An Unsolicited Gift: Why We Do What We Do

An Unsolicited Gift: Why We Do What We Do

For anyone exploring the influence of their childhood and upbringing on their adulthood, this is an essential guide on the path of self-discovery.

This exploration makes a strong case that a better understanding of the way one was brought up can give readers the tools to avoid destructive behaviours, keep them from making the same mistakes as their parents, and avoid passing on inherited baggage to their own children.

Written by a psychologist who is experienced in both theoretical and practical psychology, this treatise offers hope for people to lead conscious, self-directed, happy lives.

‘It’s been a great year for books about naughty ladies – I loved Dennis Friedman’s Ladies of the Bedchamber’ Edwina Currie, New Statesman, Books of the Year

‘A very good read, full of old nuggets of fascinating information’ What’s On in London

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21 Jan 2010
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About the author

  • Dennis Friedman

    Dr Dennis Friedman is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, specialising in family and marital problems, parenting issues and sexual dysfunction. He has published innovative work in the fields of anxiety management, stress-related illness and the treatment of phobias. He continues to work with patients, and is the author of three successful psychological biographies: Inheritance: A Psychological History of the Royal Family, Darling Georgie: The Enigma of King George V, and Ladies of the Bedchamber: The Role of the Royal Mistress.

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