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The Hole (book)

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A modern fable by psychologist Bruce Derman Phd

This is a fable that deals with man's greatest fear that in the end he is empty and nothing. Making peace with this threat is the only way for one to be their true nature with no illusions.   About the Author Bruce Derman, Ph.D. is a licensed … see full wiki

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A Well Structured Lesson on Life!

  • Dec 24, 2010
This book is a modern day fable written by a psychologist to teach the reader the importance of being one with yourself and not needing the acceptance of others to lead the life you enjoy. Dirk and Dawn are a couple that seem to lead the perfect life. They both have high paying jobs, they entertain friends regularly, wear the best clothes and have an expensively furnished house. As the fable goes along we wonder if their lives are so "perfect." When a mysterious hole appears in their living room floor, their whole world seems to come apart.

One can wonder why a hole could cause so much turmoil but as the two obsess over the hole and try fruitlessly to fix it, they get more dismayed emotionally and incredibly stressed. All attempts to fix the hole from hiring contractors to just covering it up are futile and in fact, the hole continues to grow.

One day a strange little man appears who seems to know their issue and claims to be able to solve their problems. Dirk and Dawn are desperate and let the little man do his thing. However, to get to the solution will definately take them out of their comfort zone and make them realize that all they thought about the world was shallow and not really correct.

This is a very quick and fun read and I greatly enjoyed it. Thank you Mr. Derman for sending me a copy of your wonderful book!

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January 29, 2011
Sounds like quite a strange yet profound read. Excellent writing, Michael!
January 29, 2011
February 10, 2011
Welcome. :)
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