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What made the experience of listening to The Myth of Stress the most enjoyable?
Hearing about the myth of those "life event stress tests," and killing Hans Selye's sacred cow.
What other book might you compare The Myth of Stress to and why?
None I can think of.
What about Andrew Bernstein’s performance did you like?
Nice, clean narration, with the right inflection for his subject matter. Not too dramatic, not too dry, just right.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
Most of the book is like a series of "homework assignments" using the worksheets available at the author's website. The end result in retraining our thinking processes is no doubt very valuable for the quality of our lives. It didn't exactly make for a "fun summer read," though, even by nonfiction standards. Readers should be prepared to treat is as a "project" or maybe an extended "workshop."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The scope is focused and its helpful. I mean any bit of stress you can manage, relieve, or become aware about (which is what this book is about) is worth its weight in gold. The worksheets that you can get are simple and work. This will help you understand stress and breakdown what the stress is really all about, helping you move away from it, and recognize it for bad thinking, and how to get around it. How much effort you put into the work afterwards is always up to you. A nice companion website I recommend and the discussion/message forum is good for support. The author will even respond to you on its facebook page. Time for me to listen again and do more of the work. Get this one if you are looking for improvement.
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