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  • Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Ms Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. 'I was in "the void,"' she writes, 'a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.' Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finding your inner resilience and strength

  • By krider2010 on 09-05-17

Honest and generous sharing.

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-18

The story is heart warming and the sharing is honest. It is worth a read, however I struggled at times to connect with the examples and points being made. I still don't know if this was where i was or that the book didn't resonate.

  • Becoming Myself

  • A Psychiatrist's Memoir
  • By: Irvin Yalom
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In Becoming Myself, his long-awaited memoir, he turns his therapeutic eye on himself, delving into the relationships that shaped him and the groundbreaking work that made him famous. The first-generation child of immigrant Russian Jews, Yalom grew up in a lower-class neighbourhood in Washington, DC. Determined to escape its confines, he set his sights on becoming a doctor. An incredible ascent followed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Irvin.

  • By Roberto Miguel on 01-01-18

Insight into the human behind the therapist

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-18

It is easy to imagine who we should be and how we should be, it is even easier to project onto therapists, psychologists and coaches a sense of perfection. This was an invitation into key moments, that made Irvin who he was, with an understanding of who he became. One of my favorite memoir's.