Parnassus Books welcomes Kristin Maher author of The Awfulizer: Learning to Overcome the Shame Game.
In The Awfulizer, Kristin Maher gives shame a name and face, showing just how real and big it can be for children; how it keeps them feeling isolated and along, and makes them question their self-worth.
James’ life changes the day he meets The Awfulizer, a strange monster with a giant nose and breath that smells like pickles. The Awfulizer follows James everywhere he goes and reminds him of all the things he has done wrong. When James finally tells his parents, they help him understand that talking about his feelings gives him a super power.
Kristin Maher is an advocate, writer, and speaker on topics dealing with negative emotions. Being on the client side of therapy gave Maher tools for learning to regain control over negative emotions, which led her to write her first book. The Awfulizer teaches language and strategies for managing shame at its earliest stages.
Kristin Maher lives in Nashville with her husband Matt and their three children.