Honest, clear, brilliant … Cloé Madanes tells her own story, and, in the process, explains how a psychotherapist is born, develops and contributes. She weaves a tapestry of her personal history, her social context and the politics of the time. The book is a gift to all who hope to understand the role of the past in who we become. Not By Accident reflects Madanes’ conviction that free will and a system that follows its own rules exist simultaneously, and that the human spirit has the capacity to triumph in the face of all kinds of adversity. This conviction is central to Madanes’ account of her own life journey. In Not By Accident, she shows us how her therapy strategies evolved from her unshakeable belief in the power of people to drive each other sane and the power of words to change the world. The book is a no-nonsense exploration of the hard truth about how Madanes went about constructing her own life. She captures contradiction, paradox and the complexity of the human experience in ways that will resonate with her readers’ own experiences and life stories.
Not By Accident is available in paperback on Amazon.