Item description for How to Be an Adult: A Handbook for Psychological and Spiritual Integration by David Richo...
Overview This thoughtful, apporachable work is filled with checklests, diagrams and literary quotations for meditation, making this a book to read and digest a little at a time for best results. How to Be An Adult will guide readers on their positive journey from fear, through power, to love.
Publishers Description Using the metaphor of the heroic journeydeparture, struggle and returnthe author shows readers the way to psychological and spiritual health.
Citations And Professional Reviews How to Be an Adult: A Handbook for Psychological and Spiritual Integration by David Richo has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 05/01/1991
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1991
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809132230 ISBN13 9780809132232
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More About David Richo
David Richo, PhD, is a psychotherapist, teacher, writer, and workshop leader whose work emphasizes the benefits of mindfulness and loving-kindness in personal growth and emotional well-being. He is the author of numerous books, including How to Be an Adult in Relationships and The Five Things We Cannot Change. He lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California.
David Richo currently resides in Santa Barbara, in the state of California. David Richo was born in 1940.
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Review on How to be an Adult Jun 13, 2008
How to be an Adult is a great book to guide the reader towards establishing boundaries in any relationship. It is a reference book of sorts. It is small but don't let the size fool you. It takes a while to read as the concepts that are introduced are new and you find yourself attempting to figure out how to apply them. Great read for those who need to affect positive change in relationships.
Professionally written May 20, 2008
I agree with the others who said that this book is not a fast read. It takes just a few pages at a time to analyze and apply the information to your own life. I see that the author is very educated person. He gives a lot of statements from famous psychologists. On my opinion some of the authors own statements sound even better and underline better point than those of famous once. I enjoyed the book, although it was a little difficult to read. A lot of thinking should be evolved when reading this book. It's definitely a very helpful book. It changed my perception of life phenomenally. I received a lot of answers to my questions: where my fears come from, what is a loss and how to live with it, the most important for me was explanation on unconditional love- I love that part. I highly recommend this book!!!
Great book! Apr 26, 2008
This is a great book. Its a dense read, every word is important, so don't think you can just read it in a single afternoon
A page is worth a thousand reads Dec 31, 2007
I really appreciate the no nonsense easy to read style. It's a bit much to read straight through -- I like focusing on a couple pages at a time and marinating in them. A great handbook for those with questions about who and what they are.
Happiness in adulthood Dec 6, 2007
I found this book helpful over 6 years ago when I first read it. I just finished reading it again (for the third time); the author's thoughts and understanding of life-issues (loneliness, relationships, self-esteem, adulthood, happiness) remain as helpful and relevant now as before. The way he contrasts "anger" (a natural feeling) from "drama" (an avoidance of true feeling); his exposition on "neurotic guilt"; and the paragraphs that lead up to "If people really knew me, they would not like me" illuminates one's understanding of oneself and others. Author Richo (Ph.D, psychology) makes clear the many areas of our life that we have responsibility for. The book contains helpful tables (checklists, kind of)that can be used (when viewing things or responding to stimulus) to develop better attitudes and habits. This book (like Nathaniel Branden - "Six Pillars of Self Esteem") does help one understand happiness in adulthood and also give insights into how to help our children grow into successful adulthood. Another book (Bernstein : Emotional Vampires: Dealing With People Who Drain You Dry) is also very useful.