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Shook One

Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me
Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times best-selling author of Black Privilege and cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxiety to reach that elusive next level of success.

Fear is holding you back. It’s time to turn the tables and channel your fears to actually fuel your success.

Being 'shook' is more than a rap lyric for Charlamagne, it’s his mission to overcome. While it may seem like he is ahead of the game and should have nothing to worry about, he is still plagued by anxieties - fear of being weak; fear of being a bad dad; fear of being a worse husband; and, ultimately, fear of failure. Shook One chronicles his journey to beat back those fears and empowers you to no longer be held back from your potential.

Shook One details the ways anxiety has been a driving force in Charlamagne’s life since childhood. For many years, he stressed over what he thought were personal shortcomings: being unpopular in school, potential rejection by women, being ugly and, worst of all, falling into the life of stagnation or crime that caught up so many of his friends and family in his hometown of Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

Even after achieving national prominence as a radio personality, Charlamagne still found himself paralysed by thoughts that he wouldn’t be able to take his career to the next level. But now, in Shook One, he is working through these problems with help from mentors, guests on his show and therapy. He knows therapy and showing weakness are anxiety producing in the black community, but this is one of the reasons he wants to own his truth - to clear a path for others in hopes that they won’t feel shame while dealing openly with their mental health.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Charlamagne Tha God (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

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Racist

I love watching Charlamgnes interviews etc.

Bought the book but shocked its all about race colour all that.(Why?)

Terrible.

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Dope!

This book was dope. End of.
Really recommend it to those who see therapy as a black man as weak.

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Great Book

Good listen. Good take, my wife suffers from anxiety so i told her to have a listen too.

Good delivery, good pace. I really appreciate the openness from the author.

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love it from the start to finish great book, so

love it from the start to finish great book, and definitely recommend it.thank you C

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Throughly enjoyed

I throughly enjoyed this book, it was insightful, informative and entertaining, I highly recommend this book.

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Great advice from Tha God's personal experience

We can all benefit from greater mental strength.

Tha God relays his personal experience with mental disorders and offers cameos from experts with their medical opinion.

Creating a space for us to explore our mental health and strengthen it.

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The ongoing evolution of Charlemagne.

I’ve followed Charlemagne for a while and he’s constantly learning and sharing his experiences and it’s great to read. To see someone so public talk about mental health and help start the conversation we (the public) need is good to see. This is a brilliant book and I recommend it to everyone.

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Interesting

I liked this book. Wasn’t hot on the dr chapters. I skipped them to be honest. Gets a bit preachy towards the end. Good though.

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Incredible stories accompanied by needed analysis

Great Read. Incredibly relatable. The stories weren't unfamiliar to me as I've listened to charlamagne for years especially his podcast. it was the clinical correlations by Dr Ish Major that hit home for me and made me resonate with the experiences the most. A must pick up for anyone who suffers with anxiety and wants to learn simple tricks to navigate through life. And start a new beginning

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Great listen

Was great to hear a guy who I would have never thought to have these thoughts and then actually share them! Inspirational.