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Reviews

Kirkus Review

Kirkus Review

“A perceptive, persuasive analysis of self-imposed suffering with a practical formula for relief and release The set up is entertaining the discussion is neither dry nor cut off from the heart
Readers' Favorite Review

Readers' Favorite Review

“Hartman speaks directly to the reader and often seems to be there in the room with you. He explains so much about how the mind can be affected by the pain and yearning of the past, and presents a means by which one can escape that hold and live more fully in the present. I was profoundly impacted by what I read within this book.”

by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

The Midwest Book Review

The Midwest Book Review

“With much wisdom and knowledge to be considered on the power of thought and finding that last bit we need to beat our fear, The Breakthrough is a strongly recommended addition to self-help and inspirational collections, highly recommended.”
IndieReader Review - The Breakthrough

IndieReader Review - The Breakthrough

“Dr. Hartman has created a self-help book unlike any other...the book is both a refreshing read and a surprisingly helpful guide to understanding how and why we experience anxiety, depression, and panic about our emotional states. By advocating an understanding and appreciation of our actual relationship to the universe (as opposed to a fanciful or childish holdover) we can begin to fully inhabit each moment of our lives. Using experimental font sizes, inventive dialogue in the format of a play, and carefully chosen anecdotes from his own life and experience, Hartman creates a memorable and helpful guide to reclaiming happiness and leaving behind nameless dread.”

~IndieReader.

Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite

“… amazingly smooth to read … wonderful scene titles and quotes … As complex as psychology is, the author has made it quite approachable to countless people – I would almost hope that this text becomes required reading for all teaching, nursing, political science, business, (in fact every subject) students, if not all high school students!”

Reviewed by Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers’ Favorite

“The Breakthrough in Two Acts, a remarkable evaluation, assessment, and practical revelation of human consciousness and our intimate connection with it, reads more like Fredric C. Hartman is a poet, not a doctor … That is the pleasure one feels while reading: not like he is listening to a lecture, but like he has wandered into a private conversation revealing the big secret behind our existence … the effect of Dr. Hartman’s book is to make one feel enlightened, and yes, a bit more light-hearted. But, in a most down-to-earth and useful way … Everyone needs to read this book. Everyone should read this book.”

Reviewed by Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers’ Favorite

“The Breakthrough in Two Acts written by clinical psychologist Fredric C. Hartman is a transformative piece of non-fiction … The tone is intelligent, but also so relatable that I feel even a pre-teen reader would be able to grasp parts of it. It’s definitely a book that would have interested me at a young age … I can easily say that The Breakthrough in Two Acts is an epiphany in written form … You need this book, and your sister, brother, cousin, father, and mother. The stranger you don’t know on the corner needs it. It’ll change you and give comfort in a way that you never would have thought possible.”