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Book Club for Mental-Health Professionals

Dear Fellow clinicians,

It feels good to share that the 4th meeting of our book club for mental health professionals was another fun experience. And why won’t it be when the book being discussed was “The courage to be disliked: The Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to change your life and achieve real happiness”?


The audio book sounds very much like a play because of its provocative language and the excellent reading by the 3 actors -- the angry young client, the calm philosopher/counselor, and the narrator.

Several fellow clinicians had a lot to say about how the dramatic dialogues could be invalidating but it was also understood that the authors are using that to make or emphasize their points. Personally, many of my clients have said that the book really helped them get a perspective on their life, and it certainly carves a path to move forward albeit not an easy one, for those feeling stuck in their lives.


There’s no way we could have finished discussing it in one session so in our next meeting on April 9 at 4.30pm, we’ll continue with the same book, “The courage to be disliked”. Please RSVP at for the zoom link.


As most of us need more than a month to read a book, we have selected our next book – “Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up” by Harriet Lerner, which will be discussed in our future meeting sometime in May-June.

Best Regards,


Dr. Anita Mukherjee

Friday, April 9, 2021, 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM
Please RSVP at for the zoom link.

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Anita Mukherjee, Ed.D.
Book Club Coordinator
408-646-8411 (p)
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