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The Disowned Self

Branden, Nathaniel

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ISBN 10: 0840212127 / ISBN 13: 9780840212122
Published by Nash, Los Angeles, 1971
Condition: NF Hardcover
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Green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front, in olive-green and white jacket, 8vo. 1st printing. Unpaginated preface + 256pp. Of special interest to Ayn Rand-related collectors/students. NF/VG. Light shelving soil to upper page edges, small figure "50" in pink to upper corner ffep, very mild toning to clean, unmarked pages. Jacket has mild abrasion to extreme upper spine end and tip of front corner, shallow 1 1/2" crease to upper corner front inner flap, longitudinal fold to publisher's tearout along rear inner flap (tearout still present with only uppermost singe perforation slit open). Book and jacket are otherwise fine. Jaxcket in Brodart. Neither ex-lib nor remainder. Bookseller Inventory # 010331

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Title: The Disowned Self

Publisher: Nash, Los Angeles

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:NF

Dust Jacket Condition: VG+

Edition: First Edition.

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In The Disowned Self, Nathaniel Branden (author of 'The Psychology of Self-Esteem' and 'Breaking Free') addresses himself to one of the most important problems of our age: the problem of self-alienation - a condition in which the individual is out of contact with his own needs, feelings, emotions, frustrations and longings, so that he is largely oblivious to his actual self, and his life is the reflection of an unreal self, of a role he has adopted. Mr. Branden explores the origins of this problem, its symptoms and consequences - and the means of its therapeutic correction. Moving back and forth between theoretical analysis and dramatic case histories, he illuminates a problem so frightening that many people's energies are drained in the effort to deny its existence. In providing solutions for this problem, Mr. Branden has developed a number of exciting and powerful therapeutic techniques which help the individual break through the barrier of emotional repression and bring to light denied and disowned thoughts, feelings and desires - the "disowned self" which lies beneath the mask presented to the world. The end result is to release not only buried problems, but also to release buried greatness - the unrealized potential for growth, achievement and fulfillment that most people have never discovered.

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