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  • The Courage to Be Disliked¬†

  • How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
  • By: Fumitake Koga, Ichiro Kishimi
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. The Courage to Be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th-century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our own future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shining a light on the here and now

  • By Vivien on 01-03-2018

What the...?

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 29-01-2019

It’s not a book. It’s a series of puzzling, and then increasingly irritating, scripted questions between a “youth” and a “philosopher” read by the same voice as if he were reading a drama script. Maybe the point is that you spend hours contemplating what on earth it all meant. WAY over my head.

  • Brain over Binge

  • Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn't Work, and How I Recovered for Good
  • By: Kathryn Hansen
  • Narrated by: Lydia Wente
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Brain over Binge provides both a gripping personal account and an informative scientific perspective on bulimia and binge eating disorder. The author, Kathryn Hansen, candidly shares her experience as a bulimic and her alternative approach to recovery. Brain over Binge is different from other eating disorder books which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great information, horrible editing

  • By M. A. Kando on 26-10-2016

Thought-provoking

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Reviewed: 01-12-2018

I can’t say I agree with the author’s central thesis but I enjoyed this book nonetheless. A new perspective is always useful.

  • Homecoming

  • By: Cynthia Voigt
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

On Saturday morning, 13-year-old Dicey Tillerman sits in the car at the shopping mall with her younger sister and two brothers. Momma had said, "You be good." Then she walked away. They wait for a day and a night, but Momma never comes back. Finally, Dicey decides the children should go to Bridgeport, Connecticut where Aunt Cilla lives. Maybe Momma is waiting for them there. But they don't have enough money to take the bus. Determined to keep the family together, Dicey sets off on foot with her siblings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true classic

  • By Rachel on 10-09-2018

A true classic

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Reviewed: 10-09-2018

I remembered this book as one I couldn’t put down when I first read it about age 10. I read it again and it was still just as good.

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,272
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,212

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for Australians, not so much for others

  • By Rob on 29-06-2017

Brilliant book

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Reviewed: 09-08-2018

I absolutely loved this. It’s full of real, practical advice for real people. I used to think that investing and money matters in general were only for rich people, but now I know better. I have already started to benefit from following a few simple steps anybody can do.

  • Hunger

  • A Memoir of (My) Body
  • By: Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere.... I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-2017

Fabulous!

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Reviewed: 23-04-2018

I loved this brilliant narrative. I finished it in a day and a half. The author has some really interesting ideas about women and their relationships with their bodies. She opened my eyes to new perspectives about weight and body image.

  • Woman of Substances

  • The savage seduction of drugs and alcohol, and the art of walking away
  • By: Jenny Valentish
  • Narrated by: Imogen Wilde
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Mining the expertise of leading researchers, she explores the early predictors of addiction, such as childhood trauma and temperament, and teenage impulsivity. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours - such as eating disorders and high-risk sex - are interchangeable with substance use.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!!

  • By sarah on 18-10-2018

Loved it

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Reviewed: 20-04-2018

Interesting bio woven into narrative about women and substances and different paths to recovery. I finished it quickly because it was so easy to listen to.