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Some stories are too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly - unless they can be shared anonymously. TED and Audible present, Sincerely, X, featuring speakers whose ideas deserve to be heard but whose identities must remain hidden. From lifesaving rituals to the unexpected gift of a prison sentence to the consequence of physician burnout; you won’t know the storyteller’s name, but their story may change you forever.

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I loved it.

Once I got around to trying this series, I just ripped through it. All the stories are inspiring and alter my perspective and opinions. In fact because of one person's story on her panic attack in a optical shop, I jumped on an opportunity to be trained in mental health first aide when the chance arose unexpectedly. I learned so much by listening to the stories of these anonymous people. I really hope that Ted will continue to reach out to people like them and help share their stories though platforms such as this. Thank you

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Great Book

Really enjoyed the listen, hoping for a 2nd edition. There is a minimum of 15 words required.

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Just Listen...

I didn't know what to expect listening to these, but I was thoroughly surprised. I enjoyed listening to every single one of these, and could relate to some more than others. I only have a couple left to listen to, and I'm extremely upset that there aren't anymore to download. Worth my time and listen.

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  • Michelle Anderson
  • 2019-05-20

Wonderfully Enlightening

As a person who thinks they’re pretty adept at viewing other perspectives I found this series riveting and wildly entertaining! I found each talk to be insightful, thoughtful and heartfelt. My favorite talk was from the inner city AP English teacher. I have never thought about how children growing up in urban poverty might act out because I’m so far removed from the environment. After hearing the talk I couldn’t imagine how frustrating it must be for the children and teachers, I’m so grateful we have people like the speaker in the world to help these kids and as a mom of 5, I took to heart what was said and will apply it to my own children and our lives. I hope there will be more talks soon, I can’t get enough!

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  • Chris Knight
  • 2019-03-01

Touching Anecdotes

Honest stories from real people, an enjoyable series. Add an experienced narrator and you get a great listen.

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  • Jamiekay
  • 2020-03-04

I wanted more! very Theraputic

Thank you...I heard my story being read out loud and I got a little bit of closure I need to start to heal. Thank you all for being so brave and sharing your battles. truly healing...

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  • Heather Sky
  • 2020-03-03

She reveals nothing about how depression feels.

She suffers from sadness not depression. Depression is not maliable as she asserts. Nothing can move you emotionally when you are depressed. You have no control over your emotions. What she asserts is dangerous. Depression allows you to take pleasure in nothing.

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  • Melissa
  • 2019-12-31

What an eye opener!

I love the idea that we get to hear stories the no one would want to share on a TED talk. There are things in life that are just to personal, embarrassing or scary to get up in front of a stage and talk about. These are the story of Sincerely, X!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-10-10

Inspiring

I liked that the stories featured in sincerely acts were told by people who chose to learn from their experience and to rise above it instead of blaming others for their circumstances. And went beyond that by helping others through their challenging experiences. We need more of that in our country today. The people who told their stories rose above the sometimes horrifying experiences in their life to tell their story and to help others who are also struggling. They chose to take a positive journey towards a solution rather than a negativeone in which they feel sorry for themselves and blame others. I enjoyed each and every story and it help me understand mental illness better.

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  • Debosity
  • 2020-08-03

Grounding, and Uplifting

I want to meet these people!! wow & 10 just was the greatest capstone on a mountain of heart and honesty that rose continually throughout these segments. Rose may not be right - they were stories found with a great eye for a person at home enough in their story now - that, in the sharing, we travel with them through their dark night of the soul to arrive at another place. Love the concept of anonymous. Yes, I said I wanted to know them. ... - but - I had the only thing they really could give me. and I didn't have to rush out and xyz: scour, grab, buy books. I listened and sat with them. Lucky to have that experience.

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  • Le Vu My Linh
  • 2020-02-15

Personal and honest

The stories are raw and personal and inspiring. But the sound editing (effects, background music etc) makes it less sincere and cheapen the whole experience.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-01-13

Not My Cup of Tea

struggled to finish, just wasn't what I thought it would be -interesting. Especially the mental health related episodes.

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  • Lisa
  • 2019-11-04

Burnout

I think this speaker was awfully hard on herself. I am not so convinced she could have talked this patient into staying. A medical provider can only do so much.