I actually speeded the narration up to 125% (I'm using the audible app to listen to this). At normal speed it is just too slow.
There is too much information to listen too in one sitting. However, at the same time it was way too interesting to follow the authors recommendation to only do one chapter a week and try out each will power experiment for a week before moving on.
This book has a great mix of both quick and easy fixes for how you think about your "willpower challenge" (losing weight, spending less, working out more, ect ), as well as some long term changes. The book is structured so that each chapter discusses current research and case studies/success stories before summarizing with a single method/strategy to increase your willpower. The idea is that one or two or ... of the discusses methods will work for you in your particular challenge, while others won't.
This is one of those stories that you kind of feel guilty for listening too, but just when you are about to change to something deeper, there is a shining moment that makes you think "That's right! That is exactly what high school/college was like!"
This book DID make me do both. And at the same time there were parts where all I could do was roll my eyes and think "drama drama drama!"
I think 95% of people will really enjoy this book (if you have an interest in "coming of age" type books), but there are definitely places where you will also probably feel a little silly for listening to soap operas.
I liked the many different topics that were covered. The author investigates both classic ideals of modern behavior in an introvert vs extrovert sense, as well as diving into new research on personality traits as related to classic introvert and the new thinking on self-monitor and high sensitivity. Another interesting aspect of the book is the discussion on how introverts classically feel shame for enjoying solitude more than social events. This topic crops up in multiple places and was a real "aha" moment for me.
Very soothing voice, good speed. Overall very easy to listen to.
No. There was too much to think about.
I am adding this to a list of books I want to purchase and have on hand for when my daughter (now 1 year old) begins to read on her own. It has a lot of parts that really hit home for me. One of those books that shines a little bit of light on part of you that is "wrong" and makes you realize that no, it's not "wrong" it's just the way you are.
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