- Author : Alice Miller
- Release Date : 17 August 2006
- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
- Genre : Psychology
- Pages : 224 pages
- ISBN 13 : 039307109X
Download or read book entitled The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting by author: Alice Miller which was release on 17 August 2006 and published by W. W. Norton & Company with total page 224 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. An examination of childhood trauma and its surreptitious, debilitating effects by one of the world's leading psychoanalysts. Never before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child's humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illness—be it cancer, stroke, or other debilitating diseases. Never one to shy away from controversy, Miller urges society as a whole to jettison its belief in the Fourth Commandment and not to extend forgiveness to parents whose tyrannical childrearing methods have resulted in unhappy, and often ruined, adult lives. In this empowering work, writes Rutgers professor Philip Greven, "readers will learn how to confront the overt and covert traumas of their own childhoods with the enlightened guidance of Alice Miller."