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Unique & Realistic Guide to Living
on November 7, 2015
For me it is great advice. I have much experience with typical therapy and already know the ropes. This Is How, really gets right to the nitty gritty , with absolutely no B.S.
Having been a huge fan of his other books , and loving his irreverent humor, I was not expecting this straight forward no nonsense advice.
It is not always easy to hear the truth but I give advice to people who ask for it, I feel it is a disservice to them to sugar coat things. This book is like that.
If you would rather someone hold your hand and pat you on the back while you enjoy feeling sorry for yourself, you not care for the advice.
I myself may not always want to hear that I am capable , and should, do what I know I need to do..
I do not want to make it sound like he is being brutally truthful. There is still some tasteful humor, but the better thing to point out is he is gentle with you as he explains how to recognize dysfunctional things you may be allowing in your life and not even realize it.
It feels like a sensible manual for life. For example he talks about common phrases such as I just want to be happy.
But points out things ways in which we tend to keep grasping at things , thinking that will make the happiness come while all the while we seem to have blinders on and don't even have a good idea of what happy is to us.
I am paraphrasing all the that. It is simple , helpful , direct advice and in a very easy to digest format.