't impressed. In fact, it made me won
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Nathan Titus
Oct 23, 2014 Nathan Titus rated it liked it
A big problem I have with therapy in general is the focus on the past. Case in point this book. Branden understands that people are self made but this book says quite the opposite; that we are largely products of our upbringing. So much for free will and choice. Sigh........
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Mar 09, 2009 L rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book if you're at the point in your life when you want to figure out how your parents may or may not have screwed you up. And by recognizing those problems, you can start fixing them & making different choices.
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Nathaniel Branden started reading Ayn Rand's "Fountainhead" in the summer of '44 as he was introduced to it by his sister and her giggling friends.

He met Rand in California where he attended college for psychology. She responded to his fan letter.

"Atlas Shrugged" was dedicated to Branden and he became her intellectual heir. The two carried on an affair, though each was married. After a dispute, t
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