How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with fundamental emotions and ideas. It is fascinating to listen to and easy to apply. Let it change and improve you. There's no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active, and happy life!
©1990 by Dorothy Carnegie Rivkin and Donna Dale Carnegie. All rights reserved; (P)1990 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
"How to stop worrying"
I really enjoyed listening to this book. Although set over seventy years ago, the philosophy is still relevant for today. In the book Dale relates many others' experiences and how they overcame their difficulties, very interesting and inspiring. It's hard to fully appreciate how lucky we are living in this age, until you hear what people only a few decades ago had to put up with!
Dale also quotes many of the big names of his time from psychology such as Carl Jung, ALfred Alder, and its interesting to hear how little our problems and solutions have changed over the years. A very enjoyable listen full of helpful, practical advice.
"Break the habit a life-saving course of action"
Taking worry by the shoulders and shaking it off yourself is liberating and allows you to get on with so much more that is important in life. Spending time in Dale Carneigie?s world you suddenly realise it can become your world too.It is important to say that Old Dale?s book does exactly what it says on the tin and really does work. It is a comfort read at a time when we all need a comfort read?but it also presents practical strategies and some sharp and universal observations that on reflection I have found to be true in the here and now.
Again,read from the point of view as a work of narrative fiction, this book also functions perfectly well and is hugely enjoyable. It presents as a work of early twentieth century Americana as much as the novels of Scott Fitzgerald or Upton Sinclair and presents a picture of American Society and in particular American corporate life that will be very familiar to anyone who has either worked with or visited the United States.
"very good book"
i am not what i consider a worrier but having heard the other book how to win friends and influence people i brought this book.
I am glad i did,it has some pearls of wisdom and in hindsight i do worry to some extent and have since stopped.
It is an interesting book and i recommend it.
"Classic and old fashioned"
Strange language is used in many different parts of this book and it is clearly written in another generation. This adds to the charm. The voice of the narrator is strangely soothing and easy to listen too, I enjoyed this immensely.
Many self-health books do not give practical advice about how to stop worrying. This is not one of them. "How To Stop Worrying and Start Living" has been a great comfort to me over the years. I first read the book nearly 10 years ago when I desperately needed help to cope with taking exams at school. It definitely helped me get through the exams and since then I have used the book to deal with all sorts of worries, from job interviews to bereavement to dealing with criticism from others.
One of the best aspects of the book is the huge number of true life stories of people who have dealt with all sorts of difficult situations, everything from low self-esteem to facing up to a terminal illness. Dale Carnegie doesn't berate the reader or speak down to them, but nor does he pander to their fears. He encourages you to look at your worry situation clearly and honestly and to take practical steps to resolve the issue or to learn to cope with it.
Is the tone of the book old-fashioned? Well, a bit. Obviously, it was written in the 1940s and so certain attitudes relate to that time period. For example, women were only starting to make their mark in the world of work, and the book reflects this. Nevertheless, I think most of the stories are timeless and are still useful and relevant today.
I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who is a worrier and / or going through a difficult time.
This is a wonderful book. It demonstrates the timelessness of "modern" anxieties and worries. People have been coming to terms with difficult, frightening and overwhelming feelings throughout history, and some of the situations experienced by people during the depression or the second world war gave me a real sense of perspective on my own worries. A great antidote for anxiety.
"HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING"
This book changed my life. This is how much I think of it. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, For something that was written decades ago it is full of common sense ideas. I listen to it regularly and each time it gives me a different outlook on problems. If you are suffering from worry, stress, anxieties I would highly recommend this book
"Good, but no classic"
I had previously read Dale Carnegie's immortal How To Win Friends and Influence People which is a five-star read/listen. This audio book, however, has less depth of conviction and feels more like a straightforward business enterprise, words churned out to cash in rather than words of real research and experience. If you've not already got How to Win Friends, go and buy that now. Instead of this. If you are a natural worrier and want coping mechanisms, then this book is probably for you, but it's not the brilliant piece of work that stands on its own in the way that How to Win Friends is.
I like Dale Carnegie and I like his style but this marathon is one of the best arguments for abridging the audio version of a book I have come across.
"Good work but outdated"
I used to love this book. Dale Carnegie did what he did really well, it's well read - yet there have been massive advance in psychological techniques to deal with worry. Some of them are in here and it's worth listening to plunder the quotes of ancient wisdom (and see where Alcoholics Anonymous nicked stuff from!). But if you really need some help, I'd look to current stuff.
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