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I came in with high hopes...

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-19

Audio wise, the production was sub-par. Whoever did the sound engineering had the narrator cut in so often, small snippets of speech that did not gel with the rest of the audio. After 10 hours I got somewhat used to it, but I was surprised that an audible production was so low-quality... it sounded awkward and clumsy and unnatural.

As for the story, I’m not a surfer, but I appreciated this book. My only real critique is that it didn’t dive into the emotional depths that I need from a memoir. It felt very surface-level and focused more on description and facts. Personally, I don’t enjoy that type of writing. Also, it was entirely too long for my liking. Half the length would have been perfect for me.

Still, as a non-surfer, I found myself lost in his descriptions of waves and trips: it felt exciting at times!

I appreciate her vulnerability

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-02

I admire and respect the tenacity it takes to put one’s self out there with this kind of book! I honour this person’s story.

I also didn’t really enjoy the story so much... I connected with it in parts and I also found it challenging and ultimately not that enjoyable... I also have a BPD diagnosis, so I recognize how challenging ALL of this is. I found myself wanting to shout “can you stop blaming everyone else for your feelings and just OWN them and feel them!?” I realized (while listening to this) why other people have such a hard time empathizing with people who have these deep attachment wounds and trauma...

My enjoying this book in now way means I don’t honour and respect the vulnerability it takes to publish this memoir.

Fascinating topic, boring book.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-16

The author, came off (to me), as cold, inhuman and pretentious. Once the book moved into the actual trial, I felt bored and uninterested. If I wasn’t so stubborn about fully finishing books I start, I would have stopped listening at about hour 8 (out of a tedious 26 hours).

10/10

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-31

This book has been truly life changing for me in understanding my own (and other people’s) trauma! I recommend it to every and any one.

Very helpful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-15

My therapist recommended this book to me and I find it so insightful!! I found the narrator was hard to pay attention to, so I had to listen to it quickly. I found this book to be a crash course on all things attachment: psychologically and emotionally speaking.

Such a powerful tool!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-22

I judge that I’ll be re-listening to this many time over the next few years. I find it SO useful for myself—someone who’s struggled with depression, anxiety, and an inability to identify my feelings for ~20 years! The change triangle works.

Interesting for anyone with a tyrant for a father

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-09

I related a lot to Juan’s experience with his dad and I felt inspired by how Juan learned to accept him for who he was and what he was capable of offering Juan. I’m not there with my father...

Also, bonus points for “narration by author”—I appreciate that!

Mhm!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-15

I’m in love with Harris Wittels! So, duh, I loved this book. If you have dealt with loss and/or grief, I think this is a very validating book. Plus....IT’S ABOUT HARRIS!!! ♥️

I love you, mr wittels

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-15

I’ve been obsessed with Harris ever since I heard him on Comedy Bang Bang years ago. This book isn’t AMAZING, but it’s worth a purchase/listen if you like hearing his voice (like I do)!

Enlightening!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-15

While I find some of what the author wrote about to be problematic, I am so thankful I found out about her and the concept of childhood emotional neglect. It perfectly explains why I’ve struggled for so long and not been able to pin point any ONE reason for my problems: “I guess I’m just crazy and needy and annoying.”

I’ve done a lot of healing since hearing her interview on The Mental Illness Happy Hour (I bought this audiobook after hearing it). This is DEFINITELY worth a listen to if you suspect you may have experienced emotional neglect (you probably did...)