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Shook One

Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me
Written by: Charlamagne Tha God
Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times best-selling author of Black Privilege and cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxiety to reach that elusive next level of success.

Fear is holding you back. It’s time to turn the tables and channel your fears to actually fuel your success.

Being “shook” is more than a rap lyric for Charlamagne; it’s his mission to overcome. While it may seem like he is ahead of the game and should have nothing to worry about, he is still plagued by anxieties - fear of being weak; fear of being a bad dad; fear of being a worse husband; and, ultimately, fear of failure. Shook One chronicles his journey to beat back those fears and empowers you to no longer be held back from your potential.

Shook One details the ways anxiety has been a driving force in Charlamagne’s life since childhood. For many years, he stressed over what he thought were personal shortcomings: being unpopular in school, potential rejection by women, being ugly, and, worst of all, falling into the life of stagnation or crime that caught up so many of his friends and family in his hometown of Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

Even after achieving national prominence as a radio personality, Charlamagne still found himself paralyzed by thoughts that he wouldn’t be able to take his career to the next level. But now, in Shook One, he is working through these problems with help from mentors, guests on his show, and therapy. He knows therapy and showing weakness are anxiety-producing in the black community, but this is one of the reasons he wants to own his truth - to clear a path for others in hopes they won’t feel shame while dealing openly with their mental health. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Charlamagne Tha God (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Exactly what I needed. Delivered on my expectations. 2/2 from Cthagod. Can't wait for the third!

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Raw truth about mental health

Charlamagne Tha God doesn’t hold back talking about mental health. His raw recount of his experience makes you feel like you’re not alone in your journey of discovery and healing. To see a successful man go through the same things other people with anxiety goes through gives people hope that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Great book, highly recommended

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Charlamagne delivers as always.

Story about a man dealing with anxiety and the fear of anxiety all his life.

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This was an excellent book

From beginning to the end of this audiobook Char was able to keep me engaged and entertained. The best part about this book is that it's made me realize and come to terms with the anxiety I've been feeling my entire life but had no idea what to label it, I always thought anxiety was just a bunch of panic attack's but this book made me realize different. Anxiety is very real and so many of us face it everyday and over some of the smallest things.

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Struggled to get to chapter 6 then just stopped. I think I was looking for something a bit deeper

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  • Ola Alabi
  • 2018-10-23

No sophomore slump!!

No sophomore slump!! I'm truly amazed at how much knowledge this man possesses. I just finished after listening all night. I didn't know what to expect because there tends to be a drop off in quality with many author's second book. Not this one!!! He is dropping gems!!! I can't wait for the 3rd one. Continue to live your truth!!!!

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  • La La
  • 2018-10-25

LAUGHED.CRIED.MADE A THEARPIST APPT B4 CH. 2

It's a saying when the student is ready "The teacher will appear" I needed this book. Sometimes my anxiety would give my anxiety; anxiety....yeah it was that bad. I never knew it wasn't normal until a group of friends stops talking to me because I was so paranoid. I moved from Cleveland, Ohio to LA and people began to think I was running from the law because I was so paranoid but my true friends just know that how I am. This book has changed my perception of that completely. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted and I can begin to work on my mental help and get better. Thank you, Thank you Thank you!!!!!
By chapter 2, I had already laughed out loud at work, cried and set a date to see a therapist.

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  • William Roque
  • 2018-10-26

Great Book !

Charlamagne Tha God has become my new favorite author , this and black privilege have easily become my favorite b
audibles to date.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-11-03

fearless

loved it❤
This book gave me clarity on a lot of things in life.
GREAT book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-26

Phenomenal!

This book is an eye opener and motivator. I appreciate the honesty and detailed stories of your life. We all go through similar things but are afraid to talk about them openly. Thank you Charlamagne for giving that hope that it is ok to talk to someone (therapist) and not worry about being judged!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-10-25

Phenomenal

Much needed insight on what’s truly needed to move forward with accepting mental health problems and learning how to deal with them. Love you bro!!

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  • Keana
  • 2018-10-25

#ForTheCulture

I’m a new Therapist and absolutely LOVED this book! In addition to how well written it is, I love how Charlemagne was able to describe his anxiety and experiences in therapy in a way that can easily be understood by people with no concept of what mental health and mental illness is. I also loved the clinical correlations which really help drive home Charlamagne’s point in how real mental issues are and WHY they are an issue. Overall, I have nothing but good things to say about this book. I will definitely be recommending it to everyone I know. LOL!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-10-25

Another 1 (DJ Khaled voice)

I love his honesty, he owns up to everything but gives a lesson with each confession! Amazing work, just love this guy!

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  • Gilbert Gomez
  • 2019-03-01

Wow

I liked the whole book and the story telling great book it helped me allot

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-10-25

top of the line content

top of the line content. charlamagne never fails to impress. will recommend this book heavily.

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