Good Morning, Monster Good Morning, Monster

Good Morning, Monster

Five Heroic Journeys to Recovery

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Publisher Description

A therapist creates moving portraits of five of her most memorable patients, men and women she considers psychological heroes.

Catherine Gildiner is a bestselling memoirist, a novelist, and a psychologist in private practice for twenty-five years. In Good Morning, Monster, she focuses on five patients who overcame enormous trauma--people she considers heroes. With a novelist's storytelling gift, Gildiner recounts the details of their struggles, their paths to recovery, and her own tale of growth as a therapist.

The five cases include a successful but lonely musician suffering sexual dysfunction; a young woman whose father abandoned her and her siblings in a rural cottage; an Indigenous man who'd endured great trauma at a residential school; a young woman whose abuse at the hands of her father led to a severe personality disorder; and a glamorous workaholic whose negligent mother had greeted her each morning with "Good morning, Monster."

Each patient presents a mystery, one that will only be unpacked over years. They seek Gildiner's help to overcome an immediate challenge in their lives, but discover that the source of their suffering has been long buried. It will take courage to face those realities, and creativity and resourcefulness from their therapist.

Each patient embodies self-reflection, stoicism, perseverance, and forgiveness as they work unflinchingly to face the truth. Gildiner's account of her journeys with them is moving, insightful, and sometimes humorous. It offers a behind-the-scenes look into the therapist's office and explains how the process can heal even the most unimaginable wounds.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2019
September 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Canada
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Catsnout ,

Fascinating. Good writing.

Excellent read. A true voice and honest reflection of the psychologist’s rôle. Her version of a hero rings true. Highly recommended.

RyleighVera ,

Heartbreaking and Beautiful

The stories told of each patients past is absolutely heartbreaking but the work they put in through therapy is so inspiring! These 5 individuals really are heros and reading their story is wonderfully inspiring. Gildiner writes in a way that makes you feel as if you are there for every session.

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2014
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Seduction Seduction
2005
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2022
Verführung Verführung
2018

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