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Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle Kindle Edition
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“In Burnout, Emily and Amelia Nagoski deconstruct the stress we experience as women, and their compassionate, science-based advice on how to release it made me cry with gratitude and relief. Repeatedly. In public. The book is that revolutionary and its authors that wonderful and wise.”—Peggy Orenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
“Reading Burnout, I knew this was not just another self-help book that keeps us trapped by the idea of female inadequacy. It turns our struggle with stress on its head and paves a meaningful path to what the authors call ‘growing mighty’ by bravely dropping in thoroughly contemporary and refreshing truth bombs, like, yeah, the patriarchal system is the issue, and goddamn it’s time we play by our own rules!”—Sarah Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
“The first sentence of Burnout says, ‘This is a book is for any woman who has felt overwhelmed and exhausted by everything she had to do, and yet still worried she was not doing “enough.”’ (I raised my hand in bed.) Emily Nagoski [and] her twin sister, Amelia, teamed up to write about how to combat stress, and they have a gift for making the self-help genre not make you want to poke your eyes out.”—Cup of Jo
About the Author
Amelia Nagoski holds a conductor with a DMA in conducting from the University of Connecticut. An assistant professor and coordinator of music at Western New England University, she regularly presents educational sessions discussing the application of communications science and psychological research for audiences of other professional musicians, including “Beyond Burnout Prevention: Embodied Wellness for Conductors.” --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B07DT4GW16
- Publisher : Ballantine Books (March 26, 2019)
- Publication date : March 26, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 4636 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 271 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 198481706X
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,036 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The writing is approachable, fun, and relatable. They make the science-y bits easily digestible, the philosophy bits graspable, and the patriarchy (ugh) bits smashable. The topics covered are so universal for women in the 21st century that you really feel like they get it; it's so nice to have your suspicions about some of your interpersonal interactions and society as a whole validated.
This was my first experience of "self-help" book, and I loved it so much that I have read everything else Emily Nagoski has written (Come as You Are is a game changer and her fiction under the pen name Emily Foster is really great). Can't recommend this book enough to anyone and everyone. It should be required reading for all women entering the workforce or any higher education; and honestly they should make it a requisite for girls to read before receiving their high school diploma or GED equivalency. Start 'em young so they can spot this stuff along the way and learn to deal with their stress before addressing their stressors!
The authors really lay out how our feelings, our bodies, and our minds work together and how conditioned we are to shut ourselves down in ways that slowly exhaust us.... Just get yourself this book. It's incredible.
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I disagree with the premise that woman are naturally more giving it nicer then men. Let's use the body shaming example in this book, notice it was the women doing this to other woman. This happens a lot to boys straight from primary school, I have 3 boys and every day atleast one of them have come back to tell me a mean thing the girls said to them about their appearance or even background.
The shame of all this gender biased book is if that was taken out I would agree with 90% of the research and ideas in this book. The practical ideas would work just as well for either gender. However I think many men might be put off reading it after the introduction. I would quite Bruce Lee and say
"Take what is useful, and disregard what is not"
The reason being many of the ideas are very effective.
This is a great book of busting through the silent kill that is stress, if it was not so gender biased I would have no problem giving it 5 stars. I would say if you are going to put a book out to just half the population put it in the title before people buy the book.
All genders have social ‘issues’ and complexities, but I am increasingly concerned with the socially-accepted emotional suppression for men. I felt like this book reinforced that. The authors seemed to imply that men’s problems can be summed up as wanting six pack abs or to last longer in sex. Thanks for contributing to the idea that men can’t have real problems.
Now I am a cisgender woman, ie born female and identify as female, and I also identify as a feminist. AND yet I am so fed up of the male-bashing fest. Can we please see the ‘patriarchy’ as an outdated system (ok yep originally designed by rich white men) as something that doesn’t benefit many women OR men OR ANYONE these days? And can we please stop blaming each other for all of our woes.
So yes, great contents in theory, but I didn’t appreciate the blame game or the authors giving yet another other reason why men are always at fault.
This book, for me,does none of the above. Well written and compelling, I have never read a more practical, emotionally-literate book. I am considering buying several more copies to give to several friends.