Dr. Gabor Maté
Book Recommendations

  • The Drama of the Gifted Child

    The Drama of the Gifted Child

    The Drama of the Gifted Child

    Alice Miller,Ruth Ward
    Family & Relationships
    4.05 (21,387)

    The bestselling book on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and painwhy are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? this wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer--and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." alice miller writes, "when i used the word 'gifted'

    Dr. Gabor Maté

    It was the first book to help me understand where all of [my rages] came from. So, that was, for me, as for many other people, a seminal read.

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  • Waking the Tiger

    Waking the Tiger

    Waking the Tiger

    Ann Frederick,Peter A. Levine
    4.11 (5,508)

    Waking the tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. it views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. it asks and answers an intriguing question: why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? by understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed.waking the tiger normalizes the symptoms of trauma and the steps needed to heal them. people are often traumatized by seemingly ordinary experiences. the reader is taken on

    Dr. Gabor Maté

    you have to reconnect with the body. There are various body therapies. [Waking the Tiger is about] somatic experience, as his method is called, which he developed. It’s brilliant.

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  • The Scourge of the Swastika
    Dr. Gabor Maté

    So, why people suffer and why people make other people suffer, and what is the origin of that has been a motivating question in my life. So, that is why that book was so important to me.

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  • Don Quixote

    Don Quixote

    Don Quixote

    John Rutherford,Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    3.88 (234,521)

    Don quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. in the company of his faithful squire, sancho panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. while quixote's fancy often leads him astray—he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants—sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together, and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years.with its experimental form and literary playfulness, don quixote has been generally

    Dr. Gabor Maté

    the book is both poignant and very funny

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  • Winnie-the-Pooh
    Dr. Gabor Maté

    ..that was one of the seminal books of my childhood. It's one of the funniest books ever written and one of the wisest as well.

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