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I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other

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I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
80434
genre:
Self-Help and Psychology, Nonfiction

We gave it an A-

In her third book, I’m Dysfunctional, You’re Dysfunctional, lawyer/journalist Kaminer delivers a merciless critique of the recovery movement, in which childhood is treated as a holocaust, bad habits are labeled addictions, and white, middle-class Americans tend their inner children more closely than their own offspring. Although Kaminer is not careful enough in distinguishing the serious and beneficial (Alcoholics Anonymous) from the silly (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous), she makes a mostly convincing case against the selfishness, self-absorption, and self-pity encouraged by some 12-step solutions. A-

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