Rating: 1/2 out of 5
You're wondering why I haven't read a book for over a month aren't you? Well in addition to going on holiday and being ultra busy, I landed myself a very boring book.
This is the last time I judge a book by its best seller ranking. It was at the very top of the table so I downloaded it without listening to an extract of the audiobook or reading reviews. A huge waste of my audible credits.
What's wrong with the book:
1. The author narrated his own book and he has the most awful monotonous voice.
2. The book is about dealing with anger and emotions and hence managing yourself and others better. I didn't realise this was a major problem. Are there really so many people failing to manage their emotions that they need a how-to manual for this basic function?
Overall, don't waste your time. I'll try to read a little more next month...
Unfortunately, I can't agree with your conclusion about Dr Steve Peters book. You might have enjoyed it more if you read a hard copy because it is structured excellently and includes lots of useful diagrams to help explain his point. There is a reason it is ranked so highly and that is because it has helped thousands, if not more, people to understand and act differently to their emotions. You seemed surprised that so many people struggle to deal with their emotions, but in The Chimp Paradox, Dr Steve Peters explains why. It is because one's Chimp is stronger than their human side of the their brain so without understanding, there is little chance of success in managing one's emotions. One more thing- You say you didn't realize that dealing with emotions was such a major problem, but you only have to look outside or on the news to observe the countless situations involving people being consumed by unhelpful emotion which then dictates their actions which can then be chaotic or psychotic.
29/10/2012 09:05:38 pm
I respect your view. An audiobook can take away from a book with diagrams. I also realise that I probably read the book at the wrong time, I'm 'in a happy place' and my life is currently very stable. I would have responded differently if I was at a low point. Thanks for your comment.
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
Time allowing, I love to read. If I read anything interesting, I will blog about it here.