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Useful for frustration rather than intense anger

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 16-02-2020

This book has some good ideas, but we now know much anger is caused by depression, anxiety, sleep and PTSD this book will not help with complex causes.

A glimpse into Freud's mind

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-2020

It is interesting to see where psychology was 100 years ago. Freud had a deep focus on sexual love, he believes that society gets in the way of our passions. Today we know it is meaningful human connection that gives us purpose. So his ideas are very much outdated. Well read by the narrator.

Great way to improve your work and happiness

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Reviewed: 16-02-2020

This is a simple yet profound book. So often we just go through life without making the most of our experiences, this book talks about how we can gain real joy from simple experiences. I felt some chapters could have had more depth.

Excellent view into trauma and hope

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 16-02-2020

When we talk about trauma we often forget to talk about amazing stories of recovery. As terrible as trauma is this book shows that healing and help are possible.
This is a must read for all teachers, counsellors, nurses and doctors.

Interesting perspective

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-2020

I have worked with many people who have experienced profound grief after a sudden and shocking loss. This book offers some great insights into understanding that the unexpected can happen to anyone. It challenges the assumption that bad events can happen to me. Sales has researched this book throughly.

Profound and easily read

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Reviewed: 16-02-2020

This book offers some powerful insights into the world of a grieving person and how to offer genuine support.

One of the best books on grief

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 16-02-2020

This is a must read book for anyone supporting someone who is grieving. So often our well intentioned advice is unhelpful, this book teaches people to genuinely support those they know who are grieving.
Deeply insightful and brutally honest.

Complex ideas are explained in plain English

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Reviewed: 19-01-2020

Kahneman is obviously a genius, yet he has managed, for the most part, to take some highly complex ideas and explain them in simple terms.

Exceptionally well read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-2020

This book offers a deeply personal insight into the horror of the Nazi occupation. At times I struggled with this book, Anne does not get on well with her mother, yet she should know many millions of people have had lost their mother's in the war, she could be more grateful.
She does see the error of her ways at one point.

Vastly superior to the movie

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Reviewed: 14-01-2020

An incredible book with a rich look into human beings desire to play God. The movie leaves so much out, so this is significantly better than the movie.