The Gift of Adversity

The Gift of Adversity

The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections

Book - 2013
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A noted research psychiatrist uses stories from his own life and career to explore how adversity can provide opportunities for growth and to demonstrate how to engage with personal failures to pursue an authentic and meaningful life.
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2013]
ISBN: 9780399163715
Branch Call Number: 155. 24 ROS
155.24 Ro
Characteristics: xv, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jul 06, 2018

Instead of reading this book, check out a little gem called "Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart" by Gordon Livingston. Not only is it shorter, easier to read, and more enjoyable to ponder, it's full of insight and wisdom that will stay with you for years. If you still want to read "The Gift of Adversity" after that, go ahead, but I don't think you'll need to.

Sep 11, 2014

I agree completely with the critical review by the NY Journal of Books above, except for one thing. That reviewer refers to the author's use of nostrums, whereas I would simply call them platitudes. I grew very weary of the platitudes at the beginning of each chapter, platitudes that were not even particularly well used to develop the theme of each chapter, and despite trying to plough through to the end of the book, it was increasingly apparent that it would be same-old same-old, and not worth bothering to finish.

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