As Eric Rayner states in his introduction,
"...This book is ... drawn largely from knowledge gleaned from intimate, detailed emotional-verbal understanding; from therapy, casework and friendships with individual people."
While, as one other reviewer has summarised, this is not an in depth treatment of human development, it is a very insightful overview of a psychodynamic perspective on how we develop as human beings.
We often 'see' things through our own 'lens,' and much of our understanding can be inhibited by one's own assumptions, mental models or prejudice. It is well worth suspending one's prejudices to hear what these wise, caring, and very experienced… Read more