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Standing on My Brother's Shoulders by Tara J Lal

Standing on My Brother’s Shoulders

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Standing on My Brother's Shoulders by Tara J Lal
Sep 15, 2015 | 224 Pages
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‘This is, without question, the most beautifully written, sensitive, balanced account of grieving that I have ever read. This book is going to be an absolute “must read”.’
– Patrick Casement, psychoanalyst and award-winning author of On Learning from the Patient and Learning from Our Mistakes
‘A deeply affecting memoir. Tara’s courageous book tracks the nature and processes of destruction, and more than this, the crucial reconstructions that can follow.’
Alex Garland, bestselling author of The Beach
‘When she was young, Tara suffered two terribly cruel losses in quick succession. The compounded grief could have left her emotionally wiped out for life, but instead she learned from it in a most profound and moving way. She is now one of the bravest people I know, a woman of great competence working as a firefighter. She is an emotional and a physical warrior. She knows vulnerability well, but has learned how to live beyond loss, to make a meaningful life. Her story will stay with you and inspire you for ever.’
– Dr Margo Orum, psychologist and author 
‘Tara’s inspiring story takes therapy and moves it into real life. Her resilience comes from tenacity, intelligence and openness to
new experiences. She persisted with study, work and relationships, using her courage and adaptiveness to create a life worthy of her and the people she loves.’
– Tony Merritt, clinical psychologist
‘This is the honest and at times raw telling of the story of a strong but vulnerable firefighter as she struggles with, and is transformed by, the legacy of grief associated with the childhood loss of loved ones. Those on a similar journey will find guidance, inspiration and reassurance in this open, heartfelt book.’
– Susan Burton, psychologist
‘I loved this book. So many times it expresses fears and doubts that we all have, in a succinct and yet profound manner. Tara’s gift is to involve readers so completely in her journey that they, as I did, see the parallels in their own lives. I found it truly inspiring.’
– Clinton Batty, psychologist

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