Alice Miller has received countless letters from readers all over the world. "From Rage to Courage", assembles the most recent, illuminating the issues and consequences of childhood abuse. Whether exploring the connection between repressed anger and physical illnesses, or the reasons why many survivors of abuse turn to drugs or crime, Miller's answers are sensitive, honest and supported by decades of experience. Unafraid of controversy, she discusses much-debated theories such as the impact of religious belief on the cultural traditions of child abuse. A practical guide to Miller's therapeutic concept, this work affirms the healing and liberating power of retrieved emotions.