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F*ck feelings : one shrink's practical advice for managing all life's impossible problems / Michael Bennett, MD, Sarah Bennet.

Bennett, Michael, 1945- (author.). Bennet, Sarah, (author.).
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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 158 BEN F*C (Text) 34207001957597 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Eckhart PL - Main 158.1 BEN (Text) 840191002648808 Adult Nonfiction - Upper Level Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville 158 BENNETT (Text) 33946003048019 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor In transit -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 158 BEN (Text) 39391006693129 Nonfiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 158 BEN (Text) 78551000525119 Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 158 BENN (Text) 39231033105715 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476789996
  • ISBN: 1476789991
  • ISBN: 9781476790008
  • ISBN: 1476790000
  • Physical Description: xi, 370 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical resources (pages [349]-351) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: What's your goal? -- Fuck self-improvement. Taking back the reins of your life (after a stampede) ; Getting to the root of your problem and tearing it out ; Becoming a more positive person ; Stop fucking up ; Curing yourself of addiction -- Fuck self-esteem. Fighting the loser's curse ; Unleashing the power of persuasion ; Standing up to bullies ; Overcoming the stigma of disability ; Saving your kid's self-esteem -- Fuck fairness. Defending your right to live in safety ; Getting closure after childhood abuse ; Getting a square deal ; Clearing your name ; Getting justice and/or closure -- Fuck helpfulness. Easing others' sorrow ; Rescuing the addicted ; Protecting victims of injustice ; Brokering peace at home ; Raising the downtrodden -- Fuck serenity. Stop hating the ones you love ; Accepting the inescapably annoying ; Facing fear ; Healing heartache ; Accepting enmity -- Fuck love. Finding someone ; Getting to commitment ; Changing for love ; Enjoying healthy sex ; Salvaging lost love -- Fuck communication. Nurturing closeness ; Airing trauma ; Venting anger ; Life-changing conversation -- Fuck parenthood. Not ruining your baby ; Stopping constant parent/child conflict ; Raising a jerk ; Living with a learning disability ; Rebuilding divorce-damaged parenting -- Fuck assholes. Fucked by your nearest and dearest asshole ; My parent, the asshole ; Rising up from an asshole takedown ; Saving assholes from their shit ; Living and working with inescapable assholes -- Fuck treatment. Getting treatment ; Getting your fill of treatment ; Getting treatment for the unwilling -- Afterword: Well, fuck me.
Summary, etc.:
"The only self-help book you'll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can't change, and do the best with what you can control--the first steps to managing all of life's impossible problems. Need to stop screwing up? Feel like you're under a loser's curse? Work with an ass? Want to clear your name or get justice, rescue an addicted person, get closure after childhood abuse, get a lover to commit, not ruin your kid? Although other self-help books claim to reveal the path to happiness, F*ck Feelings warns that convincing yourself that there is such a path will actually lead you to feel like a true failure. What the Bennetts can promise you is that you can manage any situation life throws at you if you can keep your sense of humor, bend your wishes to fit reality, restrain your feelings, manage bad behavior, and do what you think is right. Life is hard. It's not fair. Our feelings cloud our rationality, and we become tangled in our efforts to achieve the impossible or change the unchangeable. In this groundbreaking, entirely sensible, and funny book, the Bennetts open the shrinks' secret solution manual and show you how to find a new kind of freedom by working toward realistic goals and doing the best with what you can control. They address the most common problems Dr. Bennett's patients bring to his private practice--problems with family, love, work, self-esteem, garden variety assholes, and more--and give you a script for going forward. With no-bullshit advice from a Harvard-educated shrink freed of all jargon and patronization by his smart-ass, comedy writer daughter, F*ck Feelings is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you've been looking for"-- Provided by publisher.
"The only self-help book you'll ever need, from a psychiatrist who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can't change, and do the best with what you can control--the first steps to solving all of life's impossible problems"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Problem solving.
Problem-solving therapy.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Interpersonal relations
Self-help techniques.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General.
PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations.
SELF-HELP / General.

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