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Gorgeous and...Hung?! uLifer It isn t a linear path Christie has lots ofps and downs and at various times she wants to The Mangrove Tree uit but she sticks it outI enter to win this book not for myself but for my sister She is a great believer in group therapy and I will be passing this book on to her this weekend The Group made me feelncomfortable and at times my anxiety was triggered but I think it was triggered in a good way BUT If talk of depression anxiety suicide self harm disordered eating sex addiction or cheating may be triggering for you than maybe tread lightly or avoid this book completely Because of those reasons maybe tread lightly or avoid this book completely Because of those reasons won t give a recommendation for this book but I think this book is a really good book that could be helpful for some people I love reading advice columns and shows about people in therapy I find the way people see their own problems fascinating and I find them even fascinating when taken through another person who is there to consider and possibly disagree with the way a person sees their problems I am frustrated that I can t read a million books about people sharing their experiences in therapy But I get it Sometimes when I watchreadhear these stories I think Wow how can anyone be okay sharing this much of themselves publicly even if they re anonymized It is hard to put yourself out there to a therapist it is harder to put that conversation out there in the world This book is not one where the author is being guarded about what she presents of her life to you Not even a little And it s not a normal book about therapy either And I loved every single page I could read 100 books like this and I would be okay with at least a few of them being written by Tate herselfEven though I love stories about therapy I admit I was skeptical that the book would work Memoirs can be about too much or too little sometimes the writer has not fully grappled with something and sometimes they find themselves interesting than anyone else does All of these seemed to be potential pitfalls here But I didn t run into any of them At first I wondered if it would be enough would there be enough drama and conflict Would it be a pretty run of the mill story But of course even a run of the mill story is fascinating if you tell it the right way We learn right away that the trigger event that got Tate into therapy in her 20 s was feelings of suicidal ideation after years of struggling with an eating disorder It s serious but you wonder she seems well adjusted after all she just got first in her class in law school But don t worry there is a lot to Tate that you don t see on the surface at firstThe thing is this is a seriously dramatic story

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of conflict also full of growth It delivers on every level Tate is interesting the therapy is interesting we ll get to that and it is incredibly interesting to see the actual progress of how she changes over time It helps that Tate is willing to be so open about her actions and her flaws that it verges on discomfort for the reader There are some cringe y moments but a lot of this is because Tate is never trying to defend or soften herself And I suspect the cringe is of our own defense mechanisms kicking in than anything else The therapy here is well I don t think it s an overstatement to call it nontraditional It isn t just is well I don t think it s an overstatement to call it nontraditional It isn t just this is group therapy Tate s therapist isn t like any I ve ever encountered before The prescriptions he gives his patients are often horrifying His actions are often horrifying The typical boundaries of therapist and patient are basically nonexistent And I suspect people who don t like this book will dislike it because of how ncomfortable they are with Tate herself and with her therapist s actions I am not a therapist and I ve never had a therapist like this one and I can t say that I end. Her own death Why was she envisioning putting an end to the isolation and sadness that still plagued her in spite of her achievements Enter Dr Rosen a therapist who calmly assures her that if she joins one of his psychotherapy groups he can transform her life All she has to do is show p and be honest About everything her eating habits childhood sexual history etc Christie is skeptical insisting that that she is defective beyond cure But Dr Rosen issues a nine word prescription that will change everything “You don’t need a cure you need a witness” So begins her entry into the strange terrifying and ltimately life changing world of group th.

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Orse anything that happens in this book But I can t deny the effects on Tate The group insists on a complete lack of privacy as well as a lack deny the effects on Tate The group insists on a complete lack of privacy as well as a lack confidentiality and wow did I bristle reading that and I suspect others will too Even for me a person who is far too open about herself to strangers in public it is maybe not the right way But there s no denying how it plays out in Tate s life At first it also seems like the group will be an antagonistic experience but it turns out that being totally open about yourself with strangers can help you be totally open with yourself and the people in your life I m not going to turn around and tell you to try to replicate Tate s experience but it certainly makes for riveting reading I read this in less than a dayYou really can t deny the work Tate did that she s laid out for you here She doesn t have those flaws I see in memoir so often when someone lacks perspective on an event or isn t fully honest with themselves or has neglected to nderstand the repercussions of their actions Tate sure seems to see everything pretty clearly The writing is honest and clear Tate guides you through with warm openness while still being herself messy and crass and critical I have been Twitter mutuals with Tate for many years from back in our blogging days Oh wow Five stars all the way around I know that several reviews I ve read are stuck on the ethics of Dr Rosen and the way he chooses to practice in his group therapy but you know what It didn t bother me I see the value in the way he makes everyone Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand uncomfortable and let s them feel things and get angry and work through it as a team Having a support system is so important Having a place to go every week at an exact time to keep the feeling of purpose alive in people who are struggling to feel a purpose is so important This setting works for some people and doesn t work for others Christie made life long friends and has a support system like I ve never seen before We could allse that from time to time This little therapy memoir made me laugh made me cry made me frustrated at times It also made me wonder if the traditional 11 therapy didn t work for me because I crave a deeper human connection