They F*** You Up

How to Survive Family Life

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By Oliver James

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In this groundbreaking book, clinical psychologist Oliver James shows that it is the way we were cared for in the first six years of life that has a crucial effect on who we are and how we behave.

In this groundbreaking book, clinical psychologist Oliver James shows that it is the way we were cared for in the first six years of life that has a crucial effect on who we are and how we behave. Nurture, in effect, shapes our very nature. In a remarkable analysis of science and popular culture, James combines the latest research with revealing case studies, interviews, and biographies with the likes of Michael Jackson, Mia Farrow, and Prince Charles to prove his point.

In addition to presenting his findings, James explains how they can be a source of liberation in our lives. Through the use of provocative questions and insightful examples, he helps readers better understand the way their childhood past is affecting their present and how to “be your own scriptwriter.” He also argues that his findings could have huge implications for society as a whole. A top-seller and recipient of significant attention in the U.K., They F*** You Up is an opinionated, entertaining read which causes us to ponder the origins of our present behavior.

On Sale
Dec 21, 2005
Page Count
416 pages
ISBN-13
9781569243237

Oliver James

About the Author

Oliver James trained and practiced as a clinical child psychologist, and since 1987 has worked as a writer, journalist, and television documentary producer and presenter. He currently writes a weekly column for the Observer (UK) and is the author of Juvenile Violence in a Winner-Loser Culture and the UK bestselling Britain on the Couch, which was also a successful documentary series. He is a trustee of two children’s charities, the National Family and Parenting Institute and Homestart. He lives in England.

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