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   Posted 7/24/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been dealing with a lot of depression and other things. Someone asked me to read a book, The Road Less Traveled - by M. Scott Peck. Its making me think a lot about my life and feel its helping me a little. Has anyone read this book and did it help them? He has a lot of books that seems could help.

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   Posted 7/24/2007 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   

I have read the book, although it was ten years ago and I don't remember the details.  I just remember it made me very, very angry, especially at his treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  I seem to recall he felt we could help ourselves?  But at any rate, what I think doesn't matter.  If it's helping you then I say go for it, and happy reading!  Depression is so hard to conquer, use whatever means you have at your disposal that make sense to you and for you.  I wish you strength.

P.S.  If you ever want to read a book that's purely fun and very funny, try anything by Dave Barry.  His books have absolutely nothing to do with depression (in fact, they don't have much to do with anything) but I find them hilarious, and that helps sometimes, too.

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   Posted 7/24/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi 27 Roses

I too believe I read that book a long time ago but I don't do real well with self help books because I have taken so many courses about increasing your self esteem and worth that I just get confused.

I hope this book is helpful for you as I believe many of the books are helpful.

I wish you peace and keep posting.


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   Posted 7/25/2007 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I just reserved that book online..hopefully I can get it soon and read it!

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