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    DescriptionKiera Van Gelder's first suicide attempt at the age of twelve marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships-all of which eventually led to doctors' belated diagnosis of borderline personality disorder twenty years later. The Buddha and the Borderline is a window into this mysterious and debilitating condition, an unblinking portrayal of one woman's fight against the emotional devastation of borderline personality disorder. This haunting, intimate memoir chronicles both the devastating period that led to Kiera's eventual diagnosis and her inspirational recovery through therapy, Buddhist spirituality, and a few online dates gone wrong. Kiera's story sheds light on the private struggle to transform suffering into compassion for herself and others, and is essential reading for all seeking to understand what it truly means to recover and reclaim the desire to live.


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    Title
    The Buddha and the Borderline
    Subtitle
    My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kiera Van Gelder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781572247109
    ISBN 10: 157224710X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: VFJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/MENTAL
    B&T Approval Code: A37384000
    BISAC V2.8: SEL020000
    B&T Approval Code: A10254000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC22: 616.85/852
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: RC569.5.B67 V36 2010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616.85852092
    Thema V1.0: DNBA, VFJ
    Edition statement
    Original
    Publisher
    New Harbinger Publications
    Imprint name
    New Harbinger Publications
    Publication date
    01 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oakland, CA
    Author Information
    Kiera Van Gelder, MFA, is an artist, educator, and writer diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. An international speaker and advocate, she is featured in the documentary Back from the Edge: Living With and Recovering From Borderline Personality Disorder. She currently lives in Massachusetts at a Buddhist meditation center.
    Review quote
    The Buddha and the Borderline is a cross between Girl, Interrupted and Bridget Jones's Diary.While reading it, I found myself admiring Kiera's talent for vividly describing borderline hopelessness and pain while keeping me laughing with her tales of life as a 'lonely and increasingly horny receptionist.' While this book has something for everyone, Kiera's detailed account of how she recovered from this deadly disorder will be enormously inspiring to people with borderline personality disorder and their family members. -- Randi Kreger, author of Stop Walking on Eggshells Out of a profoundly painful experience, Kiera Van Gelder has written a brave and hopeful book exploring her recovery from borderline personality disorder. Kiera's story will undoubtedly touch countless lives and be a source of inspiration to those who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, their families, and the mental health professionals who play a crucial role in the complex nexus of education, treatment, and support. The Buddha and the Borderline is a compelling and invaluable narrative for anyone wanting to learn more about the difficult, yet ultimately rewarding, process of recovery. -- Amanda L. Smith, Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Association