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The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us about Loss, Love, and

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: October 2011

Duration: 10 hours 3 minutes


Child psychiatrist Dr. Bruce Perry tells the stories of children who have endured unimaginable horror and shares his innovative methods for helping to ease their pain in this deeply informed and moving account.


  • Kallie Royal

    Wonderful book! I am a social worker and, unfortunately, the damage and trauma described are very real. He does a great job telling the story and then explaining the science in a way most can understand!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Michael K

    One of the best books I've ever read, Dr. Perry is amazing! I learned so much about children and myself as well.

  • Adam Black

    Great book had to read it for college and this helped me maximize my time. It's a eye opener

  • Amy Wood

    A fascinating read of how the brain develops and the impact of trauma can have on the brain in the first few years of life. Dr. Perry does an excellent job of explaining how the brain works and is easy to follow. The work he's done is inspiring and critical to fostering loving, caring communities.

  • Samantha Pinder

    a great book, but you need to have some sort of understanding of the brain before reading in order to get the most out of it.

  • Matthew Bennett

    Bruce Perry does a great job giving a scientific (not self help) description of trauma through his amazing work with children and families. If you are learning about your own or love one's trauma or if you are a therapist this is a must read.