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An important book for this time,
This review is from: The Selfish Society: How We All Forgot to Love One Another and Made Money Instead (Paperback)
In this book Gerhardt makes a powerful case for the connection between the quality of relationship in the first years of life and the patterns of excessive consumption that are causing so many problems in the western world and globally. She brings into relief many of the out-of-balance behaviours of our culture in a way that is extremely helpful. The author manages to be both academically rigorous and thoroughly readable. Sue Gerhardt is widely known in therapy circles but this book would be interesting reading for many people; I think it should be compulsory reading for policy makers.