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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Close Encounters with Addiction

January 6, 2009 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780676977417
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Description

In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours.

About this Author

A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, DR. GABOR MATÉ is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress, and Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need To Matter More Than Peers. His works have been published internationally in nearly thirty languages.

ISBN: 9780676977417
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 504
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Published: 2009-01-06

Reviews

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Winner of the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

"Enormously compelling . . . and Maté, as noted, is admirably, sometimes inexplicably, empathetic to all who cross his path." --Toronto Star

"A harrowingly honest, compassionate, sometimes angry look at addiction and the people whose lives have been disordered by it." --Ottawa Citizen

"An insightful, multilayered discussion of the nature of addiction generally, and our society's epidemic of addictions in particular." --The Globe and Mail   

"A nuanced and complex meditation on what opium-eaterThomasde Quincy called the 'abiding darkness'. . . . A powerful and compassionatework." --NOW

"Maté does a great service by forcing us to confront the us-and-them mentality that drives the get-tough responses to addiction. . . . I highly recommend Hungry Ghosts to everyone seeking insight into addiction." --The Vancouver Sun

"Excellent.... One of the book's strengths is Maté's detailed and compassionate characterization of the afflicted addicts he treats, but this is not just a memoir. Rather, using his own experience as well as the most advanced recent research, he attempts to delineate the closely interrelated psychological, social, and neurological dimensions of addiction. . . . A calm, unjudging, compassionate attentiveness to what is happening within." --The Walrus

"It's compulsively readable and packed with new scientific discoveries about addiction." --The Georgia Straight


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