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One of the best new books of January 2021 - BBC Science Focus Magazine, The Washington Post, CNN Underscored, Shape, Behavioral Scientist, Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly starred reviews

Turn your inner voice from critic to coach.

We all have a voice in our head. We tune into its endless chatter to look for guidance, ideas and wisdom. Except sometimes, this voice leads us down a rabbit hole of negative self-talk and endless rumination.

These silent conversations are so powerful they can sink our mood, trip us up and even impact our health. How can we take back control? This is the question award-winning psychologist Ethan Kross set out to answer 20 years ago when he began an audacious mission - to study the conversations we have with ourselves.

In Chatter, Kross interweaves cutting-edge science with real-world case studies to explain how these inner conversations shape our work and relationships. Then he reveals the tools you need to harness your own voice so that you can be happier, healthier and more productive.

Brilliantly argued and expertly researched, Chatter will explain how the conversations we have with ourselves shape our lives and will give you the power to change them.

©2021 Ethan Kross (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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"This book is going to fundamentally change some of the most important conversations in your life-the ones you have with yourself." (Adam Grant, best-selling author of Give and Take)

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Rubbish

If you want to lose a few hours of your life then buy this rambling nonsense

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Very good narrator

it's concise and practical, I didn't find it padded like other reviews. in fact I thought the opposite. the author resisted the temptations to make it overly scholarly or overly simplistic. Goldilocks.

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very sharp and comprehensive

one of the best self help books I have read. many practical insights with concrete implementation skills.

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Background Knowledge Mostly

More about case studies with only a small section on how to implement techniques. Interesting eye opener into 'chatter', but not really a book that gives clear direction.

I expected more help I guess.

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Excellent!

Every now and then you read a book that fits the time you live in. This is it!

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Very insightful

Some good new insights, very good read, timely with some of the negative effects of the Covid lockdown, highly recommended!

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A great book .

A great book full of interesting ideas and information. Thought provoking and very informative. Covering an abundant amountwith useful tools.

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Top Shelf Resource

As my title suggests, this one of those books you will keep returning to for reference.