From Publishers Weekly
In a style reminiscent to Conversations with God, Gaulden, founder and director of the Sedona Intensive, offers spiritual guidance in this revised version of his 2006 book. The material is familiar, from "love being the answer" to communications with the "High Self" that lives in each of us (Gaulden's High Self is named Paul). The author maintains reader interest with gratifying anecdotes and a progressive structure (eight chapters from "Converting the Ego" to "The Love Chapter") that make a full-circle journey of loving, recovering and revering the self. Gaulden takes some odd directions (proposing that we are all essentially both man and woman, sharing a letter asking forgiveness from his deceased mother) that, rather than seeming gratuitous, complement the larger theme of finding one's true identity. Though heavily steeped in recovery vernacular, Gaulden is a witty and appealing guide.
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"Albert lets us know that we can talk about a new spiritual renaissance to any degree we want, but it cannot happen until enough of us grasp that the spiritual experience has a mental-health component. He says that we all have to step back and really look at the parts of our character that hold us back, because only then can we become who we really are -- and truly move into a consciousness and mission that changes the world." -- James Redfield, author of The Celestine Prophecy
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"Albert Clayton Gaulden is wise, insightful, straight, and committed to the authentic expression of each and every one of us. Join him on this journey and discover a surprise about your authentic nature." -- Debbie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Why Good People Do Bad Things
"From the first page to the last sentence, Albert Gaulden's You're Not Who You Think You Are shines bright klieg lights on all the bad boy and girl behavior we won't look at or try to change. A rebel with a cause, Gaulden writes in a transparent way about his own painful odyssey from alcoholism to his sober and free authentic self." -- David Arthur Bell, chairman emeritus, Interpublic Group
"Religious or secular, local or global, whatever your perspective, Gaulden invokes a conversation we can all share. He addresses the destructive psychological clutter in our lives and offers instead a powerful, joyous way of being -- one that creates a better life, a better family, and ultimately, a better world. What better lessons can we learn?" -- Catherine Crier, former judge, bestselling author, and host of Court TV's Catherine Crier Live
"In this book, Ramapriya, Albert's Sanskrit name, has brought the concept of self-realization or the Atman -- or Brahmin, as we refer to the authentic self in the language of Vedanta -- into the Western world. With his own Vedas, he shows us how to reach the center of the universe within each of us." -- Swawami Swahawahananda, spiritual head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California
"You're Not Who You Think You Are reminds us that our current task is to create a dialogue among the warriors of the light." -- Paulo Coehlo, author of The Alchemist