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Title F*ck feelings : one shrink's practical advice for managing all life's impossible problems / Michael I. Bennett, MD, and Sarah Bennet.
Author Bennett, Michael, 1945-
Publication New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xi, 370 pages ; 22 cm
Call # 158 B
Note In the title, the [u] in "fuck" is represented by an asterisk.
Includes index.
Summary "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. Need to stop screwing up? Feel like you're under a loser's curse? Work with an ass? Want to clear your name or get justice, rescue an addicted person, get closure after childhood abuse, get a lover to commit, not ruin your kid? Although other self-help books claim to reveal the path to happiness, F*ck Feelings warns that convincing yourself that there is such a path will actually lead you to feel like a true failure. What the Bennetts can promise you is that you can manage any situation life throws at you if you can keep your sense of humor, bend your wishes to fit reality, restrain your feelings, manage bad behavior, and do what you think is right. Life is hard. It's not fair. Our feelings cloud our rationality, and we become tangled in our efforts to achieve the impossible or change the unchangeable. In this groundbreaking, entirely sensible, and funny book, the Bennetts open the shrinks' secret solution manual and show you how to find a new kind of freedom by working toward realistic goals and doing the best with what you can control. They address the most common problems Dr. Bennett's patients bring to his private practice--problems with family, love, work, self-esteem, garden variety assholes, and more--and give you a script for going forward. With no-bullshit advice from a Harvard-educated shrink freed of all jargon and patronization by his smart-ass, comedy writer daughter, F*ck Feelings is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you've been looking for"-- Provided by publisher.
"The only self-help book you'll ever need, from a psychiatrist 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 solving all of life's impossible problems"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction: What's your goal? -- Fuck self-improvement -- Fuck self-esteem -- Fuck fairness -- Fuck helpfulness -- Fuck serenity -- Fuck love -- Fuck communication -- Fuck parenthood -- Fuck assholes -- Fuck treatment -- Afterword: Well, fuck me.
Subject Problem solving.
Problem-solving therapy.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Interpersonal relations.
Self-help techniques.
Interpersonal relations. (OCoLC)fst00977397
Problem solving. (OCoLC)fst01077890
Problem-solving therapy. (OCoLC)fst01077956
Self-actualization (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst01111481
Self-help techniques. (OCoLC)fst01111754
Addl. Author Bennet, Sarah.
Alt Title Fuck feelings
ISBN 9781476789996
3 holds on first copy returned of 2 copies

Location CALL # Status Message
 Clarendon Non-Fic  158 B    DUE 03-15-21  
 Marcy Non-Fic  158 B    DUE 03-15-21