The Dance of Anger

Version: Abridged
Author: Harriet Lerner
Narrator: Harriet Lerner
Genres: Self Development, Relationships, Health & Wellness, Marriage & Family
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: May 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Of all the books that have been written about the personal relationships of women and what to do about them, this is the most sound. It contains an inspirational message for all women, regardless of their age, background, or life experience. Like a family heirloom, it can be passed from generation to generation, as it is based on profound and lasting truths. --Peggy Papp, M.S.W., The Ackerman Institute for Family TherapyThe Perennial Audio Bestseller from Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

"Anger is a signal and one worth listening to" writes Dr. Harriet Lerner, in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions. While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless.

In this vivid, engaging and eminently wise work, Dr. Lerner teaches women to identify the true sources of anger and to use anger as a powerful vehicle for creating meaningful and lasting change. The challenge of anger is at the heart of our struggle with intimacy, self-esteem, and joy. The Dance of Anger has inspired more "You changed my life" stories from both women and men than perhaps any other bestseller on the American scene today.

Reviews (7)

Written by Taryn Ponsky on June 15th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book is fantastic for everyone to hear. We can all do better in our relationships and understanding our reactions. That is shy I wish this book wasn't only written for women. Men can also benefit from reading this book.

Written by Amber Sobrio-Ritter on April 21st, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Changed my life. I recommend it to everyone I know.

Written by Karina Mangano on September 12th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book to come back to. Can listen to the chapters separately or all in order.

Just "OK" keep looking

Written by Anonymous from Huntington Beach, CA on December 4th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

It was ok.I would of liked steps on how to help my own problems versus hearing about other people's issue's

Dance of Anger

Written by Anonymous from Cameron Park, CA on November 23rd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Some really good information. Agree with another reviewer that said the reader's voice is a little irritating after a while. Overall I really liked the book.

God awful

Written by Pauline from Corona, CA on September 2nd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This was the most excruciating hour of my life having to listen to the hoarse voice. Maybe there were a few good points but I was too busy tuning out her annoying voice. Then I had to stop before I started pulling my own hair.

Dance of Anger

Written by Anonymous on May 9th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Good information, but the reader did not sound very enthusiastic about the subject matter. This was my first "self help" title rented, so not sure if all readers in this genre sound so dry. I bought the book years ago, but never finished it. The info on the CDs was interesting enought that I would read parts from the book now, when I need more info to help me.

Author Details

Author Details

Lerner, Harriet

"Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is one of our nation?s most respected voices on the psychology of women and the process of change in families. A clinical psychologist at the Menninger Clinic for over two decades, she is the author of many books including The New York Times bestseller, The Dance of Anger, Women in Therapy and The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life. A prolific scholar, renowned lecturer, consultant and psychotherapist, Lerner was the advice columnist for New Women magazine for more than a decade. She is also an award-winning children?s book writer."