- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee (June 7, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1101982632
- ISBN-13: 978-1101982631
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“It's difficult for me to put into words how much I love Whose Mind Is It Anyway? Lisa and Franco manage to share age-old truths about human life in an unbelievably creative, hilarious, and smart way. The truths they write about are deep and profound, and yet this book is fun, light, and entertaining. I couldn't more highly recommend it!”
--Dr. Amy Johnson, author of Being Human and The Little Book of Big Change.
“Whose Mind Is It Anyway? is a fun, charming, and delightful book that conveys a deep healing message with ease for anyone searching for keys to life and inner happiness. It is easy to read and will warm you heart. I will be recommending it to youngsters and adults alike. Enjoy.”
--Dr. Ken Manning, licensed psychologist and president of Insight Principles, Inc.
"Whose Mind Is It Anyway? is deceptively sweet, in that its charming drawings and simple language provide a powerful punch; the Esiles have created a unique, creative, and effective handbook that both illustrates fundamental insights into human nature and sets a straight course for self-enlightenment and fulfillment. The questions raised by Lisa and Franco, and the solutions offered, will resonate with readers and linger far beyond the initial reading, providing lasting impact on how we think about our motivations, our desires, and our definition of a life well-lived. Whose Mind Is It Anyway? is a great present not only for recent graduates but for anyone questioning their next step; the issues raised by the Esilies last for a lifetime, and the positive vibe they promote are needed at all stages and ages of life."
--Nina Sankovitch, author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
"I absolutely love Whose Mind Is It Anyway? It's the perfect personal-growth book for those of us who are done with personal-growth books. So simple and whimsical and wise. It has charmed and delighted me into reimagining my approach to life. And it makes me smile every time I open it up."
--Susan Isaacs, comedienne, speaker, and author of Angry Conversations With God
About the Author
LISA ESILE was born in Wellington, New Zealand, but spent most of her adult life living on the remote southern island. Lisa has a master's degree in science. Her blog has over 8,000 subscribers, and she regularly guest blogs on Tiny Buddha.
FRANCO ESILE spent his early years as a touring musician around the US and the Caribbean. He briefly attended the Berklee School of Music and studied privately under Charlie Benacos. He's written music for poetical theater, including Life After Motown--produced by Nobel Poet Laureate Derek Walcott. Franco works in film and TV production and collaborates with Lisa on her blog.
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I was going to say that it's good for when your mind is controlling you, rather than you controlling it...but that's not quite it...
Or for when you need to make that little voice in your head shut up already and let you live your life in peace...but that's not quite it either...
So I'll just say that Lisa and Franco's book is a light hearted, friendly and funny way to help get some peace of mind and to enjoy life for a change.
Best of all, there's no homework, it doesn't take itself so desperately seriously -- a great accomplishment, because the authors very well know that not having peace of mind is a very serious concern.
I guess in this case, the medium really is the message -- a lighthearted way to help lighten up.
I whole-heartedly recommend it.
When you have the book, keep it close and re-read it when you’re having a bad day. Let it remind you that bad days are not inevitable! If you enjoy yoga, which encourages finding space on the mat, you can be one of the many different types of people this book will appeal to. Authors Lisa and Franco Esile want to encourage you to find space as well, except their message is that you can find space from your thoughts at any time! This book is their passion project to remind you of this again and again.
Just knowing something, even reading it a few times, is not the same as living in accordance with your newfound knowledge. You have to work on it and with this self-help illustrated book, you just might discover freedom. After following Lisa’s blog for over 2 years I was thrilled to receive a copy of this book**. I was already loving Lisa’s blog, emails, and ebook but a physical book is the perfect extension of this message. It's about a 15 minute read cover to cover, I timed myself, and filled with cute drawings by the authors! The illustrations in this book are silly, which is great because they help you get through some annoying facts.
One of my favorite annoying facts from the book is “The [mind’s] need for predictability is why people repeat old habits over and over again even though they might be painful.” Doesn’t that just make you mad? If so, that is normal. You’ll learn about why in the book and get to throw a metaphorical punch at the authors. I enjoy how this illustrated scenario follows learning that "Stress is a choice."
This books information is as relevant today as it was when Lisa first started sharing it on her blog lisaesile.com and I believe it will continue to be relevant for decades to come. One of Lisa’s works, an ebook about the mind, has been downloaded by over 10,000 individuals, myself included. The common quest? Discovering how to be okay. The book “Who’s Mind is it Anyway?” does show how this can be achieved. I am looking forward to gifting a copy to one of my friends and sharing it with others.
**I have received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, as the authors welcome both positive and negative feedback.
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