Dr. Thomas J. Harbin helps men understand their anger by explaining what the specific symptoms of chronic anger are and by showing angry men how their actions negatively affect family, friends and co-workers. He offers simple exercises-developed especially for men-that will help men to control their violent feelings, identify when and why they get angry, and to form new habits to prevent anger before it starts. Women, too, will learn essential strategies for understanding and helping the angry men in their lives.
Beyond Anger is:
Free of fancy doctor talk and complicated theories, Beyond Anger talks to men in everyday language and provides a wealth of important resources. It is an invaluable guide for the many men struggling to come to terms with their inner battles and to take positive action, and for everyone who has an angry man in their life
©2000 Thomas J. Harbin; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
I've Just started listening to this book and I swear as soon as I heard the forward/preface when Harbin discloses his own experience with anger, his views on his relationship with his wife and the way he felt inside and reacted to life, i immediately identified with him- I felt like he was describing me. Here's the catch, I am a woman, who now knows for sure that I have a problem with anger and now I have some hope that I can get better. I doubt if there is anyone better suited to give advice about dealing with anger than a formerely angry person. I look forward to finishing this book- I hope to put it to good use. This is a really great book with all the case reviews, examples of different anger- it may help someone to find happiness and alternatives to the way we react to anger. I highly recommend this book, if for nothing else, to just finally bring yourself out of denial.
I used to be an angry man. I would argue with anyone, punch walls, break electronics, scream at my students, grit my teeth and insult my girlfriend. At the end of every day I was sure I was going to lose my job, get dumped and die friendless, penniless and alone.
This book profoundly changed my life.
Mr. Harbin's guide to managing and handling male anger is probably the most useful book I have ever read.
One of the best parts of this book is an early chapter where Harbin outlines exactly what kind of behavior constitutes anger. This was enough for me, as I realized almost the entirely of my conscious thought was devoted to depressing thoughts and instincts.
During the opening chapters Harbin also provides some portraits of angry men, which were really helpful for identifying my own personal traits.
The book includes anger management techniques, a chapter for the partners and spouses of angry men and a solid sociological analysis of why and how men become angry.
Two weeks in and my co-workers and girlfriend have noticed a distinct change in my behavior. Most importantly, I don't leave work angry, bitter and fearful. The net result has been way less stress and more clarity in my life.
This book is great.
I got a lot out of this book until it started to discuss men's interactions with women. I am single and was hoping for a concentration on men's anger, not conflicts with women.
Well spoken and good intonation..
Life long learner of all sorts of things.
I really enjoyed this book. The author is the fellow who reads it, and he is top notch.
No drama queen here.
Nor is the author one to pull punches, or be over harsh either. He has a very good balance between showing patterns a person can get into, explains the various solutions. Very neat.
If a person is wanting some common sense things to consider, then this is your book.
In the first chater, the author includes a 100 question evaluation test, so you can gauge where you are at. Very well done.
I highly recomend this book.
This is a good book, but it will be most useful to men with serious anger issues. The guy who only occasionally gets angry, and just wants a little help with controlling his anger even better, well, this might not be the best choice for you. If you don't have an anger problem, you might start to think you do while listening to this book. It is assumed that you do have an anger problem. I was hoping for more practical tips, but instead found a lot of background information about how angry men get to be angry, and the thinking that often underlies their anger. It is assumed that men have lots of problems with women, and that men often have stereotypical macho attitudes toward women. There is no mention at all of gay or bisexual men here. Still, a reasonably intelligent look at the anger issues many men may be dealing with.
A great look at what triggers anger and what drives it. An honest perspective on male anger and how to control it, and a great read for anyone who thinks they need to take a good look at themselves.
I listened to this book, mainly so I can understand what's behind the anger in the men in my life. A lot of what he said made a sense and I even found myself relating to some of the reasons behind the anger. I would recommend this to any guy who has problems with his anger and doesn't know why. However, I wouldn't recommend it for a guy who hasn't accepted that he has a problem with anger. It may just make him angrier.
I buy and listen here mostly popular science books and some how-to books. I believe I have broadened my horizons a lot by doig so.
Collected informations are presented in a way that catches attention and helps to keep the knowledge for the needs of future life.
How admitting I have a problem is the most important action to take. Numerous examples, even the shocking ones (young people going violent immediately after childhood)
The least interesting was the list of medicaments :))
Right for (the) task.
Yes, but I managed it only after several partial listenings.
Good to practice English listening for a learner. Not too difficult to follow.
I wasn't much of a reader and found that while I'm driving to and from work, it help a great deal to listen. This book was great and even helped while driving with the crazy people on the road. I got hooked and couldn't stop listening. A great book and writer. Another I found to be good as well was No More Mr. Nice Guy. I even listened to this twice.
Very long winded you can't wait for it to end, please end
boring information I have heard before, just in a long winded format
the first three hours of the book could be about ten minutes
The author does understand the material and I usually do not write a review that is not positive, but I don't believe all the reviews on this site and I do think this is an accurate depiction of this book.
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