TITLE/AUTHOR: What Happened to You? Oprah Winfrey & Bruce D Perry MD, PhD
PUBLISHER: Macmillan Audio
YEAR PUBLISHED: 2021
GENRE: Non Fiction / Health & Healing
FORMAT: audio download LENGTH: 8 hours 27 min.
SOURCE: library download
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: An interesting look at how our earliest experiences shape how we act and react to situations throughout our lives.
BRIEF REVIEW: Dr Bruce Perry is a trauma therapist and psychiatrist who explains in very understandable terms the medical model for addressing trauma, depression and anxiety disorders. Stories from trauma victims and how the affects of PTSD, lack of a maternal bond early in life, physical, sexual and emotional abuse impact victims in adulthood. These were just some of areas touched upon this book. Each of the stories evolve in a conversational style between Dr. Perry and Oprah which helps the reader to understand what the individuals had experienced and how their adult life behaviors took shape as a result.
I debated whether I wanted to listen to this book based on the heavy subject matter but, it was a good book overall and backed by scientific research. Definitely not for every reader but, I was happy that I decided to listen to it. The proceeds from sales of this book will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs in Mississippi.
RATING: 4/5 stars