F*ck Feelings

F*ck Feelings

One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems

Book - 2015
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2015]
ISBN: 9781476789996
Branch Call Number: 158 Be
Characteristics: xi, 370 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bennett, Sarah (Humorist)
Alternative Title: Fuck feelings


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Apr 27, 2018

The content is good, however the format/layout/writing is very disappointing. It at times feels more like an outline that is poorly divided and repetitive. After getting the central point by the first 1/3, I felt I could have written the rest except maybe the jokes. That said: the central message is actually very good and applicable for self help, psychotherapy and life in general. The book however could have been much better written/produced.

Mar 29, 2017

It's refreshing. Yeah, gratuitous profanity, but, as reported in the New York Times, people are swearing more since our rabidly partisan presidential election anyway-- including me. What I like are the practical battle plans for dealing with those f*cking feelings. Carrying out a plan could be done in collaboration with a therapist.

blessings100 Jun 24, 2016

This book is pretty much about accepting who you are weaknesses and strength. Agreeing that life does stink at times and you can not change or help others. You can only take control over how you choose to deal with certain problems. Good and funny read.

Jan 08, 2016

meh. Not that good

Dec 19, 2015

I mean, really, the title says it all. I listened to the audio version of Michael Bennett, M.D. & Sarah Bennett's book F*ck Feelings and while it was funny, down to earth and entertaining, I don't think anyone should take this too seriously as a self help book.
I am not sure I have a ton to say about this book. It kept me entertained, had lots of potty-mouthed humor, and was a no-nonsense guide to solving "problems" in your life. I will warn readers- if you are thinking of reading this as a serious self-help book, just don't. Sure it's written my a doctor, but adding in his daughter who is a comedic writer just makes this a long SNL sketch.
The entire book can pretty much be summed up like this: Life sucks. Not everything can be fair and equal. Some things you just can't change. You can't control everything. Learn to live with problems and issues that can't be changed. Of course, the humor of how all this is said is hilarious when you add constant cuss words.
This book was amusing but repetitive. After the first couple chapters you can pretty much get the gist of what they are trying to tell the reader. It could have been a lot shorter, and if not for the comedy aspect I would have stopped reading a quarter of the way through.
A 3 star read for me. Mainly because of the title and all the crude humor and profanity.


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