Coupon
The Good Stuff from Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family : How to Survive and Then Thrive
by Karen Casey


Overview -

Is there a silver lining to growing up in a dysfunctional family?

Bestselling recovery author Karen Casey looks at stories of people who grew up in dysfunctional families and "the good stuff" that can come from the experience. "Throughout my many decades in recovery rooms I have interacted with thousands of women and men whose journeys reveal, in detail, the harrowing history of dysfunction that has troubled their lives," says Casey.  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • $16.95
Sorry: This item is not currently available.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 18 copies from $2.99
 
 
 

More About The Good Stuff from Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family by Karen Casey
 
 
 
Overview

Is there a silver lining to growing up in a dysfunctional family?

Bestselling recovery author Karen Casey looks at stories of people who grew up in dysfunctional families and "the good stuff" that can come from the experience. "Throughout my many decades in recovery rooms I have interacted with thousands of women and men whose journeys reveal, in detail, the harrowing history of dysfunction that has troubled their lives," says Casey. "But what is also apparent in their stories is their eventual and quite triumphant survival, often against extreme odds."

Casey interviewed more than 24 survivors of families rife with dysfunction; survivors who willingly shared their stories and came to realize they had, surprisingly, thrived as the result of their often harrowing experiences. In "The Good Stuff from Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family," Casey shares the stories and the skills these survivors developed to live more creative and fulfilling lives.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781573245968
  • ISBN-10: 1573245968
  • Publisher: Conari Press
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 190
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Self-Help > Codependency
Books > Self-Help > Personal Growth - Happiness

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-10-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

Casey (Each Day a New Beginning), author of 26 books on addiction and recovery, theorizes that “when we grow up in a dysfunctional family, we have access to a host of benefits we otherwise might not be privy to.” A workshop facilitator for the 12-step recovery process and in recovery for 40 years herself, Casey grew up in a dysfunctional family dominated by her father’s rage. As a result, she turned to alcohol, drugs, and men. Casey describes positive traits and qualities based upon her experiences in 12-step rooms and interviews she conducted during her “small research project” with 24 interviewees who grew up in alcoholic, abusive, or otherwise dysfunctional families. Using her interviews as groundwork, she explores the benefits that result from surviving in a dysfunctional family, including resiliency, perseverance, a sense of humor, forgiveness, kindness, and the ability to discern real love. Simple but authentic points are enumerated at the conclusion of each chapter. With unrelenting optimism and a solid faith in God, Casey helps readers learn to let go of judgment and embrace acceptance. New readers as well as followers of the author’s earlier works will be uplifted by her sunny interpretation of “the good stuff.” (Nov.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews