Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience

Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience

Meg Jay / Feb 16, 2020

Supernormal The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience Clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade Meg Jay takes us into the world of the supernormal those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity Whether it is the loss of a p

  • Title: Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience
  • Author: Meg Jay
  • ISBN: 9781455559152
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, Meg Jay takes us into the world of the supernormal those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity.Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce bullying alcoholism or drug abuse in the home mental illness in a parent or a sibling neglect emotional, physical or sexual abuse having a parClinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, Meg Jay takes us into the world of the supernormal those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity.Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce bullying alcoholism or drug abuse in the home mental illness in a parent or a sibling neglect emotional, physical or sexual abuse having a parent in jail or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75% of us experience adversity by the age of 20 But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them.Drawing on nearly two decades of work with clients and students, Jay tells the tale of ordinary people made extraordinary by these all too common experiences, everyday superheroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students and readers She gives a voice to the supernormals among us as they reveal not only How do they do it but also How does it feel These powerful stories, and those of public figures from Andre Agassi to Jay Z, will show supernormals they are not alone but are, in fact, 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.

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        She is an clinical assistant professor at the University of Virginia and maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia.Dr Jay s book, The Defining Decade, was a 2012 Slate Staff Pick and her 2013 TED talk Why 30 Is Not the New 20 has been viewed than 2 million times Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Forbes, Psychology Today, and NPR.Dr Jay earned a Ph.D in clinical psychology, and in gender studies, from the University of California, Berkeley.At Berkeley, Dr Jay was a research associate on the Mills Longitudinal Study, one of the longest running studies of female adult development in the world Her research on women, depression, and gender was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and was published in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and as the Symonds Prize article in Studies in Gender and Sexuality Her work on the assessment of depression has been published in Psychological Assessment.An award winning lecturer, Dr Jay served as adjunct faculty at Berkeley where she taught Clinical Psychology, Personality Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology of Gender Dr Jay currently supervises doctoral students in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia.Dr Jay has served as a fellow for the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Center for the Study of Sexual Cultures, and the Robert Stoller Foundation.Dr Jay earned a B.A with High Distinction in psychology from University of Virginia She spent her own early twentysomething years as an Outward Bound instructor.


    1. I pick up different books for different reasons. Some I choose because I'm ready to go on an extraordinary adventure. Others are chosen for as a way to escape into light, happy fun. Still others I choose with an eye towards learning, professionally or personally. This book about resilience was chosen with my "teacher brain" as a way to dig into psychological experiences my students may have, and tips to support them. Written by psychologist Meg Jay, this book relates stories and lessons from res [...]

    2. I was a giveaway winner of this book. "Supernormal" is from is written by clinical Psychologist, Meg Jay. She writes of clients who have survived their childhoods. She lists many subjects of what her clients have gone through to make them "supernormal" Some of her clients had abusive parents or siblings, others had parents who divorced and rarely saw the other parent, she writes of clients whose parents were drug addicts or were mentally ill and many other obstacles they faced in childhood and [...]

    3. Supernormal takes us on a journey through the lives of the authors patients. It shows us how many of the things we've gone through others have as well. It shows us that we aren't alone. It shows us we are resilient.

    4. With things like trigger warnings and safe spaces, one wonders if resilience is being pushed into the background these days, when it should always be in the foreground. It’s the resilient who survive all odds, not those who need super special care and attention due to past adversities. Author Meg Jay looks at resilient individuals in this book, and tries to enlighten readers as to why some can overcome bad childhoods, while others seem unable to do so. Why were some superkids, who did well in [...]

    5. SUPERNORMAL, The Untold Story of Resilience, by Meg Jay, Ph.D is a profound, insightful look inside all of us. I didn't expect this book to be the sort of book where I would find myself or members of my family. Possibly, neither will you. However, if you have had to have your guard up, have had to be brave, don't understand why you can't move forward in your life in certain areas, or are simply curious about human nature and why we do the things we do, read this magnificently researched, compass [...]

    6. A stunning view of how childhood adversity can lead to resilient people. Each day every person is fighting their own battle, but what we do with that and how we choose to live our life can impact our path. Meg Jay writes about those individuals who face abuse, neglect, and hardship throughout their childhoods and how they are the Supernormals. They wear capes, fight fights, or help avenge. They are compared to modern day superheros. Jam packed with theoretical and statistical background and supp [...]

    7. I found this book fascinating and informative. I lived with quite a bit of adversity growing up and saw a lot of myself in many of the references. I have some favorite takeaways from this book. One is, most people love to help others and receive more than they give from doing that. I actually used this yesterday to plead with a friend out of state to reach out for help because she'll make others feel better if they can help her :-) I also was so pleased to hear that repeating cycles of ones chil [...]

    8. I don’t know how to explain that I was really interested in this book and also really unimpressed by it at the same time. There was a lot of great information but something about the style was lacking. Especially considering how intriguing the subject matter was, I was surprised that I wasn’t more bowled over by the writing. I expected to be super engrossed in this book and recommending it to everyone I know and I do recommend it just because the information is really valuable to most people [...]

    9. I won this from a GoodReads giveaway."Supernormal" is written by clinical Psychologist, Meg Jay. She writes about clients and what they have gone through to make them "Supernormal". These clients have had some sort of trauma in their younger years, such as abusive parents, loss of a loved one.This book may help people who feel they can't get past certain things to move forward in life. It gives examples of strength and resilience.

    10. This book is a must read for anyone who works with kids. Or anyone who has a troubled background or knows someone with one. there is so much information to digest, I could only read one chapter at a time. I know it’s supposed to be heartwarming, these stories of triumph over adversity, but it really just made me sad because the struggle is hard and long for most kids coming from dysfunctional homes.

    11. Not my usual type of a book. I enjoy philosophy, but often find psychology cumbersome. I picked Jay’s book in hope of for better understanding of people, and, surprisingly, ended up with better understanding of myself. I liked the organization and titles of individual chapters: one could read them back and forth. Recommend the book to most anyone.

    12. A highly readable book on those who survived trauma in childhood—death or absence of a parent, abuse, divorce, ill sibling—and went on with life, beating the odds. That’s me. Often described as “old souls,” resilient individuals hide great pain and feel out of place and “supernormal.” Wonderful stories told in an engaging style.

    13. It's going to be awhile before I find the right words for what I think about "Supernormal." So much to digest. It's a little overwhelming to be thrown into the lives of the resilient kids and the adults they become, heartbreaking, and hopeful. So, for right now, I'm going with Wow.

    14. Very inspirational book. Some good logical thoughts on why children who face adversity in their younger years, sometimes turn out to be stronger and more successful adults.

    15. Meg Jay delivers a comprehensive overview of what it means to endure adversity in childhood. About 75% of us have experienced some childhood adversity including but not limited to: the death of a parent, alcoholism in the home, abuse, bullying, poverty, or traumatic event such as a kidnapping or natural disaster. Jay discusses the harmful effects of long term stress in childhood and shows how resilience can help those affected bounce back, stronger than ever, drawing strength from those experien [...]

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