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Author Foo, Stephanie, author.

Title What my bones know : a memoir of healing from complex trauma / Stephanie Foo.

Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Group, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - New Materials  616.8521 FOO    DUE 07-13-22
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - New Materials  92 BIOGRAPHY FOO    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - New Materials  B FOO    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult New Materials  616.8521 FOO    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - New Materials  NEW BIOGRAPHY FOO    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - New Materials  BIOGRAPHY FOO, STEPHANIE    DUE 07-12-22
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  616.85 FOO NEWBKS    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials  BIO FOO    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  B FOO, STEPHANIE    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Acquisitions    On Order

Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 329 pages ; 25 cm
Summary "A searing memoir of reckoning and healing from an acclaimed journalist and former This American Life producer investigating the little-understood science behind Complex PTSD and how it has shaped her life. By age thirty, Stephanie Foo was successful on paper: She had her dream job as a radio producer at This American Life and had won an Emmy. But behind her office door she was having panic attacks and sobbing at her desk. After years of questioning what was wrong with her, she was diagnosed with Complex PTSD-a condition that occurs when trauma happens continuously, over the course of years. Both of Stephanie's parents had abandoned her as a teenager after years of physical and verbal abuse and neglect. She thought she'd overcome her trauma, but her diagnosis illuminated the ways in which her past continued to threaten her health, her relationships, and her career. Finding few resources to help her heal, Stephanie set out to map her experience onto the scarce scientific research on C-PTSD. In this deeply personal and thoroughly researched account, Stephanie interviews scientists and psychologists and tries a variety of innovative therapies with the determination and curiosity of an award-winning journalist. She returns to her hometown of San Jose, California, to investigate the effects of immigrant trauma on a community, she uncovers family secrets in the country of her birth, Malaysia, and learns how trauma can be inherited through generations. Ultimately, she discovers that you don't move on from trauma-but you can learn to move with it, with grace and joy. Powerful, enlightening, and clarifying, What My Bones Know is a brave narrative that reckons with the hold of the past over the present, the mind over the body-and one woman's ability to reclaim agency from her trauma"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-329).
Subject Foo, Stephanie -- Mental health.
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Patients.
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Patients -- Biography.
Mind and body.
Mental health. (OCoLC)fst01016339
Mind and body. (OCoLC)fst01021997
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Patients. (OCoLC)fst01072768
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Other Form: Online version: Foo, Stephanie. First edition. What my bones know New York : Ballantine Group, [2022] 9780593238110 (DLC) 2021042025
ISBN 9780593238103 (hardcover)
0593238109 (hardcover)
9780593238110 (ebook)
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