Book review: Richard Hogan challenges us to change how we think and live more positively

The psychotherapist’s guide offers a guide to breaking free from family dysfunction

Richard Hogan: Shows us that the foundation of our happiness is our relationship with ourselves as well as others

When Richard Hogan was a teenager, his mother took him to a psychiatrist. Depressed and acting up, Hogan was struggling with the effects of his father’s addiction. The adolescent was ready to speak about this pain, but in the waiting room his mother leaned over to him and whispered: “Don’t tell him about Dad, because he knows him.”

That sentence crushed Hogan, making him feel like he was responsible for all the problems in his ...