Go Suck a Lemon

  • by Michael Cornwall
  • Narrated by Michael Cornwall
  • 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Many of your emotional responses, regardless of how much strength you've given them, can be brought down, deconstructed, and reshaped. You will just have to learn how to give your knee-jerk response to emotional stimuli less strength - less of a jerk. To do that you will have to commit to reinventing the way you think and behave. With Go Suck a Lemon, you will approach that task by accepting and then adapting to a no-nonsense style of emotional problem solving. You will learn and use a process of level-headed decision-making. You will try to become more efficient, flexible, and open-minded when addressing your emotional problems.
You will learn that there is always another emotional option. You will learn to make fact-based observations, something most of us are unfamiliar with doing. You will also incorporate in vivo (in life) exposure, i.e., homework, to encourage you to independently act against your learned thoughts and behaviors. In the end, you will become more informed, increasingly more capable, and far more emotionally self-reliant. Instead of being your own worst enemy, you will become your own best friend - your own therapist.
We may be strengthened when we learn to be emotionally self-reliant, to free ourselves from emotional helplessness and our dependence on others for our emotional solutions.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Meh

Would you try another book from Michael Cornwall and/or Michael Cornwall?

Probably not.


What could Michael Cornwall have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

We could have skipped the obnoxious background music and provided some content editing to the book as well. Parables about childhood are great if they lead somewhere.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

I read another review before purchasing this book which suggested that the author's Boston accent was a detraction. I would disagree but would say that his flat affect was a distraction. He reads the book as though he's uncomfortable reading a story for the audience. Perhaps that's why the background music was added. I opted not to finish the book. I realized with about an hour and a half left, that there were no prizes for finishing and if it hadn't been tied together well so far, there was no reason to expect that to change.


Any additional comments?

I wish I'd liked it better. The title suggests it's going to be a fun examination of emotional intelligence. Instead it feels like a long winded therapy session for the author. Meh.

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- Courtney Todaro

Boston accent is tough to listen to

Great content, fantastic. Excellent for learning how to deal with yourself. Great follow on to the Emotional Intelligence book. Though I always like the writer to read his own book, this one was a little tough for me. Had to summon up too much emotional intelligence to get through the Boston pronunciations.
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- Jerry I

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2014
  • Publisher: Michael Cornwall