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Discover 10 vital and extraordinary life lessons from one of the most important and influential philosophers and peace activists of the 20th century - Mahatma Gandhi - in this poignant and timely exploration of the true path from anger to peace, as recounted by Gandhi's grandson, Arun Gandhi. In the current troubled climate, in our country and in the world, these lessons are needed more than ever before.

"We should not be ashamed of anger. It's a very good and a very powerful thing that motivates us. But what we need to be ashamed of is the way we abuse it." (Mahatma Gandhi)

Arun Gandhi was just 12 years old when his parents dropped him off at Sevagram, his grandfather's famous ashram. To Arun, the man who fought for India's independence and was the country's beloved preeminent philosopher and leader was simply a family member. He lived there for two years under his grandfather's wing until Gandhi's assassination.

While each chapter contains a singular timeless lesson, The Gift of Anger also takes you along with Arun on a moving journey of self-discovery as he learns to overcome his own struggle to express his emotions and harness the power of anger to bring about good. He learns to see the world through new eyes under the tutelage of his beloved grandfather and provides a rare three-dimensional portrait of this icon for the ages.

The 10 vital life lessons strike a universal chord about self-discovery, identity, dealing with anger, depression, loneliness, friendship, and family - perfect for anyone searching for a way to effect healing change in a fractured world.

©2017 Arun Gandhi (P)2017 S&S Audio

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Life-Changing Book

This book has been life-changing for me. The depth of insights about the world we live in, human nature, and our role in bringing about positive change were at once inspiring, hopeful, meaningful, and immediately applicable to life. Every chapter left me feeling awed and in possession of new knowledge with which to live my life with increased meaning and purpose. I feel so lucky to have heard this story... I just can’t stop thinking about it. I recommend this book highly. If you will only read one book this year, “The Gift of Anger” should be the one.

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Had me until he unfollowed his own advise and became political

Had to turn it off. Really good message and storytelling.

Inserting all his opinion and select observations from obama and trump to lift one and criticise the other was unnecessary to get what would have been a powerful message.

Of you dont want to hear politics inserted conveniently especially towards the end, skip it.

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Loved everything about it.

I loved this book. I will probably read it again. loved hearing it right from the Grandson's voice. It was more authentic. I found myself craving to hear more. We love in a world that has forgotten that Charity Never Faileth!

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Absolutely Wonderful

I loved this book! The teachings are brilliantly simple. I feel like I got to know Gandhi and understand the nonviolent movement. The way I think of nonviolence has changed and I feel like this book and the lessons in it has given me a very applicable way to be a better person and to be happier. I would recommend this book to everyone!

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Truly a Gift of Gandhi!

Terrific book! Captured Gandhi's spirit and heart however I felt his grandson spoke greatly of his own political views. I do get the point he was attempting to make in expressing those view points. Stressing the need for peace practices instead explosive leadership. Overall wonderful book!

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A must read/listen for all ages

What made the experience of listening to The Gift of Anger the most enjoyable?

Mahatma's message that life long quest for truth is pursuit of happiness and joy.

Which character – as performed by Arun Gandhi – was your favorite?

The portrayal and narration are well presented through the mind of the grandchild who lived with Mahatma

Any additional comments?

Thanks Arun for sharing the story. It is such a heart warming book that have timeless lessons for any era and any generation.

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Arrogant and self righteous

The grandson does not share the purity of heart of Gandi. Often his personal bias and opinions are follow with"as my grandfather said". I doubt it.

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