Stories that the writer hadn’t had a chance to, but wanted to tell her daughter
- Book Intro
A psychiatrist who has treated more than 200,000 patients for forty years Self-care psychology delivered to a daughter who wants to take control of her own life “Go on your way. That’s all you need. Don’t be swayed by work and the people just passing through your life.” Psychology Letter to My Daughter is a book with thirty-seven nuggets of wisdom from a psychiatrist who has soothed broken hearts for forty years to her loving daughter. When her daughter finds a job and tells her she is marrying her boyfriend in the US where she studies, the author realizes that over the years there had been many stories she had shared with her patients but not with her dearest daughter. In this book, the author lovingly puts together some chosen insights from her professional experience as a psychiatrist, lessons she had learned as a working mother for forty years, and the stories she wants to share with her daughter as a mother. The advice in this book does not stop at giving out lifeless advice based on book knowledge, nor does it rest on pure experience without analysis or solutions. Instead, the book presents a new perspective about work, love, and relationships that women have to go through by intersecting theory and reality. It speaks of the attitudes to the life one should hold to be independent and healthy with self-love, unswerving in the face of adversity: “Be a bad daughter,” “No one asks you to be a superwoman,” “What happens when you don’t look after yourself,” “Nietzsche’s questions you have to remember when you date a man,” “If you are anxious now, that proves you’re doing well,” “Take some time off for yourself, and many problems in your life will be solved,” “Live as a firm individualist, not a lame egoist.” This new edition is revised and enlarged from Psychology Letter to My Daughter, published in 2013, selling over 100,000 readers and becoming a #1 non-fiction bestseller in Korea.
- About the Author
The director of Yihan Clinic, a psychoanalyst and child psychiatrist. Dr. Han studied and obtained her Ph.D. at the Korea University College of Medicine and worked for Seoul National Hospital (currently National Center for Medical Health) for more than two decades. She was a visiting scholar at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in California, the U.S., and the director of the Korean Association of Psychoanalysis (KAPA). She has taught at the Korea University College of Medicine and the Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine as an adjunct professor. She is the author of It’s time to embrace me. She is a psychoanalyst who has treated more than 200,000 patients over forty years and is also a mother with a daughter. She strives to treat anyone who needs care, from newborn babies to 85-year-old men, and has observed and treated a variety of psychological problems that can occur over a lifetime.
- Bestseller Rank
"# 1 bestseller in non-fiction for a consecutive 12 weeks, Kyobo Books # 1 bestseller in non-fiction, Aladdin, Yes24.com, Interpark "