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The Damsel in Dis-Stress

The Damsel in Dis-Stress

Coping with Emotional Co-Dependency Personal Dis-Order

by Gem Collie

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The Damsel in Distress by Gem C. Collie is an unparalleled attempt at understanding the self, the surrounding people, relationships and the culture that she comes from, from a psychological perspective. Rendering the life story of the author, this book explores the world of the African diaspora and the challanges they face. The coming-of-age account of a young girl in Jamaica who travels to America only to return to her native place is filled with innumerable twists and turns, forcing her to evolve amidst a broken family and community, creating an inordinate impact on her personality. The book not only probes into her life, psychology and being but also the people around her.

The author calls this book "greedy", one that has caused her to lose friends. She calls it "selfish" and yet regards it as a healer. This book has been an attempt at soul-searching, at healing oneself and highlighting the defects in the way most families and communities live in the present times. The Damsel in distress, waiting to be rescued and loved, is only left broken and abandoned by everybody that comes along in her life, including her parents, who too are a product of the same broken culture. This unique account of the author's life intertwined with the theoretical wisdom of the school of psychology will compel you to think about the self, relationships and society only to drive you to make this world a better place to live.


ISBN-13: 9781087903330
Publisher: Gembouks Press LLC
Publication Date: July 31, 2021
Pages: 384

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