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Supernormal : childhood adversity and the amazing untold story of resilience / Meg Jay, PhD.

Jay, Meg, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781455559152
  • ISBN: 1455559156
  • Physical Description: xii, 387 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Twelve, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-382).
Contents: Supernormal -- Origin story -- Secret -- Fight -- Flight -- Vigilance -- Superhuman -- Orphan -- Mask -- Alien -- Antihero -- Reboot -- Kryptonite -- Secret society -- Cape -- Avenger -- The power of love -- Never-ending.
Summary, etc.: "Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75% of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them. Drawing on nearly two decades of work with clients and students, Jay tells the tale of ordinary people made extraordinary by these all-too-common experiences, everyday superheroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students and readers. She gives a voice to the supernormals among us as they reveal not only "How do they do it?" but also "How does it feel?"" - From book jacket.
Subject: Resilience (Personality trait) > Case studies.
Resilience (Personality trait) in children > Case studies.
Adjustment (Psychology) > Case studies.

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