with people rather than just one therapist and me talking about coping skills Who knows All I know right now is this book was such a treat A glimpse into all of Brothers us and our weird emotional struggles and how important it is to be communicative and compassionate towards others So asncomfortable as some parts were I think it challenged me to think outside my comfort zone and see a different perspective towards therapy and sharing intimate details of our lives with others we trust in a safe environment And about the northodox prescriptions that helped these people have emotional breakthroughs I loved them 1010 would recommend if you need a good humble laugh about your own mental bullshit and want to feel the messy connection with some hilariously diverse strangers in group therapy Also if you need a reminder that our mental health struggles and successes ebb and flow and that it s always going to be a cycle of figuring out how to steady ourselves and then having the rug pulled out beneath s the next day this figuring out how to steady ourselves and then having the rug pulled out beneath Leaders Eat Last us the next day this that reminder You re not alone and it s wonderful works of writing like this that we just need sometimes This was a treasureThank you to NetGalley and the publisher for my advanced reading copy I have no idea who Christie Tate is but reading her memoir was perhaps one of the most intimate experiences I ve ever felt reading about someone else s life Group is raw powerful funny tear jerking and honest I flew through the pages in a few short hours soaking it all in every page left me wanting to know read further I 100% recommend for a cathartic Erapy Christie is initially put off by Dr Rosen’s outlandish directives but as her defenses break down and she comes to trust Dr Rosen and to depend on the sessions and the prescribed nightly phone calls with various group members she begins tonderstand what it means to connect Group is a deliciously addictive read and with Christie as our guide skeptical of her own capacity for connection and intimacy but hopeful in spite of herself we are given a front row seat to the daring exhilarating painful and hilarious journey that is group therapy an nder explored process that breaks you down and then reassembles you so that all the pieces finally Group author Christie TateJust what the doctor ordered to forget about the pandemic and no electricity what s better than reading about someone else s crazy messed p life Lots of humor and misery kept me engaged The New Competition until the very last page Full review to come on Book Nation by Jen Book will be available in October Group was not a book for me I just could not connect with the information or the author The information felt too forced for my liking Therapy is an essential part of getting to the core roots of your problems and essentially taking back your life I personally have never done group therapy but Christine Tate has hit the nail on the head Her experience with group therapy after overcoming anorexia isite an achievement Any one who has experienced depression and suicidal thought can relate to this book I think the Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller unconventional way that her therapist ran the group savedite a few people I give this amazing book five stars I love reading about other people s therapy so was fascinated by this account of Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. 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Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering. unconventional group therapy and its life changing conseuences Thank you to Christie Tate and Simon Schuster UK for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest reviewAs I ve said before I LOVE a memoir The ordinary the person the better Me and nosey self just love a snoop into other peoples lives and BOY did I get a snoopChristie is a law student battling with an eating disorder and intimacy issues and finally decides to take the plunge and start therapy She is recommended Dr Rosen by one of her friends and she goes to meet him and he drops a bombshell she must join group therapy I have to admit at this point I would have jumped ship if I were Christie The thought of group therapy scares the hell out of me Christie had a similarneasy feeling but decided to go for it and I m so glad she did becausewell you will have to read it to find outThe group Christie joins plus the later ones have one key rule no secrets Patients openly discuss each others private lives both in group and out as a way of releasing shame and building intimacy Some of the things Christie had to share was very intimate and I m not sure how she did it but it was fascinatingI want to meet Dr Rosen Some of the stories and fears shared in this was great and it definitely had some LOL moments however fears shared in this was great and it definitely had some LOL moments however must be some kind of rules broken by the therapist who leads the group when she starts over sharing to the participants in group If I was going to support I would feel creeped out when the therapist is taking over and spilling her guts Still a worthy read for people that find comfort for their issues in a setting like this but it may not be for allGoof writing and some stories but taking away a star for the therapist who is crossing some nsafe boundaries I still appreciate this bookThanks to Netgalley the author and Avid Reader Press for an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewAvailable 10620 Giveaway WinI want to start this review off by saying that I don t think traditional forms of therapy are for everyone I ve tried going to therapy and I ve tried taking anxiety medication and neither were for me That does not mean that those things won t work for someone else Mental health treatment is not a one size fits all type of thing For me these are the things that work for ME these are not recommendations for anyone else 1 taking time away a day or twofrom everyone total solitude to analyze over think how I am feeling2 Cleaning or organizing my things or the things of friends and family 3 Acupuncture Its life changing for me That being said I enjoyed the author Christie Tate s journey Group therapy takes alot of courage and I know that I could not handle it Christie gives s brutally honest look at Her Journey From A journey from a therapy non believer to a group therapy. One of People Magazine’s Ten Best Books of Fall 2020 “Hilarious and engrossing” A Time Magazine Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2020 “Christie Tatewrites with fearless candor and vulnerability” The refreshingly original debut memoir of a guarded over achieving self lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers her psychotherapy group and in turn finds human connection and herselfChristie Tate had just been named the top student in her law school class and finally had her eating disorder The Oswald Reflection under control Why then was she driving through Chicago fantasizing about.