Reading List


This reading list is not comprehensive nor is it meant as a substitute for help. It does represents some of the books that I have liked over the years.

Some are real oldies - yet stand the test of time!


Alcohol Related Disorders:    

  • Lifework: A Workbook for Adult Children of Alcoholics (Coleman and Donley, 1992)

Anxiety Related Disorders:

  • The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook: Fourth Edition (Bourne, 2005)
  • Be Happy Without Being Perfect (Domar and Kelly, 2008)
  • Freedom From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty (Grayson, 2003)
  • Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents (Eisen and Engler, 2006)

Parenting Issues:                    

  • The New Strong Willed Child: Birth Through Adolescence (Dobson, 2004)
  • How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk (Faber & Mazlish, 2012)*
  • How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk (Faber & Mazlish, 2010)
  • Raising Your Spirited Child (Kurcinka, 2006)
  • The Blessings of a B Minus (Mogel, 2011)
  • The Blessings of a Skinned Knee (Mogel, 2008)
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Schafer, 2009)
  • Breaking the Good Mom Myth (Schafer,2006)
  • Honey I Wrecked the Kids (Schafer, 2013 )
  • Why Do They Act That Way? Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen (Walsh, 2004)

Personality Disorders:

  • Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grownup's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents (Brown, 2001)                                     
  • Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder (Mason and Kreger, 1998)
  • Relationship Issues:                                
  • Obsessive Love: When It Hurts Too Much to Let Go (Forward and Buck, 1991)
  • How Can I Forgive You: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To (Spring, 2004)
  • Other:                                
  • An Adult Child's Guide To What's "Normal" (Friel and Friel, 1990) 
  • The Unteethered Soul (Singer, 2007)        

*Read anything by them their books stand up. Simple and straight forward!