For a few days after reading this book, you're going to talk like a therapist. It's infectious. Instead of your usual responses, you start to pause a little longer and allow the communication to be less about you and more about letting people come to their own conclusions. Instead of telling people your opinions, you're going to ask more questions directed at them. Deeper questions. Questions that have nothing to do with your agenda. You can't help it. She puts you into the therapist frame of mind so well that you don't want to be an advice-giver. You want to learn how to listen. You itch to grow and be a good person in the world.
Not only that, but this is an entertaining book. If you love reading advice columns, this is cake with whipped cream and strawberries. It's an advice column over a length of time so you can see the happy endings and consequences and changes happening in people's lives once they face their fears. It's delicious, feel-good, and in a small way, a bit of schadenfreude.
Hard to believe I enjoyed this book so much as I despised her first book, "Stick Figure" where she acts like a spoiled brat and calls it eating disorders. She, like her patients in this book, has come a long way. Inspiring.