Fisheye: A Candid Close-Up of the Narcissist’s Bait-and-Switch Con
Recognize narcissism BEFORE getting conned
The sting of being duped by a narcissist is devastating regardless of economic status. This candid memoir shines an urgently-needed spotlight on the narcissist’s con-game habit of using human emotions as collateral.
The book starts by sharing details of author Trish Thorpe's indulgent Hollywood childhood. Her parents, and everyone else in the moneyed world they live in, are thoroughly absorbed with their own narcissistic fantasies, oblivious to Trish and her siblings lurching their way through adolescence and early adulthood on their own.
As Trish's life stumbles into adulthood, she unwittingly duplicates an eerily familiar adult family life and finds herself incarcerated by money once again. Forced to make a ‘Sophie’s Choice’ decision, she emancipates herself from her adult family. It’s not until she loses everything in the Great Recession and experiences the solitude of homelessness that she's able to put together the narcissism puzzle pieces that have handcuffed her life.
Now more than ever, recognizing and prevailing over malignant narcissism is essential. 'Fisheye' deftly illuminates the subject with heartfelt storytelling, humor, and a happy ending.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Sibling Support: 15 Practical Tips for Parents and Caregivers
There is perhaps no group in our society who is impacted more and recognized less than the siblings of disabled people.
It's time to highlight their needs. This handbook does just that. Updated annually, it provides parents and caregivers with insight and practical strategies for supporting the siblings of special-needs children.
By collaborating with a professional psychologist, the author was able to leverage the insight she learned from years of counseling about her lifelong relationship with her own Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) brother. The success of the collaboration is evident here - you'll find a non-clinical yet spot-on understanding of special-needs sibling dynamics.
Short and to the point, the book starts by explaining the term "glass children" (i.e., the neurotypical, "see-through" child in the sibling relationship). Next you'll find step-by-step suggestions (15 tips) for helping ASD siblings deal with day-to-day challenges such as understanding lopsided household rules, feeling loved and respected as an individual outside of their role as an ASD sibling, and comprehending the unique advantages of living in a special-needs family. This is an important resource for anyone wanting to understand and support ASD siblings.
(This handbook was updated in 2016 to include DSM-5 information.)
"Lucky Dog: Life with a Wild, Lovable Labrador
A funny, loving, true story about a hyperactive puppy who never grew up.
If you've ever read the book or seen the movie about a lovable, incorrigible yellow Lab, you have an accurate visual of the "Lucky" dog described in this story. Lucky's triple-espresso exuberance, enormous size, and lust for life are just like the movie dog, but the difference here is that instead of a two-parent household, Lucky's family consists of one parent and one eight-year-old boy. The descriptions of a single Mom trying to cope with Lucky's daily misadventures along with the never-ending challenges of single parenting are laugh-out-loud funny.
Only once in a lifetime do we get to meet a dog with this kind of hyper joie-de-vivre and sweet disposition all rolled into one. This heartwarming book is a treat for all animal lovers.
Pink Tea Leaves: Collected Insights from a Breast Cancer Odyssey
Written by Trish Thorpe and told by Hillary Reed
The perfect combination of reality, levity, and helpful information.
This book provides an up close and personal view of the breast cancer journey. It's full of the type of candid information that women often share over a cup of coffee or tea. You'll find yourself immersed in inner thoughts and experiences that can only come from someone who has lived through the breast cancer experience.