|AUTHOR:||Bruce Derman, Ph. D.|
Dr. Dermon gives the reader twelve months of therapy in less than 100 pages in The Hole. This modern day fable takes the reader through steps to take in overcoming and dealing with emptiness in their life. If the information and advice had been presented in a purely textual or academic form, it would have been very boring – and probably not read. By presenting it as a fable, Dr. Dermon has managed to convey sound therapeutic advice in an interesting and easily digestible format.
The Hole is a fable about a perfect couple – Dirk and Dawn – who have perfect jobs, live in a perfect house, and have a perfect life. This perfectness is interrupted one day when they discover a small hole in the floor of the house. The story tells of their sometime humorous ways of dealing with this hole and the advice they were given by a wise man.
This book can be enjoyed by those who are actually dealing with emptiness in their life as well as those who “have no problems”.
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