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Understand your self
Publication Information:
Madison, CT : Bick Pub. House, 2012.
Physical Description:
xvii, 158 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
The self -- The human brain's big mistake, the isolation of selves -- Relationships are your mirror -- Self and love, sex, marriage, and relationships -- Self and education, school, work, and money -- Self and parents, family, culture, country, world -- Self, society and authority -- Self and nature, animals, the earth -- Self and God, the universe, the unknown -- Self-discovery through talking and listening.


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Understand Your Self is a teen/young adult manual for the understanding of oneself. Self-knowledge is the basis for all food relationships, and the end of human loneliness. Learn to understand yourself on your own--not according to someone else's authority and rules. Self-understanding techniques help you to understand others and improve your relationships: lovers, friends, parents, community, the world.

Author Notes

Dale Carlson: Author of dozens of books for young adults, with 3 ALA Notable Book Awards, the Christopher Award, YALSA Best Picks, VOYA Honor Book, 3 New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, 2 Independent Press Medals, 4 ForeWord Best Books of the Year.

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Booklist Review

This self-help manual can best be described as a psychological survival guide for the stage of life that can often be the most confusing and challenging: the teenage years. Carlson, a seasoned author of young adult nonfiction, argues that there is no one magic key that unlocks a happy existence and that there is no self that one must find, as many other books in this genre claim. She encourages readers to consider the commonalities between all humans and also the special sets of inherited circumstances that are not only unique to each person but inescapable. Relinquishing fear and self-doubt and strengthening relationships are common themes. Carlson incorporates many philosophies, including Christianity, Buddhism, postmodernist thought, and hard science. Illustrations by Nicklaus tease out the most meaningful quotes from the text to bring abstractions into an understandable and visual format. A good starting place for practical and comprehensive tools in the counteracting of common teen problems, such as alienation and insecurity.--Anderson, Erin Copyright 2010 Booklist

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xii
Introductionp. xv
Chapter 1 The Selfp. 1
Chapter 2 The Human Brain's Big Mistake, The Isolation of Selvesp. 17
Chapter 3 Relationships Are Your Mirrorp. 31
Chapter 4 Self and Love, Sex, Marriage, and Relationshipsp. 49
Chapter 5 Self and Education, School, Work, and Moneyp. 67
Chapter 6 Self and Parents, Family, Culture, Country, Worldp. 81
Chapter 7 Self, Society and Authorityp. 93
Chapter 8 Self and Nature, Animals, The Earthp. 105
Chapter 9 Self and God, The Universe, The Unknownp. 113
Chapter 10 Self-Discovery through Talking and Listeningp. 135
Bibliography & Young Adult Reading Listp. 145
Web Sites Resourcesp. 151
Indexp. 152