Review Excerpts

Cleveland Plain Dealer – May 16, 2004
“The harder we try to roll away from the dysfunction of our roots, the more likely we are to become mired unconsciously in them. To become real, says psychiatrist Saltz, we have to re-examine the stories we tell ourselves. In her book, Saltz becomes the Dickensian ghost, escorting her patients and readers through time. Going into the past, she shows them how the stories helped them feel safe in a dysfunctional family… Her advice is both sympathetic toward the wounds of childhood and unyielding about the importance of taking responsibility as an adult.”
— Pam Lilley