Patricia Gosling writes prescription for societal problems in new book

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Author expounds upon definition of perverse society, how to confront it in ‘Fatal Flaws’

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As a concerned citizen of the United Kingdom, author and psychotherapist Patricia Gosling worries about the state of the country. The phone-hacking scandals in the newspaper industry and accusations of police corruption have Gosling wondering what will happen next.

Her new book, “Fatal Flaws: Notes from a Perverse Society” (published by Lulu), presents her thoughts on these and other societal problems and prescribes applicable solutions in a concise manner.

Gosling uses her professional experiences as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist to diagnose the problems she sees plaguing the U.K. She defines these issues as a result of a “perverse society,” meaning an associated lack of reality sense, denial of difference and erosion of proper boundaries.

The problems are a result of emotional immaturity, Gosling asserts, which can distort and undermine a person’s ability to face real-life issues if not addressed early on in one’s development. Gosling traces the origins of the “perverse society” and includes an explanation of how it began.

“Fatal Flaws” imagines a new perspective to help readers understand current conflicts in society. Through her book, Gosling hopes to bring a fresh perspective to these problems and inspire readers to act.

“Fatal Flaws”
By Patricia Gosling
Softcover | 6.13 x 9.21 in | ISBN 9781471078200

About the Author
Patricia Gosling is a retired psychoanalytical psychotherapist. Her background in medicine and experience caring for her family provided excellent training for her profession. She previously published “A Curious Eye” and “Loving & Loss.”

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