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Summary

Anxiety - it's the worst: choking, stifling, smothering, tingling, panicking, brain cutting out, bad decisions. You're a human being, so you know exactly what's being said here.

Dr. Faith Harper lays it all out: what anxiety is, what it's good for - that's right, it's actually a necessary response that helps to keep us alive in bad situations - how to know when it's gone overboard, and practical tips on how to deal with it when it gets bad. This book is a lifesaver for panic attacks, breaking out of flight-or-fight-or-freeze responses, and for chronic anxiety. It's also good for folks who aren't daily burdened by anxiety, but want to better cope with those tough situations that affect us all. Listen to this and breathe!

©2018 Faith G. Harper (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Potty mouth PhDer

I had high hopes for this book but after hearing 8 swear words in 6 mins; I couldn't listen to anymore. I don't mind swearing but, it was uncalled for given the subject matter.

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Educative book

I've got mixed feelings about this book because of the lack of versatile advice for everyone suffering with anxiety.
Although there is some advice, the book simply isn't long enough to go in detail to any single point.
Alright book for how short it is.

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Simple solutions

This book contains simple solutions to what feel like complex issues.
Very helpful in the long run.
Enjoyable and straight to the point as well as further recommendations on helpful books / films.

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Unecessary swearing, seems she gets off it!, what a shame.

She couldn’t go 2 words without swearing. This was meant to be a book written by a Phd holder

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Swears unnecessarily

The author swears necessarily continuously through the book.This makes it practically impossible to finish the book.

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Unnecessary Swearing

The author has managed to make herself look like a complete clown, and completely undermine the message of the book, by swearing completely unnecessarily at every opportunity.
Embarrassing. She sounds like the fishy kid at school trying desperately to fit in but just is trying so hard that it has the opposite effect. Grow up. Or should I say, ‘Grow the f%#* up’.

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Wasted Opportunity.

The book begins strongly with a loose, whistle-stop tour of the work and philosophy of psychologist Rollo May.

It begins to wobble under the weight of its own momentum however, the narrator behaving like she was paid extra to inject as much profanity and snappy cool as she could stomach into a difficult topic, which ironically, could really have benefited from a carefree approach, had it not been for the authors need to sound like a 19 year old hairdresser.

A good opportunity to take a concise, witty look at a very relevant problem lost to pretention.

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Unprofessional

Lots of swearing i couldn't even finish the first chapter. Very disappointed with this book. Felt like I was listening to a bad podcast.

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Reassuring sleep about anxiety

Really good to hear an author drop a few F bombs and say it as it is… Although it was a little bit more theatrical with those F bombs and it felt it needed to be merging a little bit into the unnecessary. However, overall it was a good grounding in getting your shit together.

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  • 09-05-19

Get a different anxiety book

I couldn’t finish this book and I’m all for cursing. Read Rewire Your Anxious Brain instead, because it’s much more helpful and doesn’t have the annoying “we’re buddies” theme to it.

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  • 18-01-19

Not what I expected

I find it hard to take seriously when she used cuss words so much. I don't see the point in the f-word so much. I tired to get a return. but was denied. didn't learn anything new . Anxiety is a serious thing. The language ruined the seriousness of the topic.

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  • Yobe
  • 03-08-19

Too Cringe to take seriously

Theres an awkward amount of cussing in this book to take seriously. When David Goggins does it as a Navy Seal it’s one thing, but as a PHD talking about a serious subject, I’m like WTF!? As someone working in the medical field, I can’t take this authors writing serious. Tips are Basic and not worth your time. Better off getting tips from the Brightside on Youtube.

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  • Jimmy Armes
  • 01-06-19

Meh

Thought this would provide some kind interesting vantage point on anxiety. The narrator sounds like Microsoft Sam. I really don’t understand this “bro” trend with dropping the word “fuck” just to grab the reader’s attention.

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  • 23-12-18

Language gets some getting use to...

The material in this book is excellent. I purchased it to determine if it could help one of my students. However the amount of “off color” language becomes almost distracting. The term “A little goes a long way” really applies here. Please tone it down a tad. I’m hoping the suggested exercises will prove to be helpful. Thank you for taking your time to prepare such a book.

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  • 09-04-19

Narrator made me fall asleep

I really wanted to like this book, I listened to it twice on audible and just couldn’t stand the women who was reading the book. I can’t tell if a robot was reading it or if it was a real person because it’s sound so monotone. For example on some parts that had some vulgarity it should have been read with a little more emphasis, and some parts of the reading lacked emotion, it was like watching a bad acting scene, only instead you are listening to one. The content was ok, however it wasn’t anything you couldn’t find on the web. The thing that irritates me the most is the narrator. Almost made me want to cancel my membership all together during my trial. Hopefully I can find other good books that will change my mind.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-02-19

Unnecessary Cursing

Didn’t care for the cursing and negative tone. It’s a turnoff from the first sentence.

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  • Pigman
  • 05-02-19

disappointed

Would have enjoyed listening to this book if I didn't feel like the author was trying some psychological scheme to brain-wash my mind with the f-word.

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  • George A.
  • 17-03-19

Amazing awareness

Been having trouble with anxiety for a couple years now. Been getting in the way my daily life so I figured I would read a book and find other perspectives on what I’m going through. The awareness and real ness of this book blew me away. I love the descriptive language and multiple perspectives it Offers. As well as finds the perfect balance of empathy and being strait forward. Also great humor as i chuckled more times I can count. I will be listening to this over and over. Thank you!!!!

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  • Kye
  • 23-01-19

did not help my anxiety

mostly common sense advice with a bunch of curse words thrown in, I guess to try and seem relatable. really disappointed. if you want help with anxiety there is a really good Ted talk out there.

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