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Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie
Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie by Gail Saltz 0767922743 9780767922746
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Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie by Gail Saltz

What do these people have in common? The traveling businessman who brings prostitutes back to his hotel room The wealthy woman who is arrested for shoplifting The seemingly happily married man who cruises gay clubs They are alldespite differences in degree, gender, and ageliving a double life, one of our most deeply ingrained, but poorly understood psychological drives. Now, Dr. Gail Saltz steps into the breach to explore in detail and based on the latest researchour impulse to create and nurture alter egos. Saltz reveals how assuming a different identity can be healthy and tremendously liberating. For proof, we need look no further than the innumerable people who reinvent themselves by moving to the big city, or the countless pseudonymous bloggers. But, as she also makes clear, leading a secret life comes with potentially serious psychological risks. She shows that, in more extreme cases, leading a secret life can have devastating emotional, social and familial consequencesboth for the person leading the secret life, and for those close to him or her. The definitive popular work on how a secret life is formed, lived, justified, and exposed, SaltzsAnatomyincludes contemporary case studies and historical examples (Lindbergh, T. E. Lawrence, Tchaikovsky, et cetera) of people who have risked it all for a taste of forbidden fruit.

Author: Gail Saltz

Language: English

Edition: 1ST

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 224

Publisher: Broadway

Publication Date: 2006-04-11

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ISBN: 0767922743

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