Here's why I love this book. It's brilliant in it's simplicity and conciseness. Tom Jordan slices to the heart of the dilemma I believe we all face from time to time in our modern world. And that is that we feel cut off from the rest of the world, leading to introspective confidence issues. Tom's book, brilliantly narrated by Damien Brunetto, reminds us that we are not alone in these feelings, and by doing so alleviates this fear. The book uses humor to enlighten and soothe our inner psyche, and sets out a very clear path, step by step, to move you forward on your goal of becoming a self fulfilled individual.
When I requested a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, the title is what caught my attention.
The title however, didn't have my son as enthusiastic to listen as we played it during a car ride 😅.
I am living in a hormonal teenage HELL with my 16 year old.
He is in the (no longer a boy but not quite a man stage) and that has caused a rough patch for both of us.
With his self-esteem issues and my self doubt about the direction needed to help it's been hard.
No matter the situation.. I think anyone can find some useful information in this book.
The narrator had a pleasant voice as well, which added to the listening experience.
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I have degrees in sociology and psychology, and am a funeral director. So, I try to find books that help my families in some small way, maybe just by some helpful tips, or exercises they might do, but really anything to help them through their loss. IO have been on a wining streak lately, and this book is just another tool in my kit that I will now be helping people who have suffered a loss and have no sense of self worth anymore. This happens to a lot of people, they get so tied up in their partner that they lose their own sense of value when they are gone.
I like how the book is set up into exercises that you can skip to, but seriously, the book is just over a half hour long, why skip anything? Each exercise is meant to bolster a sense of self, self worth, and have it be recognized. I see some real value in the information provided, and understand how it will help someone who doesn't value theirself as much as they should.
Brunetto does a fine job narrating, and is very pleasant to listen to, personally, I find that he was an excellent fit with the material. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.
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I got this ARC via audiobook boom and this is my own review. This set of thoughts was interesting in that if you felt you were a loser you might gain some insight to change your thinking. The narration was good. I am not sure if I related to the thoughts but some might.
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I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This is a short and simple book with a very clear message. Even though it is titled 'Self-Esteem for Losers', it will convince you that you are not a loser, and will help you focus on the little things that make you great.
The length is quite short, 41 minutes, but the message that Tom Jordan wants to transmit is clear. He uses a simple but very illustrative language, making this an entertaining listen.
At some point the book will lead you to different chapters depending on the answer to a question, but I recommend to avoid skipping content, since the material is so condensed that missing something is just not worth it.
Damien Brunetto delivered a perfect narration for this book, being expressive and very clear in his speech. The audio production was also great, and I am surprised that this is his only title on Audible. I am looking forward to other books narrated by him.
This was a short and simple book, but I will definitely recommend it. It is true that it just reminds us of the little things, but I think we often need to be reminded about those. It is really easy to lose our way nowadays, and this little book can assist us with it.
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Self-Esteem for Losers
By Jordan, Tom Narrated by: Damien Brunetto
I got this because the title made me laugh and I had to hear this book, but after listening to it, I decided to keep this one in my library to listen to again and again. I love how the author writes in the first person point of view, and makes it feel like we’re actually in a conversation, and a fun one at that. The topics are straight and to the point. I love how there is absolutely no part that is overwritten or too wordy. It’s short enough to listen to during a daily commute or short road trip. The narrator did a great job too. Overall, I rate this book with 5 Boundless stars. I loved it!
If you are indeed at such a low point in self esteem then this book is for you.
Probably needs to be followed up by more in-depth book after this is mastered.
What did you love best about Self-Esteem for Losers?
I liked how the emphasis is not on changing yourself, but being honest with yourself. The author's ideas are doable for everyone, not too lofty.
What did you like best about this story?
There are a few easy exercises to encourage looking at the things you do in a better light and in a different way than you have been. The exercises have you look at your strengths and weaknesses, honestly, to yourself.
What does Damien Brunetto bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The narrator's voice is soothing, yet upbeat to match the book.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The author's anecdote about having his child sit on the floor was funny and memorable.
Any additional comments?
I found this book to be a good road map to self-esteem. It's not too long, the text is snappy and helpful.
In spite of the title, there's something for everyone in the book, and you don't need to invest much time to reap some reward.
Self confidence has not been a problem of mine for some time, but was for a while when a youth. I don't know how and when I really made the transition, but working in a customer facing position for 17 years undoubtedly helped solidify things. In spite of this, there is always room for improvement. I muscled through this story a bit as there were some sections which I felt irrelevant to me personally, yet I felt like I should go through the whole thing anyway as it may offer something I didn't expect.
Damien Brunetto really puts on an effort in this case and makes the work shine. His enthusiasm for the project is obvious.
The story is split into a few sections, matching different personalities, and does a nice job of offering insight for those who don't have a self-esteem problem, so you can accentuate your strengths.
Even if you don't make great strides from any single action or book, any movement forward is in the right direction, and Rome wasn't built in a day.
Tom's excellent personality shines through in this book, and I look forward to anything else he either publishes or narrates.
I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
I read Self Esteem for Losers years ago when it first came to print and was overjoyed to see it come to Audible! It was just enjoyable as the first time I read it, and I really enjoy the audio format too.
I’ve taken to playing it while I sleep so that message hits my subconscious. Since then I’m happy to say that I feel DISTINCTLY like less of a Loser. I got a raise at work, started dating a celebrity, and my cats now fight viciously over who gets my attention!
The narration was great – and the book is a wonderful, humorous stint into the world of Self Help. Thoroughly recommended.
Tom Jordan's honest advice provided a solid start for me to pursue a life of honesty with myself. His book was easy and fun to listen to and yet really helpful for it's relatively short length. I especially liked the part about the cruel inner critic and how to defeat her! The narration was smooth, and perfect for this book.