The first edition of Radical Honesty became a nationwide best seller in 1995 because it was not a kinder, gentler self-help book. It was a shocker! In it, Dr. Brad Blanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explored the myths, superstitions and lies by which we all live. And this newly revised edition is even worse!
Blanton shows us how stress comes not from the environment, but from the self-built jail of the mind. What keeps us in our self-built jails is lying.
"We all lie like hell," Dr. Blanton says. "It wears us out...it is the major source of all human stress. It kills us." Not telling our friends, lovers, spouses, or bosses about what we do, feel, or think keeps us locked in that mind jail. The way out is to get good at telling the truth, and Dr. Blanton provides the tools we can use to escape from that jail of the mind. This book is the cake with the file in it.
In Radical Honesty, Dr. Blanton coaches us on how to have lives that work, how to have relationships that are alive and passionate, and how to create intimacy where none exists. As we have been taught by the philosophical and spiritual sources of our culture for thousands of years, from Plato to Nietzsche, from the Bible to Emerson, the truth shall set you free.
©1994,1996,2003 Brad Blanton (P)2007 Brad Blanton
This is definitely in my top 3 books that I've bought on Audible.com.
My favorite part is when he tells why he wrote the book and what he wants from writing it. He speaks from the heart and says most things people won't say, but could, if they were being honest.
Not so much. I guess I was inspired at the idea of being honest and what it can do for your life, mentally, emotionally, and physically. I really related to what he was saying from where I was in my life and seeing that a lot of what holds me back or creates the way I feel is from withholding what is true for me.
I love the idea of being honest in as many areas of life as possible! It's not always going to be easy, and like they say anything worth earning takes some effort. I also like how he describes the difference between being and mind. A distinction that isn't always covered in western society, and yet from my experience is key to knowing "yourself" so you can be honest about "who you are".
I love having someone read to me.
No way. The audio is horrible you can hear edits and the author bumping the microphone.
No. I have a rule: Never take relationship from anyone who has been divorced more than twice. Since this guy has divorce four times, he obviously doesn't know what he's talking about. He claims he has tremendous experience in the area. Yeah, right.
By far the worse read book I have gotten from Audible. Crappy edits, microphone noise, author boredom from his own reading.
Don't waste your time.
Yes. Brad Blanton is an though-provoking author. Unfortunately the recording is very bad.
One part of the book repeated... It may have been a whole chapter. Also, the way it was read was difficult to listen to.
The recording was poor.
Love it. Especially how by being 100% honest with someone else you express BOTH admiration and resentment as it's natural to feel both towards anybody. No filters and empathy will make you happy.
Han gjorde om mig till superman;)
Vissa tillfällen när jag lyssnade förstod jag allt ,tog åt mig osv.
tala sanning ,det ledde till bråk,därefter till skön tomhet.
Bra bok overall.dock läste han lite halv kasst
No one. The book contains no real story. All there is is "tell he truth". That's it, I told you the whole content of the book. Plus, the narration is really bad, don't know how audible permits this. Not always the author is the best narrator. You can hear him pauisng and stopping, breathing. Volume goes up and down, etc.
That there is no story at all. Or that all can be said in "tell the truth to everyone". That's it.
Not at all. Waste of money and time. I didn't finish the book, I tried to listen to it until chapter 11. I couldn't more, it was so boring. Once I listen to it during insomnia; it worked fine.
Don't buy it.
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