||Dr. Lazare presents a unique, lively, and thought-provoking study of the subject of apology. In an especially readable style, the author explains how the power of apology can heal us, free us from guilt, and bring about reconciliation. Using examples from history and personal relations, the author distinguishes between public and private apologies, explaining why it is so important that we apologize and why we find it so hard to do so. He clearly reveals the ways in which some apologies are successful and some are not. In exploring the deepest recesses of the human heart, Dr. Lazare helps us understand that we can free ourselves of shame and humiliation through the simple act of a true apology.