I highly recommend listening to the audiobook instead of reading the book.
I highly recommend listening to the audiobook instead of reading the book. As the book is basically one conversation between Oprah and Dr. Perry, the audio definitely adds something to the experience. I’m a big fan of reading personal stories but I probably like it even more how they have intertwined the science into it, making it a fun and informative read – guiding you through it. I also like the attempt to make mental health more accessible to the public – removing barriers to talking about it. This is one of those books that is not necessarily a piece of literature, yet it belongs to everyone’s bookshelf. While it may not achieve absolute perfection, I find it deserving of a solid four out of five stars, a testament to its contribution to humanity.
A wonderful read with important message to the world
A wonderful read with an important message to the world. I was always aware that our childhood and early beginnings shape us and make us into the people we become. Yet, little did I know how certain wounds can translate into behavior that can barely be recognized as some form of trauma. The examples given by Dr. Perry about the “dysfunctioning” kind in the classroom due to a simple trigger like a deodorant is truly mindblowing.
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