Synopses & Reviews
Miller incorporates psychohistorical analyses of Hitler, Stalin, and Ceausescu to reveal the links between the horrors of their childhoods and the horrors they inflicted on the world. She pleads for an awareness of societys role in child abuse and for recognition of the victim.
This is a beautiful, fierce, necessary book written by an emotionally intelligent lioness who continues her efforts to break through the wallone brick, one book at a time. I highly recommend it.”
Makes many provocative and persuasive points about the long-term effects of child abuse, the interdependence between society and child-rearing and, finally, the individuals need to confront memories, however painful.”
San Francisco Chronicle
The applicability of Millers conceptsespecially during these divisive timesis what makes her message so cogent for American audiences.”
A penetrating look at how to break the cycle of child abuse in todays world.”
New Age Journal
Miller charts valuable territory.”
South Bend Tribune
What Miller has to say is enlightening
This is not a book that can be read through once and put aside. The reader can return again and again as new truth is recognized.”
A moving argument for awareness and condemnation of child abuse."
Acclaimed psychotherapist Alice Milller continues her study of the roots and results of child abuse. Drawing on her own experience (and that of her patients), Dr. Miller describes the systematic way in which evidence of child abuse has been ignored, repressed, and ultimately dismissed as untrue by doctors, parents, and even the victims. She advocated getting access to and articulating loong-denied emotions so that healing may take place.
Announcing a new edition of Breaking Down the Wall of Silence from the world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller.
About the Author
Alice Miller has achieved worldwide recognition for her work on the causes and effects of childhood traumas. She is the author of many books, including The Truth Will Set You Free, Banished Knowledge, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware, and For Your Own Good. She lives in Switzerland.