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Why We Feel Shame Around the Holidays

Here’s a link to my latest for Psychology Today, about how cultural imaging of the ideal Christmas can inspire shame in those of us whose lives don’t look like a Hallmark card.

Shame for the Person You Used to Be

W.R. Bion, a British psychoanalyst who worked with psychotic and schizophrenic patients, identified a difficult transition point in their treatment. As psychotic process gradually gave way to the reality principle — that is, as his…

Snow White at the Dwarf Colony

Now that the release of The Narcissist You Know is behind me, I’ve turned my attention back to fiction. I’m pleased to announce the release of a new work on the Kindle platform, a novella-length…


    Congratulations! The link didn’t work for me, but I did copy and paste it, so that it got me there. Hmmm. I don’t know what to think about that review. They spent much time on that Kim K person and I can’t imagine that your book spent that much time focused on her and her set of issues. The author of that review almost sounds mad or unhappy and that’s my immediate gut reaction to the piece. I’m just not too sure what to make of it. Anyway, I’m glad that the book has finally been released.

    I wish there’d been less Kim and more Joe, but still a very useful review. I’d have read it to the end even if I weren’t already a fan of your work. And coming from contrarian-entertaining Caitlin Flanagan, it’s flamboyantly positive.

    Totally crazy review, but Caitlin Flanagan redeemed herself with this quote: “That a trio of spray-tanned shoppers managed to transform themselves into the Mitford sisters of the San Fernando Valley is entirely because of Kim Kardashian — the only Kardashian most of us can reliably recognize — and her fathomless ego.” Thanks for sharing and congrats on the mentions!

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