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Playing It by Heart: Taking Care of Yourself No Matter What

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Publisher Comments:

"Beattie understands being overboard, which helps her throw best-selling lifelines to those still adrift."

----TIME

Since the publication of Melody Beattie's groundbreaking book, Codependent No More, millions of people have confronted the demons of codependency. And yet, many in recovery find themselves slipping back into the old ways that brought them such grief.

In her newest book, Beattie helps readers understand what drives them back into the grasp of controlling behavior and victimhood--and what it takes to pull themselves out, to return to the healing, faith, and maturity that comes with a commitment to recovery.

Personal essays, inspiring anecdotes, and prescriptive reminders show readers how to stop acting out their painful obsessions. Marked by compassion and keen insight, Playing It by Heart explores the author's most intense personal lessons and shows readers that, despite setbacks, recovery is a lifelong opportunity for spiritual growth.

In her many best-selling books, including Stop Being Mean to Yourself, Codependent No More, and The Language of Letting Go, Melody Beattie draws on the wisdom of Twelve Step healing, Christianity, and Eastern religions.

 

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The resources here will guide you along a pathway of self-assessment, discovery, and fulfillment.<P>Using stories from her own life, Melody Beattie shows readers by example how to find the middle ground between the relationship polarities of either being afraid to trust or being totally enmeshed with a loved one. This book is marked by the understanding tone and wise insight for which Beattie is known.

About the Author

Beattie was a struggling single parent of two children, freelance author, and journalist cranking out stories for a small-town daily newspaper in 1986 when she came up with a book idea. She wanted to write a book about what happens to people when they love someone who is addicted to alcohol and other drugs. "There were many books out there about how to help an addict or alcoholic. Nobody was talking about how an addict impacts the lives of the people around him or her, and how crazy you can become when you love someone who is addicted," Beattie said. "Even though I was sober, I didn't know how crazy I could get until it happened to me." Twenty publishers turned down Beattie's book proposal. "It's a good idea, but we don't think there's that many codependents out there," they wrote back. Hazelden, however, a treatment center and recovery publisher based in Minnesota, saw a need for the book. The publisher understood how families of alcoholics suffer and believed Beattie's book idea would help people. Beattie marched to the welfare department, asked for enough financial help to make it through the three months it would take her to write the book, then locked herself in a basement office and cranked out Codependent No More. Codependent No More has now sold 3.5 million copies. Beattie has since written nine more books, five for major publishing houses on the east and west coasts. She relocated from Minnesota to California, and she has long-since paid back the welfare department. Beattie has appeared in the pages of Newsweek and People and has been a regular guest on Geraldo and Oprah. Playing It By Heart is Beattie's first original book for Hazelden since 1990; the book is a return to her recovery roots that first brought her national recognition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568383385
Other:
Beattie, Melody
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
Author:
Beattie, Melody
Location:
Center City, Minn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Recovery
Subject:
Heart
Subject:
Codependency
Subject:
Self-actualization
Subject:
Codependents
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Codependents -- Religious life.
Subject:
Codependency -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Self Help-Codependency and Love Addiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
Nr. 8
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.38 in

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"Synopsis" by , The resources here will guide you along a pathway of self-assessment, discovery, and fulfillment.<P>Using stories from her own life, Melody Beattie shows readers by example how to find the middle ground between the relationship polarities of either being afraid to trust or being totally enmeshed with a loved one. This book is marked by the understanding tone and wise insight for which Beattie is known.
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