Corrupting the Young: and Other Stories of a Family Therapist.

Tesse and Moshe Lang
(Heinemann, $8.95)

Bridging the gap between reality and fiction is this interesting compilation of stories.

The couple are psychologists and therapists who decided to retell some of their experiences for lay people.

The book is a collection of anecdotes –

For instance, one story deals with a teenager whose parents felt she was uncommunicative and withdrawn. In a family session, she started to voice her complaints, particularly her intense dislike of the Sunday drive to the country.

Further digging found that the father would rather play golf and the mother would rather stay at home and garden.

For years, the family had been doing something they didn’t like, keeping their complaints to themselves rather than hurt the others

Reviewed by Leonie Lamont

Lamont, L. (1986). Corrupting the Young and Other Stories of a Family Therapist. The West Australian.

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