Published: Picador, 12/24/2012
So far, this little guide has been a refreshing exercise in how to advise, minus the preaching. I've never read an advice book in which the barrier between subject and author is so removed, but Perry is the first to admit to her own faults and bad habits. A psychologist with a sense of humor? A forthright example of how one fails, and then how one subsequently succeeds? It's all here, in a few well-chosen words that combine prose, exercises, references to other useful literature, and more.Heck, Perry even wrote a graphic novel (2010's Couch Fiction) to debunk certain myths about what it's like to see a psychologist, and I'm already chomping at the bit to read it. It's so lacking in judgment that I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop, and desperately hoping it won't.