Who is it That Can Tell Me Who I Am? by Jane Haynes

Who is it That Can Tell Me Who I Am? by Jane Haynes

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A beautifully written and finely observed memoir by a psychotherapist that reveals as much about her as her patients. With a foreword by Hilary Mantel.

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In this searingly honest memoir, Jane Haynes recalls to her psychotherapist her extraordinary story. Having overcome her strange childhood, overshadowed by her mother's absence and father's descent into madness, the real diagnosis of which the family concealed, she attempts, vividly but without sentimentality, to understand the construction of her own life. Now a psychotherapist in her own right, Haynes opens up her case files, which include a gifted young man on the cusp of a nervous breakdown; the middle-aged woman tormented by suicidal thoughts; the pornography addict, unable to connect emotionally with his girlfriend. Tragedy is brought home to her when her son-in-law is murdered. Her account powerfully demonstrates the resilience and life force of human nature. 'I recommend it to anyone concerned with the life of the imagination' Hilary Mantel

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SKU GOR001457043
Title Who is it That Can Tell Me Who I Am?
Author By (author) Jane Haynes
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 1845299728
ISBN 13 9781845299729
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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In this searingly honest memoir, Jane Haynes recalls to her psychotherapist her extraordinary story. Having overcome her strange childhood, overshadowed by her mother's absence and father's descent into madness, the real diagnosis of which the family concealed, she attempts, vividly but without sentimentality, to understand the construction of her own life. Now a psychotherapist in her own right, Haynes opens up her case files, which include a gifted young man on the cusp of a nervous breakdown; the middle-aged woman tormented by suicidal thoughts; the pornography addict, unable to connect emotionally with his girlfriend. Tragedy is brought home to her when her son-in-law is murdered. Her account powerfully demonstrates the resilience and life force of human nature. 'I recommend it to anyone concerned with the life of the imagination' Hilary Mantel
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001457043
Title Who is it That Can Tell Me Who I Am?
Author By (author) Jane Haynes
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 1845299728
ISBN 13 9781845299729
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No