F*ck Feelings: One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems (Hardcover)

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F*ck Feelings explores our lousy feelings and lousy behaviors in ways that are both pragmatic and hilarious.  It's a guide to handling the things in your life that are difficult with realistic expectations.  Thus, the Bennetts do not suggest that you can overcome any obstacle, rather that you can find the best way to react to obstacles, even when insurmountable.  If that seems bleak or overly negative, I can assure you that it's not.  If you fight the unwinnable battles with the presumption that they are winnable, you pretty much make everything worse for everyone.  That doesn't mean that you don't live up to your values or aspire to have a more meaningful life, it just means you don't exhaust your energy where it will never be rewarded.  

Although the book title seems to suggest that you should reject feelings altogether, it is more about letting go of useless negative energy and being realistic about your life while altering what you CAN control.  It's a good read for anyone looking to boost healthy behaviors and thoughts without getting too sentimental or magical about the process. 

— From Sarah


New York Times Bestseller

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.

Here is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you've been looking for

Need to stop screwing up? Want to become a more positive person?
Do you work with an ass? Think you can rescue an addicted person?
Looking for closure after abuse? Have you realized that your parent is an asshole?
Feel compelled to clear your name? Hope to salvage a lost love?
Want to get a lover to commit? Plagued by a bully?
Afraid of ruining your kid? Ready to vent your anger?

In this brilliantly sensible and funny book, a Harvard-educated shrink and his comedy-writing daughter reveal that the real f-words in life are "feelings" and "fairness." While most self-help books are about your feelings and fulfilling your wildest dreams, F*ck Feelings will show you how to find a new kind of freedom by getting your head out of your ass and yourself onto the right path toward realistic goals and feasible results. F*ck Feelings is the last self-help book you will ever need.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476789996
ISBN-10: 1476789991
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 384
Language: English