Gift of Adversity The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections

ISBN-10: 0399168850
ISBN-13: 9780399168857
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/4/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Now in paperback—this acclaimed book from the New York Times–bestselling author and research psychiatrist shows how life’s disappointments and difficulties provide us with the lessons we need to become happier and more resilient human beings. “Insightful . . . could help many of us cope with life’s inevitable obstacles . . . The book’s titular message—that adversity can be a gift—is especially relevant now.” —Jane Brody, The New York Times“Will help you see the value in your struggles . . . Arguing that personal growth can’t happen without setbacks, Norman Rosenthal challenges readers to re-interpret adversity as a key element of empathy, maturity and success.”—New York Daily News “Dr. Rosenthal catalyzes conversations around adversity with tales of wisdom and survival that we can all treasure.”—Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.“Rosenthal captures both the complexity of our emotions and the pragmatics needed to harness them, and he does so with humor and grace.”—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree“Dr. Norm is a cosmonaut of consciousness, launching into the murky abyss and returning with meteoric treasures for us all.”—Russell Brand, actor

Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, is internationally recognized for his contribution to the understanding and treatment of depression. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University, a therapist in private practice, and the author of four books, includingThe Emotional Revolution. Dr. Rosenthal served for over 20 years at the National Institute of Mental Health as a researcher in psychiatry and psychobiology, and has been listed inThe Best Doctors in Americaand the Consumers' Research Council of America’sGuide to America's Top Psychiatrists.He is a sought-after speaker and lecturer, and has appeared on national television and radio programs, including Good Morning America, Today, CBS News, and NPR'sFresh AirandAll Things Considered.

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