From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read eHe author The information felt too forced for my liking Thank you to Christie Tate and Simon Schuster UK for a copy of the book inxchange 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 ating 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 similar uneasy feeling but decided to go for it and I m SO GLAD SHE DID BECAUSEWELL YOU WILL HAVE TO glad she did becausewell you will have to it to find outThe group Christie joins plus the later ones have one key rule no secrets Patients openly discuss ach 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 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 Doris Salcedo 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 theirxperiences 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 ven if they re anonymized
It is hard to put yourself out there to a therapist it is is hard to put yourself out there to a therapist it is 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 ven a little And it s not a normal book about therapy Gods Choice either And I lovedvery 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 Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye 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 benough would there be Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France enough drama and conflict Would it be a pretty run of the mill story But of courseven a run of the mill story is fascinating if you tell it the right way We learn right away that the trigger vent that got Tate into therapy in her 20 s was feelings of suicidal ideation after years of struggling with an ating 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 full of conflict and also full of growth It delivers on very 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 helps that Tate is willing to be so 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 lse The therapy here is well I don t think it s an overstatement to call it nontraditional It isn t just that this is group therapy Tate s therapist isn. Her own death Why was she Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets envisioning putting annd 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 up and be honest About Electromyography for Experimentalists everything herating habits childhood sexual history Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 etc Christie is skeptical insisting that that she is defective beyond cure But Dr Rosen issues a nine word prescription that will changeverything “You don’t need a cure you need a witness” So begins her ntry into the strange terrifying and ultimately life changing world of group th. I have no idea who Christie Tate is but reading her memoir was perhaps one of the most intimate xperiences I ve Runaway Wedding ever felt reading about someonelse 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 Wicked Loving Lies every page left me wanting to know read further I 100% recommend for a cathartic readingxperience Therapy is an ssential part of getting to the core roots of your problems and ssentially taking back your life I personally have never done group therapy but Christine Tate has hit your problems and ssentially taking back your life I personally have never done group therapy but Christine Tate has hit nail
ON THE HEAD HER EXPERIENCE WITH GROUP THERAPY AFTER the head Her xperience with group therapy after anorexia is uite an achievement Any one who has xperienced depression and suicidal thought can relate to this book I think the unconventional way that her therapist ran the group saved uite a few people I give this amazing book five stars Some of the stories and fears shared in this was great and it definitely had some LOL moments however there 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 unsafe boundaries I still appreciate this bookThanks to Netgalley the author and Avid Reader Press for an ARC in xchange for an honest reviewAvailable 10620 Oh wow Five stars all the way around I know that several
Reviews I Ve Read Are I ve read are on the thics 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 veryone 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 Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One every week at anxact 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 all use 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 us and our weird Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) emotional struggles and how important it is to be communicative and compassionate towards others So as uncomfortable 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 safenvironment And about the unorthodox prescriptions that helped these people have motional 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 bb 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 us the next day this is 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 Group was not a book for me I just could not connect with the information or One of People Magazine’s Ten Best Books of Fall 2020 “Hilarious and Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time 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 andmotionally 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 ating disorder under control Why then was she driving through Chicago fantasizing about.
Download Group AUTHOR Christie TateT like any I ve ver Forgetful of Their Sex 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 uncomfortable 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 Indorse anything that happens in this book But I can t deny the ffects on Tate The group insists on a complete
lack of privacy as well as a lack of confidentiality and wowof privacy as well as a lack of confidentiality and
WOW I BRISTLE READING THAT ANDI bristle reading that and 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 xperience 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 F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby 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 anvent or isn t fully honest with themselves or has neglected to understand the repercussions of their actions Tate sure seems to see Walled (The Line, 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 Just what the doctor ordered to forget about the pandemic and nolectricity what s better than reading about someone Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany else s crazy messed up life Lots of humor and misery kept mengaged until the very last page Full review to come on Book Nation by Jen Book will be available in October I love reading about other people s therapy so was fascinated by this account of unconventional group therapy and its life changing conseuences Giveaway WinI want to start this review off by saying that I don t think traditional forms of therapy are for veryone 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 lse 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 lse 1 taking time away a day or twofrom veryone 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 Tempting Fate enjoyed the author Christie Tate s journey Group therapy takes alot of courage and I know that I could not handle it Christie gives us brutally honest look at her journey from a group therapy non believer to a group therapy lifer It isn t a linear path Christie has lots of ups and downs and at various times she wants to uit but she sticks it outInter 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 feel uncomfortable 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 ating sex addiction or cheating may be triggering for you than maybe tread lightly or avoid this book completely Because of those reasons I won t give a recommendation for this book but I think this book is a really good book that could be helpful for some peopl. 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 to understand 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 xhilarating painful and hilarious journey that is group therapy an under xplored process that breaks you down and then reassembles you so that all the pieces finally .