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Publisher: HarperCollins audio
Release Date:05/11/2004
ISBN: 0060723122
Format Reviewed: Audio CD - 3 hour / 3 compact discs
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Reviewed: 2004
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Fear and Other Uninvited Guests
Tackling The Anxiety, Fear and Shame That Keep us From Optimal Living and Loving
By Harriet Lerner
Read by Harriet Lerner

       “No one signs up for anxiety, fear, and shame, but we can't avoid them either. As we learn to respond to these three key emotions in new ways, we can live more fully in the present and move into the future with courage, clarity, humor, and hope. “

       In a timid, gentle voice, author Harriet Lerner gallantly tells us how to conquer anxiety, fear and shame. Lerner explains each emotion, as well as the reactions of rejection and anger. Lerner is anything but judgmental in her presentation. She puts gossip and other negative behaviors down to our natural human response. It’s just a matter of learning to control our “nonproductive reactions to these emotions.” Lerner boldly opens the door to her own life and uses her mistakes, as well has those of her clients, as examples. One thing Lerner recommends is facing fear head on. She shares the worst of her lectures. Instead of quitting, she perseveres and receives positive feedback from the audience. Lerner tells us how to get control in all areas of our life: relationships, family, and work.

      Fear and Other Uninvited Guests is a book for everyone, and not because of the adage “no one’s perfect,” but because Lerner delves into the human psyche and gently exposes the truth. Just as one smile creates another, sharing this audiobook will generate another positive existence.