Don't they know how hard it is? The anxiety? The fear that you'll say something silly? If you could just say "goodbye" to being shy, you could get on with enjoying people, situations, and life!
Author Leil Lowndes knows firsthand how excruciating shyness is. "I remember standing on the sidelines at parties, wishing my dress matched the wallpaper to make me invisible," she says. "I wish I'd had this audiobook then. I am gratified that I can provide it for you now!" Based on the research of medical and health professionals, she has created dozens of ShyBuster exercises to cure your shyness.
If they worked for a woman who was shy around her own shadow, they will definitely work for you!
©2006 Leil Lowndes; (P)2006 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
"Sensible and based on desensitization techniques, or graduated exposure, therapists use in treating shyness and social phobia. A mixture of confessional by a formerly shy author and no-nonsense guide." (Publishers Weekly)
It's hard to believe this was published in 2006. The observations, examples, and suggestions may have been more appropriate in 1950. The vocabulary and the voice of the book are an impediment to the listener; it is difficult if not impossible to believe this author speaks to the contemporary consumer. Listen to an example carefully before you make this purchase. This book seems to me to fails to address the current day concerns of shy people. The advice seems more directed to an audience that would have been 20 years old in 1950.
I find Leil a delight to listen, i'm not really shy but I used to be, I bought this audio book because I do enjoy her voice and presentation, I listened to a few of her other books and yes found most of the things to be somewhat common sense but in todays world I see so many who act with no common sense that a reminder is refreshing as to how important some things really are. Someone commented that this info addresses issues from the 1950's , I agree , to a point, but people are people , the psychology hasn't changed for thousands of years so this stuff is still very valid. looks like some people are open and others want some magic formula to make things happen. sometimes the simplest advise is the best, you just have to put the effort in to making it work, then there are those who just like to complain so they can stay in their comfort zone and not do anything. Leil is great , the info is entertaining yet valuable, even if the whole book was a waste but just one idea helped someone realize something they took for granted or forgot over the years or even just didn't know, and it made a difference , then i'd say it was well worth the few dollars and few hours invested, perhaps to the complainers there is more going on than they realize, people who are overly critical and negative generally find themselves alone, shyness is the least of your problems. start with a book about positive thinking...
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