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Bad Childhood---Good Life: How to Blossom and Thrive in Spite of an Unhappy Childhood

Abridged Audiobook

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: January 2006

Duration: 3 hours 6 minutes


In her most important book yet, Dr. Laura Schlessinger shows men and women that they can have a Good Life no matter how Bad their Childhood was.

For each of us, there is a connection between our early family dynamics and experiences and our current attitudes and decisions. Many of the people Dr. Laura has helped did not realize how their histories impacted their adult lives, or how their choices in people, repetitive situations, and decisions -- even their emotional reactions -- were connected to those early negative experiences, playing a major role in their current unhappiness.

Dr. Laura will help you realize that no matter what circumstances you came from or currently live in, you are ultimately responsible for how you react to them. The acceptance of this basic truth is the source of your power to secure the Good Life you long for. In her signature straightforward style, with real-life examples, Dr. Laura shows you what you will gain by not being satisfied with an identity as a victim, or even as a survivor -- you should strive to be a victor!

In "Bad Childhood -- Good Life, Dr. Laura will guide you to accept the truth of the assaults on your psyche and soul, understand your unique coping style and how it impacts your daily thoughts and actions, and help you embrace a life of more peace and happiness.


  • Anonymous

    There just didn't seem to have any meat to the message. Felt like she kept repeating herself, just saying it in a different manner.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • patrick c

    I enjoy listening to doctor Laura, however this time I wasn't impressed. It seemed as if she was repeative with the message, no real guidance. Just seemed to be the same message given in different ways.. I have enjoyed some of her Other books, so this was definitely a bummer. It maybe because I'm use to being blown away and this was just to casual for her usual style I've become accustom to? Not sure ????

  • Dana Persia

    This book helped sooo much! I love Dr Laura and listen to her show on Sirius.

  • shawna vail

    I listen to Dr. Laura every day, but I couldn't get into this.

  • Anonymous

    I liked the book. I don't get to listen to Dr. Laura in our area, so her information was very new to me. Her reading style is slightly annoying and very fast, but well worth listening to a few times to get the message. My favorite part of her book is that she talks about how "not be a victim" and how to be in control of your behavior... no matter how bad your childhood may have been. To grow up and move on does not diminish your past experiences, it just allows you to become better for others in spite of your past. And that is a very important lesson for us all.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent! Also great wisdom to overcome any destructive relationship patterns and to succeed in life.

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Bad Childhood---Good Life: How to Blossom and Thrive in Spite of an Unhappy Childhood, Dr. Laura Schlessinger