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‘Rowe asks why we tell lies and puts the answer down to a mixture of vanity and terror.…all pretty toxic, as far as personal relationships are concerned, but Rowe goes further: our failure to tell the truth is behind all manner of ills, from the current economic crisis to global warming…scary stuff, but Rowe is so wise that you begin to think it might be possible to change’ Guardian
'Rowe has a clear, easy style…[she] is accurate in her perceptions, and persuasive in her presentation of them…she paints a nuanced picture of why lying is always dangerous, and why we should cultivate an attitude of considered scepticism' TLS
'Her analysis is gripping, astute and incisive…parts of this book are hilarious' FT
‘[A] seer… with qualities that place her between sainthood and genius’ Fay Weldon
Dorothy Rowe was born in Australia in 1930, and worked as a teacher and child psychologist before coming to England, where she obtained her PhD at Sheffield University. From 1972 until 1986 she was head of Clinical Psychology. She is now engaged in writing, lecturing and research, and is world-renowned for her work on how we communicate and why we suffer. Her books include ‘‘Wanting Everything’, ‘‘Beyond Fear’ and ‘‘Time On Our Side’.
Not yet finished yet, up to about 60% but so far so good. It has made me think about the reason why people lie. Read morePublished 14 months ago by kevin smith
Top rating from me; it is full of real stories from Dorothy Rowe's extensive experience and describes how we think and act and gets to the nub of why. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mr M J Milbourn
Lies may be subjective truths. But the crux of the matter may be purely relative: when does a lie cause damage? Read morePublished on 9 May 2013 by Miketang
There are many words of praise I could use for Dorothy Rowe's books including wisdom, good sense, sensitivity, and understanding. Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2013 by Amazon Customer
Dorothy Rowe is a wellknown writer and psychologist. Here is another of her 'words of wisdom' book full of enlightenment re the lies that politicians and folks in authority tell to... Read morePublished on 26 July 2012 by Mrs. B. MCINNIS
I was very excited to receive this book for Christmas but was very dissapointed from early on. Expecting something similar to 'why psychotherapy doesnt work: and what we can do... Read morePublished on 22 Feb. 2011 by Ayemadre
Unfortunately, this is a very bad book. Dorothy Rowe never identifies or resolves her own confusions regarding: lies, (self-) deceptions and delusions. Read morePublished on 24 Aug. 2010 by Southville