Random House Australia 2002 (Revised and expanded) First published 1991
An international best-seller, this book allows us to understand our relationships with others through a deepened and more self-accepting relationship with ourselves. Six years in the writing, this highly researched yet supremely accessible book was Stephanie Dowrick’ s first major best-seller. It has sold more than 100,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand alone and is a classic in its field. It is of profound help to people undergoing what is perhaps an essential crisis of self-awareness, or those who want to understand what intimacy asks of them, as well as how it can most reliably support and reward them. Widely translated.
“Offers penetrating insights into some of the most basic paradoxes of human relationships” The Guardian (UK)
“Intelligent, eloquent and wise” Metro (NZ)
“A book of tremendous depth and power” Maxine McKew, The Bulletin (Australia)