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I really enjoyed this audio book. I discovered it at a time of need. The reader, Andrew MacMillan is awesome. Sometimes when I listen to audio books the information is excellent, but the reader is too monotone. But Andrew did an exceptional job with this book. I am looking for other books read by him because his voice is so soothing.
Although most of the examples cited in the book are from a different era, I fully understood the message. It does not make a difference whether it happened during the first century or current, worry is a constant no matter when you live(d).
I was able to take the information, use the examples, and apply them to my situation.
However, this is not something you read once and then put down. You have to listen to it periodically. With everything else in life, we need reminders. This is no exception. I keep the book on my iPod and refresh my thoughts. In fact, I have specific areas that I have pinpointed that I like to listen to again and again.
I also shared the book with my husband and he thought it was excellent as well.
Also, as an educator, I think we should share this type of information with our teenagers. They need to learn how to cope with worry at an early age. I think it is important that we train them how to handle worry before they become adults.
67 of 72 people found this review helpful
You know when I first started reading this book, it seemed kind of dated to me, like advise from a 1950's doctor. But as I got deeper into the book, things started sinking in and a realized the context of this book is timeless. I most enjoyed some of the stories about how some of the greatest most powerful people dealt with some real trying situations. Good and bad things happen to everyone. How we are able to cope with them determines our general happiness in life. If I catch myself starting to worry about things, I read the book again and it helps me deal with life and renews my confidence that everything will be ok. There are real tools in this book. If worrying has caused you even a slight bit of unhappiness I would recommend this book. I imagine people have probably paid alot of money just to learn some of the lessons in this book.
35 of 40 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed listening to this book. Although set over seventy years ago, the philosophy is still relevant for today. In the book Dale relates many others' experiences and how they overcame their difficulties, very interesting and inspiring. It's hard to fully appreciate how lucky we are living in this age, until you hear what people only a few decades ago had to put up with!
Dale also quotes many of the big names of his time from psychology such as Carl Jung, ALfred Alder, and its interesting to hear how little our problems and solutions have changed over the years. A very enjoyable listen full of helpful, practical advice.
31 of 33 people found this review helpful
i am not what i consider a worrier but having heard the other book how to win friends and influence people i brought this book.
I am glad i did,it has some pearls of wisdom and in hindsight i do worry to some extent and have since stopped.
It is an interesting book and i recommend it.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
the stories told in this book are inspiring.
the ways shared to manage worry is still current.
the researches quoted are worth to study.
If you are looking for lite entertainment and insight into language of American culture of the 1930s, 40s and 50s then this is the book for you. But not for me.