SUPERNORMAL by Meg Jay, PhD. is a revolutionary examination of those who have overcome childhood adversity to become “supernormal” adults.
Whether it is bullying; the loss of a parent to divorce or death; an alcoholic or mentally ill family member; domestic violence; neglect; or emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, early adversities are experienced by nearly 75% of us. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them.
Interweaving cutting-edge research and Jay’s work with clients and students over nearly two decades, SUPERNORMAL tells the tale of ordinary people made extraordinary by these all-too-common experiences, everyday superheros who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles in their way, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, activists, parents, teachers, students and readers. These powerful stories, along those of public figures from Andre Agassi to Jay Z, will show supernormals everywhere they are not alone but are in good company.
Marvelously researched and compassionately written, this exceptional book narrates the continuing saga that is resilience as it challenges us to consider whether–and how–the good wins out in the end.