Cesar let me know in a PM that Lloyd de Mause told him by email that swaddling was mentioned on pages 35 and 303 of The Biology of Love. False. And swaddling is not mentioned in the index of any book by Janov, although he would most certainly agree that it is a severe trauma. However, if I missed a mention of swaddling not listed in the index of a particular book, please let us know. I guess that book would be the one Cesar would want to start with.
Not all publishers maintain the taboo. Some do, but others are happy to publish candid autobiographies, and many have been published which tell the truth about childhood. Dave Pelzer wrote a series of books which provide a perfect example (five of them made it into the New York Times bestseller list). At the same time, very few autobiographies are anywhere near 500 pages, let alone 600 pages. If an author makes it into the bestsellers lists, publishers might consider a longer manuscript for the next book. I worked as an editorial assistant in a large publishing company when I first left college. With unknown authors they wanted to avoid the risk of unusually high production costs. Twice as much paper would be required for 600 pages than the average biography. Also, the editors preferred to deal with literary agents than with individual authors....written a 600 page autobiographical novel that I couldnt get published (in Dutch as well as in English). Most publishers I had contacted considered it well-written but the taboo of hating ones parents was too much for them. A few even said it was too thick.
P.S. I like the new forum name. A good choice.