Thou Shalt Not Be Aware (Meridian)

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By Douwe (Swellendam, South Africa) · ★★★★★ · October 10, 2012
Highly compelling reading, as with all her books. Her hypothesis that the Holocaust can be directly related to the way German children were brought up in the early 20th century is, I believe, not one to be taken lightly. The implications for our war-torn world are enormous, if we were but to take... ...more
By Cat (Calgary, AB, Canada) · ★★★★☆ · April 23, 2010
For issues of childhood trauma, there is no finer writer. ...more
By Soaringspirit (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · October 21, 2009
Read anything by Alice Miller ...more
By Alex (Oak Park, IL) · ★★★★☆ · October 05, 2014
Alice Miller is a must read psychoanalyst and author for anyone interested in sexual abuse, child development or parenting, among other things.


In this book, as evident in the title, she takes on the poisonous system in which children are manipulated into unknowing, surrounding current or past tra... ...more
By Missy (Enskede, 26, Sweden) · ★★★★☆ · February 25, 2014
Changed my life. In my top 10 non fictional books ...more
By Michelle (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 08, 2015
"It is not the psychologists but the literary writers who are ahead of their time." -Alice Miller

Enough said. ...more
By Kenneth (Silver Spring, MD) · ★★★★☆ · October 08, 2008
Another milestone on trauma research from this brillinat German Psychoanalyst (grew up in Nazi German) who looks at roots of traumatic child abuse, denial, and how this can contribute to the authority and power of totalitarian states. ...more
By Sue (The United Kingdom) · ★★★★★ · January 06, 2012
Alice Miller is one of the most insightful writers on children's experiences of abused childhoods. Anyone interested in children's rights should read this - I would make it compulsory reading for all trainee teachers. ...more
By Martin (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · November 02, 2009
Very Educational. I learned how to better equip kids for life in America in the 21st century ...more
By Thom (Phoenix, AZ) · ★★★☆☆ · July 22, 2008
usefulness of her premise wears a little thin with each book -- still, good information to have. ...more