• The Angry Therapist

  • By: John Kim
  • Narrated by: John Kim
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (205 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tackling relationships, career, and family issues, John Kim, LMFT, thinks of himself as a life-style designer, not a therapist. His radical new approach, that he sometimes calls “self-help in a shot glass” is easy, real, and to the point. He helps people make changes to their lives so that personal growth happens organically, just by living.  

Let’s face it, therapy is a luxury. Few of us have the time or money to devote to going to an office every week. With anecdotes illustrating principles in action (in relatable and sometimes irreverent fashion) and stand-alone practices and exercises, Kim gives listeners the tools and directions to focus on what's right with them instead of what's wrong. When John Kim was going through the end of a relationship, he began blogging as The Angry Therapist, documenting his personal journey post-divorce. Traditional therapists avoid transparency, but Kim preferred the language of "me too" as opposed to "you should". He blogged about his own shortcomings, revelations, views on relationships, and the world. He spoke a different therapeutic language - open, raw, and at times subversive - and people responded. The Angry Therapist blog, that inspired this book, has been featured in The Atlantic Monthly and on NPR

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Great Book. a must listen audio book

I've been reading and listening to self-help books since the late 1990s. most are really dry and hard to listen to. most the techniques and the stories come from some authority type place. trying to get the message from these books I find it be difficult like you're at the principal's office or listening to a grandfather discipline you. John Kim reads this book and tells his stories like he's a friend that you can hang out with. he shares his struggles and the way he overcame them in way that your best friend would share with you

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Highly recommend

This is the 3rd book of his I’ve read. I have enjoyed them all. His perspective is new and unique.

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understanding transparency

I have listened to this book a few times and will be listening another just so I don't miss anything or miss understand what is being said. I enjoyed it this much.

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Map for the Mind?

"pain and pleasure, the sovereign masters of man" This book is a guide for the maze we call mind.

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Very Relateable

John's rawness is what captured me. Not only have I been applying this to my own life, ironically, but as a fellow Therapist, I also work with my clients with supporting them through this journey of acceptance and owning their lives in order to be able to fully embrace themselves holistically. I appreciate every single chapter in this book and all that they share. This one is a MUST on our bookshelves/audio.

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Loved it!

About to listen for a second time. Hoping to pick up anything that I might have missed.

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Love the Angry Therapist!

Love this human and everything he has to say in this book. Practical approaches you can work on, all by yourself. Very similar to going to see and talk to a therapist, but for a fraction of the cost. Put in the work, dive into yourself, be consistent, see results. Send him a thank you after you are whole again!

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Really good book !!

Definitely felt like I needed some of the words here. Everything is straight up and to the point glad I reed this

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Listen to this first, then “Single. On Purpose”

Great listen for only 4 hours. I bought “Single. On Purpose” and decided to get this one too. It is a great to-the-point book about how to make impactful changes in your life.

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good content

although what's found in this audiobook is nothing new, it is nicely put together. I found the reinvention of basic words or concepts a bit tedious. although this was unnecessary it didn't detract too much from the basic principles. his enthusiasm for very basic concepts often comes across as naive and adolescent. nonetheless, I believe this book is a nice addition to the self-help Cannon.

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