Am I Lying to Myself?: How To Overcome Denial and See the Truth

Rowman & Littlefield. Mar. 2023. 272p. ISBN 9781538164235. $24.95. SELF-HELP
Greer (What About Me??) has written a book for anyone who has experienced denial within themselves or from other people. Describing denial as the “Houdini of the heart,” the author addresses patterns of denial from small annoyances to the larger issues of infidelity and addiction. The book is written in two parts. The first focuses on how to recognize the different elements of denial—wishing and hoping, missing the signs, believing what you are told, turning a little into a lot. Part two examines how to cope with denial in other people. Greer bases her advice and suggestions on her years as a marriage and family therapist and relates the experience of her patients as examples of the multiple forms of denial. Written in a clear and understandable style without resorting to medical jargon, the experiences she shares are relatable and the advice she provides will help readers focus on patterns of denial and its impact on their lives.
VERDICT Highly recommended. Best for anyone interested in personal growth, self-help, and relationship issues.
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