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  • Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Ms Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. 'I was in "the void,"' she writes, 'a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.' Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book up emotionally heavy

  • By Mario on 17-05-2017

True self help

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-2018

This book is worth all five stars. I'm a psychologist and learnt so much from this book. Excellent self-help for those experiencing hard times. This book is the perfect combination of personal experience and solid strategies of recovery.

  • An Apple a Day

  • A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia
  • By: Emma Woolf
  • Narrated by: Emma Woolf
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

I haven't tasted chocolate for over ten years and now I'm walking down the street unwrapping a Kit Kat. Remember when Kate Moss said, 'Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels'? She's wrong: chocolate does. At the age of 32, after ten years of hiding from the truth, Emma Woolf finally decided it was time to face the biggest challenge of her life. Addicted to hunger, exercise and control, she was juggling a full-blown eating disorder with a successful career, functioning on an apple a day.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive

  • By caitlin on 21-07-2018

Repetitive

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-2018

This book was pleasant enough to listen to, but very repetitive. Every chapter was the same. I don't see the book as being helpful to people who are experiencing an eating disorder, so if you're considering this book for self help - it's not the one.