What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

A searing memoir of reckoning and healing by acclaimed journalist Stephanie Foo, investigating the little-understood science behind complex PTSD and how it has shaped her life

“Achingly exquisite . . . providing real hope for those who long to heal.”—Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone


ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR, Publishers Weekly

By age thirty, Stephanie Foo was successful on paper: She had her dream job as an award-winning radio producer at This American Life and a loving boyfriend. But behind her office door, she was having panic attacks and sobbing at her desk every morning. After years of questioning what was wrong with herself, she was diagnosed with complex PTSD—a condition that occurs when trauma happens continuously, over the course of years.

Both of Foo’s parents abandoned her when she was a teenager, after years of physical and verbal abuse and neglect. She thought she’d moved on, but her new diagnosis illuminated the way her past continued to threaten her health, relationships, and career. She found limited resources to help her, so Foo set out to heal herself, and to map her experiences onto the scarce literature about C-PTSD.

In this deeply personal and thoroughly researched account, Foo interviews scientists and psychologists and tries a variety of innovative therapies. She returns to her hometown of San Jose, California, to investigate the effects of immigrant trauma on the community, and she uncovers family secrets in the country of her birth, Malaysia, to learn how trauma can be inherited through generations. Ultimately, she discovers that you don’t move on from trauma—but you can learn to move with it.

Powerful, enlightening, and hopeful, What My Bones Know is a brave narrative that reckons with the hold of the past over the present, the mind over the body—and examines one woman’s ability to reclaim agency from her trauma.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
SF
Stephanie Foo
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
10:02
hr min
RELEASED
2022
February 22
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
612.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Specialized PTSD LCSW ,

What my bones know

The author has no clinical knowledge of CPTSD treatment just what she found online and the therapists she saw. At one point she condones LCSW therapists as having less training then a psychologist. This is completely not true as psychologist can specialize on research (PhD) vs counseling (PsyD). Also it really comes down to the continued training the therapist gets after schooling. This book is all about her poor interpersonal relationships. What a joke

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