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Empathy Deficit Disorder.

Empathy Deficit Disorder

Jacqueline Acho & Eva Basilion

Acho & Basilion Publisher

9781732436404, $12.95, PB, 242pp,

Synopsis: Our country is divided in so many ways, with a growing chasm between men and women as evidences by the #METOO and other movements. The nightly news is consistently discouraging. Emotional and physical toxicity is at an all-time high. We all feel it in some shape or form, and so many of us are struggling with how to keep our children protected from it all. The problem is we're suffering from an empathy deficit disorder.

But the really good news in "Empathy Deficit Disorder: Healing from Our Mix-ups About Work, Home, and Sex" by Jacqueline Acho and Eva Basilion is that there's a way out. That healing starts with re-examining our modern myths about how we work, what "quality time" at home really means, and why the age-old battle of the sexes persists. That we can't continue down the path of least resistance. That what we all need is to carve a new and better way for ourselves.

"Empathy Deficit Disorder" address such disturbingly common issues as: The fact that 70% of people say they are disengaged at work; The rise in anxiety and depression in children; The lack of women in leadership; as well as so many more headline-dominating crises!

The core and underlying issue is not about gender, it's about nurturing empathy in our children and ourselves so we can help shape and mold happier, healthier, more productive communities and societies. We can all start valuing caring (and especially parenting) in a way that helps us reprioritize how we spend our time, grow the superpower of affective empathy in children and adults, and heal our empathy deficit disorder.

Critique: Impressively well written, organized and presented, "Empathy Deficit Disorder: Healing from Our Mix-ups About Work, Home, and Sex" is a critically timely, thoughtful, and 'real world practical' study that is ideal for the non-specialist general readers seeking to improve the emotional and orderly quality of their lives with respect to dealing with the increasing levels of stress and anxiety that are imposed upon us in these troubled times. While highly recommended for both community and academic library Self-Help/Self-Improvement instructional reference collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Empathy Deficit Disorder" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $5.99).

Helen Dumont


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Title Annotation:Empathy Deficit Disorder: Healing from Our Mix-ups About Work, Home, and Sex
Author:Dumont, Helen
Publication:MBR Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jun 1, 2019
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