Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $11.95
  • Save: $1.29 (11%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Don't Believe It for a Mi... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item is in good condition. May include some wear and creases on the cover. Fast shipping. Free delivery confirmation with every order.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Don't Believe It for a Minute: Forty Toxic Ideas That Are Driving You Crazy Paperback – August 1, 1993

4.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$10.66
$4.98 $0.01

Up to 50% off select Non-Fiction books
Featured titles are up to 50% off for a limited time. See all titles
$10.66 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Don't Believe It for a Minute: Forty Toxic Ideas That Are Driving You Crazy
  • +
  • The 60-Second Shrink: 101 Strategies for Staying Sane in a Crazy World
Total price: $25.61
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

“...read it please!”
Harold H. Bloomfield, MD, bestselling author, How to Survive the Loss of a Love and Love Secrets for a Lasting Relationship


“Politely but emphatically decapitates many of the common toxic ideas of our time and beautifully promotes that still rare human quality, solid independent thinking. ‘Don't be gullible! Think for yourself!’ proclaims this book clearly and succinctly.”
Albert Ellis, PhD, President, Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, New York City, author of A New Guide to Rational Living

About the Author

Dr. Arnold Lazarus, (1932-2013) was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and had also served on the faculties of Stanford University, Temple University Medical School, and Yale University. Dr. Lazarus received numerous honors and awards, most notably the Distinguished Service Award from the American Board of Professional Psychology, special awards from the divisions of psychotherapy and clinical psychology of the American Psychological Association, and he was the first recipient of the prestigious Annual Cummings PSYCHE Award. In 1999 he received two Lifetime Achievement Awards, one from the California Psychological Association and the other from the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He maintained a clinical practice for nearly 40 years and authored or co-authored 18 books and over 350 articles and chapters. His books have been translated into dozens of languages, allowing his influence to be felt and appreciated in numerous ways worldwide.

Dr. Clifford Lazarus is a licensed clinical and health psychologist with a practice in psychotherapy and neuropsychological testing. He is the Director of Comprehensive Psychological Services in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Lazarus consults widely to corporations and industry on matters of health psychology, stress management, effective communication, and conflict resolution. He was honored by the Prescribing Psychologists' Register "For Outstanding Contributions to the Pioneering Efforts of Training in Psychopharmacology for Psychologists."

Dr. Allen Fay is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and completed his residency training in psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He is on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he teaches behavioral and cognitive approaches to therapy. Dr. Fay is a dipolmate of The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is the author of The Invisible Diet, Making Things Better By Making Them Worse and co-author of Don't Believe it for a Minute and I Can If I Want To.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Impact; 1 edition (August 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915166801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915166800
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,002,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
71%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
29%
1 star
0%
See all 7 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This book is terrific! It helped me realize that I was poisoning my happiness with my own thinking. More importantly, it gave me the remedies I needed for achieving a more balanced outlook and better mental health.
1 Comment 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on March 23, 2001
Format: Paperback
The authors have distilled from thousands of therapy sessions some truly effective healthy philosophies. It's a quick read which delegitimizes some common irrationalities and gets to the heart of the self-help matter. A good extension of REBT and CBT ideas...addresses disturbance-causing beliefs head-on. You won't regret buying it. A welcome change from all the crappy psych books out there!
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I own everything written by either Arnold Lazarus, Phd or Allen Fay, MD. Their best ...are the books they did together. This book is a gem. No shrink, patient or psychology student should be without it!
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This little book is quite powerful. It highlights numerous typical untrue beliefs and thoughts that people tell themselves everyday that bring them down. For example, we look at other people and think "They are happy. Why aren't we?" However the author of the book shows how untrue the logic is underneath this kind of thinking. We can change our futile negative thinking. If we change our thinking we can feel more satisfied and happy in our lives. This is the premise of the book: we do not have to be limited by our faulty beliefs. We can change them. We can become more positive and supportive of ourselves.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Don't Believe It for a Minute: Forty Toxic Ideas That Are Driving You Crazy
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Don't Believe It for a Minute: Forty Toxic Ideas That Are Driving You Crazy