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Crazy Like Us

Author : Ethan Watters
ISBN : 9781849019125
Genre : Psychology
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It is well known that US culture is a dominant force and its exportation of everything from movies to junk food is a world-wide phenomenon. But it is possible that its most troubling export has yet to be accounted for? In Crazy Like Us, Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of US culture has been the bulldozing of the human psyche itself: it is in the process of homogenizing the way the world goes mad. America has been the world leader in generating new mental health treatments and modern theories of the human psyche. It exports psychopharmaceuticals packaged with the certainty that its biomedical knowledge will relieve the suffering and stigma of mental illness. It categorises disorders, thereby defining mental illness and health, and then parades these seemingly scientific certainties in front of the world. The outcome of these efforts is just now coming to light: It turns out that the US has not only been changing the way the world talks about and treats mental illness -- it has been changing the mental illnesses themselves. For millennia, local beliefs in different cultures have shaped the experience of mental illness into endless varieties. Crazy Like Us documents how American interventions have discounted and worked to change those indigenous beliefs, often at a dizzying rate. Over the last decades, mental illnesses popularized in America have been spreading across the globe with the speed of contagious diseases. Watters travels from China to Tanzania to bring home the unsettling conclusion that the virus is the US. As Americanized ways of treating mental illnesses are introduced it is in fact spreading the diseases. In post-tsunami Sri Lanka, Watters reports on the Western trauma counselors who, in their rush to help, inadvertently trampled local expressions of grief, suffering, and healing. In Hong Kong, he retraces the last steps of the teenager whose death sparked an epidemic of the American version of anorexia nervosa. Watters reveals the truth about a multi-million-dollar campaign by one of the world's biggest drug companies to change the Japanese experience of depression -- literally marketing the disease along with the drug. But this book is not just about the damage the US has caused abroad he also examines how US culture constantly shapes and sometimes creates the mental illnesses of our time. By setting aside its role as the world's therapist, the US may come to accept that it has as much to learn from other cultures' beliefs about the mind as it has to teach.
Category: Psychology

Crazy Like Us

Author : Ethan Watters
ISBN : 3871592226
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Crazy Like Us Book

Author : Scott J. Haschke
ISBN : 9781770678170
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Crazy Like Us is an epic love story between an older woman and younger man. It's not your typical romance, but something different and unexpected. They overcome obstacles put in their path on their way to happiness. She's terminally ill and has multiple personalities. Her main alter doesn't make it easy, but their love is stronger than anyone realizes. Welcome to part one of a two part amazing journey.
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Crazy Like Me

Author : Jerome A. Kessler, M.d.
ISBN : 9780595423989
Genre : Fiction
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Jerome A. Kessler, M.D., graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1980, completed residency training in North Dakota, and then started a private practice in 1986. He spent 19 years taking care of patients in Sidney, Montana, a town of 5000 people, before taking a medical retirement in 2005. He is one of only a few physicians to be board-certified in three specialties: Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Geriatrics. He is a devoted husband and father. He loved his patients as much as any patient can, but had to leave medicine before it drove him completely crazy. This is a short novel that portrays the personal and professional life of a retired small town doctor, and includes his struggles with Bipolar Disorder.
Category: Fiction

Crazy Like Me

Author : Erin Lee
ISBN : 9780991562282
Genre : Fiction
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Take a few unhappy couples. Add broken hearts, anger, envy, betrayal, and hope. Stir continuously for 50-minutes. Simmer and repeat. Soon, lives collide in yet another of Dr. Katherine Murphy's group therapy sessions. Who will bubble over this week? Might it even be Murphy, who struggles with her own relationship demons? Sometimes it's not about a happy ending; it's all about the crazy journey.
Category: Fiction

Crazy Rich Asians

Author : Kevin Kwan
ISBN : 9783036994093
Genre : Fiction
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Als Rachel ihren Partner Nick zu einer Hochzeit in dessen Heimatstadt Singapur begleitet, ahnt sie nicht, was sie dort erwartet. Nick, so stellt sie plötzlich fest, stammt aus einer der reichsten Familien Asiens. Konfrontiert mit schrägen Verwandten, listigen Nebenbuhlerinnen und einem Lebensstil, den man eher Königen zuschreiben würde, stellt sich bald die Frage, wie rein Liebe in einer Welt des Glamours und des grenzenlosen Reichtums sein kann. Crazy Rich Asians wurde zu einem weltweiten Hype, stand in den USA monatelang in den Top Ten der New York TimesBestsellerliste und wurde als Crazy Rich erfolgreich fürs Kino verfilmt. Eine unterhaltsame Liebesgeschichte vor einem einzigartigen Hintergrund! »Diese 48-Karat-Strandlektüre macht verrückt viel Spaß.« Entertainment Weekly »Voyeurismus der ausgelassensten Sorte: ein Blick in die sonst hermetisch abgeriegelte Welt der asiatischen Superreichen.« Süddeutsche Zeitung »Die Blockbuster-Strandlektüre dieses Sommers.« The Guardian »Ein Bestsellerroman, der auch noch erfolgreich verfilmt wurde.« The New York Times »Singapur von seiner reichsten und funkelndsten Seite.« O, The Oprah Magazine »Es ist unmöglich, sich nicht in diesen Roman über das Leben einer riesigen Wichtigtuerfamilie hineinziehen zu lassen.« Glamour
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Furcht

Author : Bob Woodward
ISBN : 9783644002739
Genre : Political Science
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Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.
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Living Crazy Like Fly

Author : Caryn Suarez
ISBN : 9780595007769
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a story of a poor little rich girl growing up in Warsaw, Indiana on beautiful Chapman Lake. She came from an affluent home and suffered severe child abuse at the hands of her parents for 18 years, as did her other 5 siblings. This story is dedicated as a thank you for her zany friends, her inspirational teachers and her old lost love. It is an inspirational story of survival of some horrifying life experiences. It has been written as both a thank you to those who helped me through a rough time and also as an inspiration for others going through similar experiences to find hope and help in their situations. Part of the profit that I am making from this story is being donated to the "Children's Home Society" who house and feed battered and foster children taken from domestic abuse situations. I am hoping with all of my heart that my story will at least be able to be inspirational to someone else and also perhaps raise some money for my own personal cause of abuse awareness and to help those trying to help others.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gr Er Als Das Amt

Author : James Comey
ISBN : 9783426454220
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Die Erinnerungen von Ex-FBI-Chef James B. Comey sind aktuell, brisant und spannend wie ein Krimi. 2017 von Präsident Trump gefeuert, schreibt Comey einen fesselnden Insider-Bericht über politische Machenschaften und das von Donald Trump korrumpierte System. Ein Sachbuch wie ein Kriminalroman der Extraklasse: James Comeys brisante Erinnerungen an die vergangenen 20 Jahre im Zentrum der Macht zeigen ihn als unbeugsamen Ermittler, der gegen die Mafia, gegen CIA-Folter und NSA-Überwachung, und zuletzt im Wahlkampf 2016 gegen Hillary Clintons Umgang mit dienstlichen Emails und Donald Trumps Russland-Verbindungen vorgegangen ist. Der Weg des parteilosen New Yorker Vorzeigejuristen gleicht einer politischen Achterbahnfahrt: stellvertretender Justizminister unter George W. Bush, zum FBI-Direktor ernannt von Barack Obama und gefeuert von Donald Trump wegen angeblicher Illoyalität. Sein Buch ist ein eindrückliches Lehrstück über den aufrechten Gang in einer verantwortungslosen Regierung.
Category: Biography & Autobiography