At last, a book about personal growth that is written by an Australian expert, not an American, and is free of jargon and full of exercises designed to change habits of thinking and behaviour. Ferguson is especially good on the need to stop blaming parents for our failings. Caroline Baum is the editor of Good Reading magazine, Sunday Life, Sydney Morning Herald, September 1, 2002. www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au
Life Works, Amanda Ferguson (Harper Collins). A great resource for understanding why relationships unfold the way they do, this book is especially useful when you’re stuck in a rut or at a point of change. Ferguson shares psychological insights with frankness and warmth, offering practical advice on recognising problems, processing issues and discovering patterns you’ve developed in how you relate to others. The focus is on reclaiming your relationship with yourself first and foremost.