Immigrant Book Critique

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This is a great book and fun to read, but I will approach this as an immigrant with a total different culture, and my experiences growing up. I think Miller did not consider some factors before emphasizing on narcissistic needs. Social economic status of parents can impact a child’s future or overall well-being. As a parent who is striving for end means and the survival of his or her family, will sometimes end up in the things the author has described. I came from a country where corporal punishment is acceptable; therefore, beating is a part of social norms to us. Our cultural belief plays another role in what we will grow up to become. Miller illustrates is based on what a perfect world should look like, but to face the reality, this life is like a roller coaster that is full of ups and downs. One thing that I observed about this book is that it is confusing and full of jargons, also, it is biased, in the sense that it is directed towards therapist, but not to audience who may be experiencing narcissistic disturbance or struggling to gain their true self. In addition, the book is not multicultural because as an immigrant to Canada, I do not see myself in this book, but I can see a little bit of my friend’s (the girl I met when I came to Canada) upbringing in it. Furthermore, in my …show more content…

This book has helped me in a sense that it brings my awareness to the things my future clients may be experiencing and how I can better support them. In addition, the use of Millers patient in this book makes it more interesting as it helps create a real life image of the things people suffering from narcissistic disturbance might be experiencing. Overall, good job, and I hope to use some of Miller’s recommendations in the second chapter on how to work with clients, and recommend this book to people whom I think might be useful

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