Evelyn Sommers, Ph.D Psychologist
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I am the author of two books, The Tyranny of Niceness: Unmasking the Need for Approval, published by the Dundurn Group in 2005, and Voices From Within: Women Who Have Broken the Law, published by the University of Toronto Press in 1995.


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A common theme in these two very different books is the issue of silenced voices--the ways people become silenced and the impact of silencing.  In Voices From Within: Women Who Have Broken the Law, I present the stories of fourteen incarcerated women, thus providing a vehicle for these marginalized women to raise their voices.  In The Tyranny of Niceness: Unmasking the Need for Approval I offer a much broader view of silencing--as culturally fostered niceness.  Using real life observations and clinical examples, I present my analysis of the problem along with support and direction for finding and strengthening one's voice.

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