BOOK REVIEWS
HOME

 

ARTICLES INDEX
CASES
IN THE NEWS
BOOK REVIEWS
WHO WE ARE
SERVICES
LINKS
CONTACT US
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WORK ABUSE: HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND SURVIVE IT is a 400 page, 160,000 word handbook by Judith Wyatt and Chauncey Hare, ISBN 0-87047-110-4 (cloth), ISBN 0-87047-109-0 (paperback) that describes the individual and organizational sources of work abuse. Using a growth-track recovery model, it presents step-by-step instructions that will help a person recover from bullying, scapegoating, downsizing or other work abuse trauma, and safely reenter the workplace. The manual is intended primarily for work-abused individuals and their counselors, but it is informative for managers and union leaders who are responsible for work systems.

SURPRISE REVIEW BY THE GROUP PUBLISHER, AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION, Ronald E. Keener writing in the Chicago Business Ledger: "Ever so often along comes a book that isn't on the best-seller list, doesn't have a Madison Avenue publisher, but pulls no punches on its topic---it tells the truth. Here is another one: Work Abuse: How to Recognize and Surivive It. . . . If the book seems a bit over the edge, it is not. It merely attempts to see the workplace as most people see it, but can't put it into words that anyone will listen to without calling you a wimp, complainer, malcontent, or worse. . . Each of us has experiences like are portrayed in this book. And it is not hard to come to the conclusion that America's workforce is in one large denial."

ORDERING INFORMATION--The book can be best be ordered from the publisher by calling (in the USA) 802-767-3630.

OTHER RECOMMENDED BOOKS

WORK ABUSE: HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND SURVIVE IT contains an extensive bibliography of very important books that are not repeated in this list.

NARCISSISTIC PROCESS AND CORPORATE DECAY by Howard Schwartz, New York University Press 1992. This book is a must for understanding how and why managers and corporations are becoming more narcissistic and abusive. It is an amazingly truthful book...a rarity and a must read.

THE VOICE OF SHAME: SILENCE AND CONNECTION IN PSYCHOTHERAPY. Robert Lee and Gordon Wheeler editors. Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Series. This book contains the article "Shame and the Making of a Social Class System" by Philip Lichtenberg. Reading this article is a necessity for understanding how and why working people surrender their power to leaders who don't deserve it. This is another must read.