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Life Preservers: Good Advice When You Need It Most [Paperback]

By Harriet Lerner (Author)
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Integrating new insights and a results-oriented approach, a motivational handbook answers women's most frequently asked questions and shares advice on common problems, covering such topics as romance, work, friendship, personal relationships, sex, betrayal, therapy, and more. Reprint.

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With wit, wisdom and uncommon sense, Dr. Harriet Lerner gives readers the tools to solve problems and create joy, meaning and integrity in their relationships. Women will find Life Preservers (more than 40,000 copies sold in hardcover) to be an invaluable motivational guide that covers the landscape of work and creativity, anger and intimacy, friendship and marriage, children and parents, loss and betrayal, sexuality and health and much more.

With new insights and a results-oriented approach, Dr. Lerner answers women's most frequently asked questions and offers the best advice for problems women face today:

I always pick the wrong guys. Should I move in with him?I can't stand my boss. Should I leave my marriage? How can I recover from his affair? Is my fantasy abnormal? Is my therapy working? I miss my mother. I can't believe I was fired.

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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Pages   372
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.74" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.98"
Weight:   0.74 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 27, 2015
Publisher   Harper Paperbacks
ISBN  0060928352  
ISBN13  9780060928353  
UPC  099455013505  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist whose many acclaimed books, including "The Dance of Anger" and the upcoming "Why Won't You Apologize," have topped six million copies in combined sales. She is a dynamic, sought-after speaker who has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," CNN, and NPR, and she hosts "The Dance of Connection "blog on

Harriet Lerner currently resides in Lawrence, in the state of Kansas.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Life Preservers: Good Advice When You Need It Most?

Life Preservers: Good Advice When you Need it Most  Aug 23, 2007
I liked the book. It didn't always apply to me, but good to read anyway.
Dear Abby with credentials  Nov 6, 2002
I found this book to be quite powerful in a very subtle way. Having grown up reading Dear Abby and Ann Landers as my main source of adult advice, I was quite pleased with the Advice Column Format. Actually, this book is a compilation of published and unpublished letters written to Dr. Lerner for the advice column she writes for New Woman magazine. I was impressed with the range of topics and problems that were addressed in this book. Harriet Lerner's advice is open minded yet firm; additionally she is not averse to sharing her own experiences. Since I tend to be so limited in time, I found this book to be a great "meal companion". While spooning down some cereal or grabbing a quick sandwich, this book provided the ideal "dessert". This is the first book I have read by Harriet Lerner and I am now anxious to start the Dance books.
Very helpful  Aug 8, 2002
This is a well-written book with terrific advice. Although I believe no one can solve serious issues by reading a book alone, this is a good start to understanding problems many people encounter.
Not a replacing for therapy, but a good guide for many.
Therapist on call  Dec 18, 2001
I became a big fan of Dr. Lerner after reading the The Dance of Anger. This book is different from her other books because it's in a question and answer format. I thought I wouldn't like this format, but I was wrong. Her advice is so amazingly strong and helpful. She answers so many questions and problems that I've talked about with my therapist, or that I haven't had the nerve to share with friends. I loved the section "Women at Work," because work has been a painful place for me, and I can't think of another book that offers so much help about dealing with an impossible boss or gossipy co-worker. You can't get better advice than this and it's a fun read.
Great Advice  Dec 18, 2001
I keep this book in my bathroom and that's a high compliment. I never have time to sit down and finish a whole book, but this one is a feast of great advice that you can read every time you have a few minutes in between whatever else you're doing. There is so much wisdom packed in this book, and the way it's organized makes it very user-friendly. Having this book around is sort of like having a best friend or therapist on call. Some of the questions you've heard before "Should I stay or leave?" "Is my husband having an affair" "My friend is dating a jerk" "Is my fantasy normal?" "I can't stand my supervisor." But Lerners answers are unique and she's great at being serious and funny at the same time. Best of all, she tells you specifically what to do when you're hurting or in pain or don't know how to solve a problem. This book is such a gem although I wouldn't recommend it for men, just cause it's geered 100% to women.

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