• The Skeleton Cupboard

  • The Making of a Clinical Psychologist
  • By: Tanya Byron
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-07-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 4.3 (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In my session with Imogen, the words were still not coming. I had to move past my own frustration and relax. But it is very hard to relax when you are looking into the eyes of a mute little girl who wants to be dead. You don't want to relax; you want to pull her into your arms, hold her and then shake her until she tells you why. You long to say, "Why do you want to die? You're 12 years old."
Gripping, unforgettable and deeply affecting, The Skeleton Cupboard recounts the patient stories that most influenced Professor Tanya Byron, covering years of training that forced her to confront the harsh realities of the lives of her patients and the demons of her own family's history. Among others, we meet Ray, a violent sociopath desperate to be treated with tenderness and compassion; Mollie, a talented teenager intent on starving herself; and Imogen, a 12-year old so haunted by a secret that she's intent on killing herself.
Byron brings the listener along as she uncovers the reasons each of these individuals behave the way they do, resulting in a thrilling psychological mystery that sheds light on mental illness and what its treatment tells us about ourselves.
©2015 Tanya Byron (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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By Sophie on 08-29-16

interesting

I enjoyed this book. It held my interest and I liked hearing the different stories of the people.

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By David on 05-16-15

Movie....

I think this should be adapted into a screenplay.

It would definitely be a book I recommend you read.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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