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Publisher's Summary

A no-nonsense and helpful guide on how to cope with a slew of mental-health issues that are hell-bent on ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide

Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholes - having meltdowns, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. Your brain knows it's not good to do these things, but it can't help it sometimes - especially if it's obsessing about trauma it can't overcome. That's where this life-changing book comes in.

With humor, patience, science, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what's going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with old, or newly acquired, traumas (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder).

©2017 Faith G. Harper (P)2017 Microcosm Publishing

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Just not the right type of book for me

I found the audio quality poor and while I’m far from a prude the language was embarrassing and came across as trying too hard to be cool and edge. Audio quality and narration wasn’t great which made it even harder to listen to. I really wanted to like this audiobook it just wasn’t the right style for me.

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Way too much swearing

It's so sad that the author decided to swear so much she ruined her own book and pushes you away from the concepts she's trying to teach.

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Language Makes it hard to take author seriously

This book does make some good points near the end but the foul language and presentation makes it very hard to get past the first half of the book.

The recording sounds unprofessional and feels at times like an amateur’s podcast.

The language used is mainly for shock value and to get attention by the title. The consequences of that is the author does not feel knowledgeable about the subject although some good points are made.

I listened for free in the plus catalogue but I would not recommend spending any money for this book.

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give good infos for suffering people.

Im sure people will get excited healing after this book. I enjoyed the casaulness and vulgarity, lol

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Horrible audio quality

The audio quality is so bad and makes it difficult to listen to. The content of the book is good but the swearing is actually ridiculous. I understand the title of book and what the author is going for, but she swears unnecessarily at least every 4-5 sentences - making it cringey and takes away from the story...

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I should of known

swearing causes my anxiety, I should of know she would swear so much, book is called unfuck your brain. other that that, narrator reads in regular room, not using sound both, it sounds really bad. could not finish it.

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terrible audio.

wish they would have taken the time to actually try to be at par
couldn't listen more then 5 min

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Good information but too hard to listen to

I'm all for swearing but it seems like the author is trying too hard and it unfortunately takes away from the knowledge that they have. The audio is rather poor but with the combination of over swearing, makes it a hard listen

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Great content, terrible audio

Super informative content and engaging narrator but the audio quality and editing is just terrible.

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Not professional and very bad performance

I think this kind of books can be way more professional and still approachable to many people, even to the people that is struggling with issues mentioned in the book.
Also the performance is very bad, the quality of the sound is beyond low.
I would skip this book even if it's free and use that time with something better.

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  • Martin J. Fogarty
  • 2018-07-25

Untuck this recording quality

The echoey recording disrupts the delivery. Audible - have some standards and get this thing re recorded.

This is a smart person - with useful info -that was recorded in a do it yourself manner.

The crap quality of recording matters - audible-wtf?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-30

Not for intellectuals.

Looking for an intellectual, thought-provoking look at anxiety? This isn't it. This is the trashy college girl at the bar talking about her psychology class after about 4 beers. Just as she says something to grab your attention, she uses profanity in the most awkward and unprofessional way possible.

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  • Brady M
  • 2018-09-15

Horrible sound quality. Horrible.

Reading is difficult right now so I use audible. This book is useful, but I can never recommend the audible version because the sound is so horrible. I wonder how the author would feel if a recording engineer was out there trying to pass as a therapist. It’s almost impossible to listen to. It sound like she’s in a warehouse, edits are obvious (the including clipped words, the ambient sound is stressful — like a bad smell, the background noises, and even extra voices(!) now and then, are distracting. I hope she re-does it properly soon so I can recommend this recording. Her voice is fine, the sound quality is, yes, horrible — as if she just turned on her computer and started talking. No excuse for this except ignorance - it’s too easy to record decent sound nowadays. If I sound angry, well, that’s probly why I need this book. Look forward to when I can hear it.

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  • 2020-02-21

Horrible f*cking recording (and the cussing like a sailor is really annoying)

Ugh - I really want to like this book. I think the information is highly valuable and I was looking forward to listening... but then I started listening. First, did the author record this on her phone in her kitchen? Why oh why was there not more effort put in to getting a clear recording of this book? The tinny, echo is distracting, and -hello! - it’s an AUDIO book! A f*cking audiobook (as our author would say). Which leads me to my next point. The vulgar language - distracting and ridiculous. We get it - she’s a doctor who talks (and writes?) like a college girl who’s had twenty too many wine coolers (again). Yuck. Just dumb. Listening to this book makes me want to drink twenty too many wine coolers. Enough.

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  • Nam
  • 2018-11-20

Audio quality is awful.

The audio quality was so awful that it distracted me from all other qualities of this book. It sounds like it was recorded on someone’s cell phone. I got 2 hours into the book and couldn’t handle it anymore. The

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  • Erika H
  • 2018-11-09

the audio is horrible, it sounds like shes in a ba

the audio is horrible it sounds like she is in a bathroom, so much echo

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  • Atreju
  • 2019-04-08

Poor Audio Quality

Unfortunately this wasn't recorded with good/professional equipment and sounds like someone is yelling at you from across the room on speaker phone. very unpleasant to listen to. The information isn't especially helpful for anyone already familiar with therapy and a mindfulness about their behavior. Again the audio is a big drag

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  • Taylor Zabodyn
  • 2018-06-27

works

If you're struggling with anxiety, this book really does work. Fancy Dr. lady actually gives you helpful ways to say "screw you anxiety! I don't F with you" I wish the quality of the audio was better, but small price to pay when anxiety rules your life like it did mine.

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  • Mariela
  • 2019-03-06

Love the information hate the quality of the sound

This book had great tips on coping with traumas and really focusing on healing. The strategies and activities given were super useful . The sound quality though is awfull it sounds like was recorded at home.

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  • Ryan
  • 2020-01-27

Useful And Scientific Advice with a Lot of F**ks

First off, if you're going to rate a book one star because there are minor audio issues in the recording, please learn something about anger from this book.

Now, to the point. The author offers a lot of useful tools for dealing with all kinds of things including depression, anger, anxiety, grief, and addiction. Really helps break down what is happening when you feel these things. I'd recommend it to everyone honestly.

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