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With its 8-year-old lead character, bright and imaginative design, and never-lets-up plotting, this comedic relief is perfectly suited to kids' attention span. It's a shame that "Why Does He Do That?"
doesn't hold up to adult standards as well as most of the other comic books did. It could be a generational thing, and maybe 1977's Feminist Rallies is as clunky and leaden to older viewers as "Why Does He Do That?" is to most twenty- and thirty-somethings.
But author Lundy Bancroft seems to make some of the same mistakes here that he/she narrowly avoided in the original feminist uprising. Technology TRUMPs storytelling, plot TRUMPs character, and hollow exposition TRUMPs clever dialogue. There's little doubt that Bancroft and his/her team accomplished some amazing visual feats with this book, and there are a few sequences (the opening 10 pages, the OJ Simpson trial) in which that old feminists feel returns once again. Overall, kids will probably love this hilarious satire novel, but parents will be wishing it were over so that they can put the kids to bed and watch the classics again.
 

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Horrible book. Do not read this book!!

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READ or LISTEN to this book on Audible. I literally broke into tears. THIS. This was EVERYTHING I have been through for 12 years. Hell on earth, why I stayed, why I left, what we're still battling. It's sad that this even exists, but wish I had known sooner. Makes understanding that I'm really not crazy. It's jacked up and worse that my children are going through hell. ALL professionals ever dealing with domestic violence need to read this. 

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The book can be considered propaganda at best.
1. There is absolutly no mention of his education in this book, other than he has experience. I'm a vet tech, I work with animals everyday. The thought
of me writing a book about animals and claiming I'm an "expert" is ludicrous. Same thing applies here.
2. There is not one mention of solid research in this entire book. He does not cite anything besides his "experience"
3. He admits his program does not have a high success rate, instead of exploring other options he blames it on his clients.
4. He focuses much of the book on identifying potentially abusive behavior but provides very little information on how to overcome the behavior, except to leave which is mentioned several times over the book.
 

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There are painful ways of getting drawn in time and time again by a polished manipulator.
For example, if you lose your temper, rage, accuse and get involved in a drama scene, then it's only a
matter of time before you will feel guilty and ashamed of YOUR behavior and then off YOU go to apologize. Soon, you're building up for your next rage attack...and on and on it goes.
This books provides techniques to deal with the abusive personality in such a way that, guilt-free and proud of your own conduct, you can taking strong steps toward Freedom Street.
Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife
 

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Everyone in the world should read this book. If you are searching for the "why?" this book provides it. This book gives you the knowledge to heal. Healing feels amazing.

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I purchased this book for my (at the time) future girlfriend coming out of a string of abusive relationships, the last of which I was lucky enough to have intervened. Along with "It's My Life Now: Starting Over After Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence" the future object of my affections was able to learn a great deal about what truly happened and how to move forward in life. I recommend both titles as they ultimately helped her healing and allowed us to pursue a functioning and healthy relationship with one another. 

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I sent a copy of the chapter on types of abusers to a neighbor who had just separated from her husband. It looked to me as if both wife abuse and child abuse were likely. One of the types absolutely nailed her husband and when she told me, it was clear that she knew exactly how to handle him. This book puts power into the hands of the most powerless women. It should be owned by every married woman, just in case. 

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This book truly helped me get through one of the toughest times of my life, and as i still struggle with the after affects with having children I have to go get the other books. This book helped me understand so much and helped me become a stronger woman.

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I was drawn, as most women probably are, to the descriptions of the different types of abusers. My spouse was described in eye-opening detail, right down to quotations of the things he commonly said to me. The author provided great insight into the root of abusive behavior, how abusive men really view their partners. As an abused partner, this book gave me such clarity, and equipped me with the information I needed to make a truly informed decision about whether or not to stay with my abuser.  

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