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Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapists Memoir
Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapists Memoir Daniel Tomasulo 1555974996 9781555974992 A hilarious and perceptive examination of the mysteries of childhood and the perils of parenthood From August 1956 through April 1961 I controlled the traffic
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Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapists Memoir by Daniel Tomasulo

A hilarious and perceptive examination of the mysteries of childhood and the perils of parenthood From August 1956 through April 1961 I controlled the traffic and streetlights in New York City and northern New Jersey. It was a daunting task for a five-year-old, but by the summer of 56 I realized I had a responsibility I could not ignore. My identity and my mission were top secret. With the exception of terse, encrypted communications to the National Security Council and the CIA, I couldnt breathe a word. In this honest and witty debut, Daniel J. Tomasulo chronicles and confesses his childhood delusions, his particularly challenging experiences as a parent, and his life as a psychologist. His memories of being a kid--controlling streetlights, avoiding any foods with seeds lest he get pregnant, enduring his mothers cold love--are vivid, and his life as a parent is riddled with dilemmas. To start, he finds himself locked in a rubber-walled hospital room while his wife is in labor, and later he faces the necessity of giving mouth-to-mouth to his daughters suffocating Raggedy Ann doll. As a professional who specializes in the highly personal, he traces the unusual and illuminating connections between his own life and evocative scenes from the lives of his patients. With refreshing candor and laugh-out-loud humor, Tomasulo explores the elusive magic of childhood, the complications of parent-child relationships, and the lasting significance of the everyday.

Author: Daniel Tomasulo

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Publication Date: 2008-04-29

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