to Control What You CAN and Accept What You Can’t So
You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get on with Your Life
BY Sarah Knight
Read by Sarah Knight
December 31, 2018 / ASIN: B07GBG68MN
Nonfiction / Audiobook - 4 hours 32 minutes Note: Language
by Nicole Merritt
Ok, I am
not going to freak out, but this audiobook is a little over
the top. Honestly, if the author had presented this material
with less aggression about what she is telling the reader
not to freak out about; it would have come across more palatable.
Every other word is the “F bomb” which is overused
and takes away from the information she is trying to relay.
While there is some redeeming quality in her theory and some
of the help offered, there is simply just too much redundancy.
Her whole premise revolves around calming down and learning
how to take control of fear and anxiety. She speaks at the
height of her passion throughout the audio, which is intense
and breathless. For anyone who is listening to this book to
learn how to calm the “F” down, it may be a little
too intense. Knight does make a few good points, one of which
is regarding worry. She points out that worrying about things
that have not yet happened is a waste of time. It is far better
to prioritize, worrying about first things first. For chronic
worriers, this is good advice. And, she does give helpful
advice on how to accomplish that. She presents the age-old
advice of how to live with the things we cannot change, etc.
Still, there just isn’t a lot I can say about this audiobook
except, if you are a Sarah Knight fan and have listened to
her previous work, “The Life /changing Magic of Not
Giving a F*ck”, then you have been exposed to her style
and like it. For me, it is just too much “in your face”
and I feel much better now that I finished the audio and switched
it off. That calmed me right down.