The Paranoia of Everyday Life
Escaping the Enemy Within
By (author) Gerald Alper
Normal Price: $32.99
Your Price: $29.69 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.48 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Paranoia of Everyday Life by Gerald Alper
Book DescriptionIn this insightful exploration of the personal, social, and cultural triggers that give rise to paranoid reactions in our everyday lives, psychotherapist Gerald Alper helps readers to recognise a potentially debilitating problem that is unfortunately all too common in our stress-filled society. Through a series of telling vignettes culled from the experiences of his own patients, Alper shows how ordinary people can lose their way in a world of social alienation where any meaningful sense of community seems to have vanished. People in the grip of paranoia unwittingly construct a melodramatic, suspense-filled interior world, a baffling maze of plots and counter plots wherein real people are reduced to one-dimensional, cartoon caricatures. From the successful stockbroker who is completely unnerved by what he perceives as a hostile stare-down on the subway train and the accomplished social psychologist who is convinced that the man handing out leaflets in front of her apartment building is targeting her to the many power games that people play in their personal and professional relationships (being withholding, keeping a grudge, payback time, etc.) , Alper graphically depicts - with exceptional clarity and depth - the key elements of everyday paranoia. He concludes with a major clinical study of a patient who dramatically personifies the central themes of the book. In reading Alper's analysis and his revealing examples of paranoia, readers may catch glimpses of themselves and with relief experience the epiphany of Alper's patients: I was just being paranoid!
Buy Paranoia of Everyday Life book by Gerald Alper from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781591023456
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gerald Alper
View all books by Gerald Alper
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Paranoia of Everyday Life book by Gerald Alper and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Gerald Alper
Gerald Alper (New York, NY), an internationally recognized psychotherapist, is the author of fourteen previous books, including the celebrated Portrait of the Artist as a Young Patient and, most recently, Self-Defense in a Narcissistic World.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.