Hardcore Self Help: F--k Anxiety is for those of us who find the prospect of reading a traditional self-help book to be way too boring. How are you supposed to make positive changes in your life if the book itself feels like a chore? This audiobook is definitely not a chore.
In Hardcore Self Help: F--k Anxiety, I talk to you like a friend. There is lots of swearing and humor but also loads of helpful and actionable information. You learn about anxiety and how to find the weapons within yourself to slay it for good.
The audiobook is performed and recorded by me, so you get every intended inflection!
©2014 Robert Duff (P)2014 Robert Duff
In terms of anxiety management information I don't think there is much that is new or particularly groundbreaking here, however, the standout feature is the delivery. The content is delivered with enthusiasm, humour and sincerity. Although the authors style certainly won't be everyone's cup of tea, it resonated with me, I felt it was fresh and even inspiring...it felt like a conversion with a good friend. For me, this is a keeper and an audio book that I will revisit again.
We're all totally bored about our anxiety right? This book makes it interesting and you feel ok about your condition. I recommend this book to anyone suffering from anxiety, or Frank as the author calls his. The narrator/author/Dr is easy to listen to, understands and normalises anxiety. I felt like I was part of wider community reading this book, instead of alone with the miserable physiological and psychological symptoms of anxiety. The simple breathing exercise has made a world of difference and I feel a lot better. I will listen to this again and again.
Wish I had not wasted my money! Don't bother with this!!! Not helpful. BLEH.
"not too shabby"
What's with the clicking sound during the meditation? Otherwise the rest of the book is really good!
"It's ok. But not awesome."
I like the author who's also the reader. I think this book is geared towards the younger generation. I bought the book because of the title but I was expecting a little bit more than I got. I think it's a great read if this is the first time you are reading about anxiety.
"Waste of time"
Although the author does a very good job of narrating his book and his ideas and it was entertaining to listen to the subject matter is pointless and I got absolutely nothing from this. I would not recommend this to anyone
"I Am Not Offended By Offensive Language..."
when it is used with effect, but this is gratuitous and stupid. The author tries to make up for the very ordinary approach to anxiety treatment (nothing new here) with "talking like a normal person" ("normal" if you use empty vulgarity every other word) and trying to seem hip and cool and identifiable. (The tone pretty much runs like this: "You don't need some egghead telling you about those fancy neurotransmitters when I can make it seem much more relatable by referring to your brain as a "douche."--Please!) It's not so much anxiety as the reader here that ends up feeling....well,,,
it was funny, unique, and very informative. Unfortunately it was also very short, and Bob Duff isn't the best narrator (He lacks emotion in his voice). Again, not a bad book, in fact one of my favorites, that I have read so far on the subject, however I do wish it were longer
I loved everyone about this book. He narrated so well and I fully relate to it!! He makes you laugh, smile and change your thought pattern as far as this anxiety BS.
His voice is like knives in my ears. I wish someone else would read it.
"Audible version is superb"
Loved it. Struggling with extreme panic attacks and I love his straight forward, oftentimes swearing way he wrote this book. Not like boring, clinical self help books that cannot hold one's attention.
"Social worker approved"
As a social worker with anxiety, I can confirm that this has some great information and tips for helping with your anxiety.
"Not for someone over 30 years old"
Disappointment that I used one of my Audible credits to listen to swearing and slang that was too "young minded" for my 54 year old brain. There was a bit of good information here but it wasn't presented in a way that I could relate to.
"Don't really rate this."
The narrator / authors delivery was good and the start of this book made me giggle a bit but from there it just got a bit boring. I don't know what I was expecting, I guess a book to drag me out the anxiety I've been feeling.. And to maybe pull me out of it a bit. But it didn't meet my expectations and it let me feeling a bit low. Wouldn't recommend this book. It doesn't even tell you anything you don't already know. Much better books out there. Shame.
"Good but too short."
Enjoyed this but felt it was too broad and could have gone into more detail in places. Liked the tone and general idea of a less touchy feely book on anxiety.
"Can't praise it enough! Down-to-earth life saver!"
I've suffered from long term PTSD, Generalised Anxiety and Social Anxiety for years and have only recently had the balls to admit it, get help and try to claw my way out. Duff made me feel so comfortable and at ease whilst he was explaining exactly how my mind and body works; I didn't feel so "alone" in it anymore with his encouragement (not just that wishy washy inspirational quotes crap). It felt like talking to a very understanding, relatable friend (who really knows their stuff too of course); rather than the kind of stuff you usually get with self help books that tends to feel a bit too much like you're listening to a professor who's only studied the concepts, but never actually felt what you're going through. The breathing and relaxation technique at the end has been amazing for me and I have already used it twice to help me get out of panic attack state. It's not oberwhelmingly in-depth (which I liked), but it's definitely a great place to start for anyone struggling to make that first step like I was. I'm also suffering from Depression and depersonalisation, so have already purchased his "Fuck Depression" audiobook too and I'll also be getting anything else he's done that would help fix my bitch of a brain. I never thought it was possible to look forward to "therapy", but I just want to be myself again and this helped me go in a direction I thought had ceased to exist anymore. Thank you so much Duff! (If you read these) You're awesome man! :')
Listened just before bed and it really calmed and settled me.
This is something I'm battling at the moment and you can relate so much of what Robert says, I found it a great help.
I listened to this all in one go.
good tone and information. Rob kept me listening. the relaxation technique was brilliant and useful
I really loved listening to this book. Really helpful. I think the narrator is brilliant and funny, made this very enjoyable.
really helpful and insightful helped me through a really rough time. love the guided breathing
A Very Helpful, short but informative book which I found Great and assisted me Thank You
It actually taught me a few tips and tricks to help my anxiety issues. I've been to therapy before and not received any advice as good as in this audiobook.
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