Behavior: Keeping the Adult in Control

Too many people look upon themselves as helpless children

Despite its fluffy title, I'm OK -- You're OK was one of the more persuasive pop psychology works to come out of California during the 1960s. Author Thomas A. Harris managed the intellectual feat of combining the conventional sunlit optimism of the period with a few of the darker strains of Freudian and Christian thinking. The result: a surprising, 15 million-copy best seller.

A publishing success of that scope calls for a sequel, and after 16 years, Harris, 75, and his wife of 28 years, Journalist and Lecturer Amy Bjork Harris, 56, are now out with OK II under the slightly...

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