Love Sci Fi and Fantasy books since I was 8, starting reading A Princess of Mars series in Junior High School thanks to my Uncle Lester.
I found it really difficult to understand her and to listen to the author read this book. This is one of the few books I have never finished.
Just don't even bother unless you like long winded professional gossip. I suppose the biggest drawback with me is that Ms. Perel narrated this as well. She doesn't leave you with anything more than a clinican's view of her client's problems who seem to have bigger problems than their sexual disfunctions.
I gave this four and one half hours. I won't do it again.
I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!
Its a different sort of book, probably because it is not american. It does not give you a step by step approach to solving your problems, or the how to relationship manual. It engages you in a open ended discussion about couples, fidelity and how we view sex and attraction inside couples.
I love that the author has opened up this discussion, something that I believe we need to talk about and think more. This is the second book of its kind I read, and plan to read more, as it is such an important and interesting subject.
The only fault I find in this book are the French words. It is meant to make it cooler and sexy, but really, the book is in english! I knew some of the words as I do have some basic french, but each time I heard one I though to myself "not cool!" as on an audiobook, you don't even get the spelling to be able to go and look for it!
The narration was good for a author narration, but of course a professional narration is always better.
All and all, a great and fun read!
I simply loved this book. I purchase the audiobook and then kindle book. I enjoyed every chapter, and I plan on reading and listening to it for a second time.
Ester did a wonderful job writing and narrating this book. I highly recommend it!
I've listened through this book at least twice. The guidance and the illustrative stories make this an easy read.
I found that there is actually quite a bit of concordance with Kosher Lust by Rabbi Boteach... they both have similar advice, but come at from two different perspectives... One is the academic therapist, the other a popular religious author and counselor. When I hear two different perspectives bring the same message, I'm thinking that there is likely some basic truth involved. Two of the similar conclusions that come to mind, from both books, is the value of separation (with then coming together), as well as maintaining some mystery and awe of your partner.
I had first heard Esther Perel's TED talk on a related topic, and I was impressed with her perspective, which is why I purchased this book.
Her accent is easy to listen to...
There is some extremely valuable information in this book for every type of interpersonal relationship. Anyone who desires to either have a better more fulfilling relationship, understand what is actually occurring within their relationship, how to initiate a happier relationship by understand the potential pitfalls and to understand why your relationship has changed in a way that may be confusing to you should definitely read and study this book. Just so that you will understand the significance of my 5 star rating of this book, it is my highest rated book ever and in fact I listened to the entire book two complete times. The second time book marking critical points. The author Esther Perel is a practicing Psychologist who makes the listen fascinating by including case histories of her patients that bring her "lessons" to life in an often "steamy" but clinical manner. She is also the narrator and her very sexy accent increases the enjoyment of this listen. Many audio books are just boring even when they have good information, this book is definitely NOT BORING and will likely exceed (in all ways) even the most discriminating listener.
For single people in danger of getting romantically involved with another human being, ever, this is mandatory listening.
For couples... don't waste another minute... invite Esther Perel into your inner sanctum and let her read you this amazing book.
If you want a new more truthful way of loving and enjoying yourself and your partners. Please read or listen.