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Publisher's Summary

The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous best seller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold, demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be.

Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 20th-century psychology, The Courage to Be Disliked follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own life, free from the shackles of past experiences, doubts, and the expectations of others. It's a way of thinking that is deeply liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change and to ignore the limitations that we and other people have placed on us. The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefited from its wisdom. This truly life-changing audiobook will help you declutter your mind of harmful thoughts and attitudes, helping you to make a lasting change, achieve real happiness, and find success.

©2018 Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Fabulous. A must read!

Listened in almost one sitting. It is life changing. Complex concepts simply explained. Loved it.

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drawing a definitive line between you and the rest

this great book will definitely help the listener/reader achieve own goals. it draws a very clear line between yourself and everyone else. this will help you and whoever around you to live in peace and harmony. eventually everyone around you will benefit from it. I can recommend it enough for anyone who wants to unravel the questions about life and who we are.

one thing about the audio is, after a while, I started to predict the dialouge and to be honest, I got a little irritated by the narrator's voice. just my two cents.

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Narrating is a killer

I'm sure the overall lesson of the book is good but the narrator's voice is quite irritating. I just couldn't stay interested. I stopped at the second chapter.

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Good Ideas Delivered Inefficiently

I loved many of Adler's ideas but the Platonic dialogue device is a huge time-waster.

Also, the kid often struck me as an irritating brat. For instance, he kept shouting, "That's so hypocritical!" like it's the worst sin in the world but what he really seemed to mean was "contradictory." Maybe it was a translation problem.

Also, at times the old man's affection for the young boy he just met seemed a little creepy/pervy. Perhaps that's partly a performance problem and/or a cultural difference between Japan and America.

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Returned

I pride myself on being able to extract the cost of purchase via ideas, if not more from every book. There are some ideas worth exploring, however, so much of the narrative is confusing. The philosopher would say one thing then double back and refute his commentary. Honestly, it felt like another one of those propaganda books that inspires one to question themselves. I wanted to like it, but there are many reasons not to. Lastly, the editor or author needs to revise the layout it's all over the place. Hope you get something out of it, but I'm not their customer.

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Awesome

A great read. I would suggest to anyone. Entertaining and informative. I love the message.

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Great Stuff

this is a excellent book if you are really ready to change and face yourself. full of tough questions and hard to swallow answers but full of great knowledge and useful exercises. ps i kind of love hate this one.

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Wonderfully Simple and Profound!

I enjoyed every moment. The format of the student and philosopher dialogue was fun. There were a few situations where the student repeated his speech pattern to the result of the performance feeling repetitive at times, but overall it was well performed.

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I never finished the book.

I won't finish the book. I didn't care for the voices chosen to read it.

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Breakthrough information

They book shifted me and made me truly see that striving to be liked and striving to meet others expectations is the downfall towards us meeting goals and our happiness.