- The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience
- Narrated by: Meg Jay
- Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-14-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75 percent of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them.
Drawing on nearly two decades of work with clients and students, Jay tells the tale of ordinary people made extraordinary by these all-too-common experiences, everyday superheroes who have made lives out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students, and listeners. She gives a voice to the supernormals among us as they reveal not only "how do they do it?" but also "how does it feel?"
These powerful stories, and those of public figures from Andre Agassi to Jay Z, will show supernormals they are not alone but are, in fact, in good company.
Marvelously researched and compassionately written, this exceptional book narrates the continuing saga that is resilience as it challenges us to consider whether - and how - the good wins out in the end.
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By Len Salisbury on 05-02-18
Looking through your life with a new prescription.
If you’re interested in this book after reading the summary, might as well give it a try. It helped me look at myself more honestly and also helped me talk to my friends and family about where they came from. If you had a great relationship with your parents and had a great childhood, this should help you understand how some people grow up and how their mindset is formed. I’m definitely going to be listening to this repeatedly and will be recommending it to people close to me.