• Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

  • By: Julie Smith
  • Narrated by: Julie Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (354 ratings)

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Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

By: Julie Smith
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“Smart, insightful, and warm. Dr. Julie is both the expert and wise friend we all need.” (Lori Gottlieb, New York Times best-selling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and cohost of the Dear Therapists podcast)

Drawing on years of experience as a clinical psychologist, online sensation Dr. Julie Smith provides the skills you need to navigate common life challenges and take charge of your emotional and mental health in her debut book.

Filled with secrets from a therapist's toolkit, Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before teaches you how to fortify and maintain your mental health, even in the most trying of times. Dr. Julie Smith’s expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient, whether you want to manage anxiety, deal with criticism, cope with depression, build self-confidence, find motivation, or learn to forgive yourself. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before tackles everyday issues and offers practical solutions in bite-sized, easy-to-digest entries that make it easy to quickly find specific information and guidance. 

Your mental well-being is just as important as your physical well-being. Packed with proven strategies, Dr. Julie’s empathetic guide offers a deeper understanding of how your mind works and gives you the insights and help you need to nurture your mental health every day. Wise and practical, Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before might just change your life.  

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Julie Smith (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Monotonous

I was so excited to download this book after following her on Instagram. I really love her Instagram posts and will have to continue loving them cause this book was so hard to listen to. I couldn’t focus on anything she was saying because the tone was monotonous, barely any pauses in her sentence structure and the lack of inflection of her voice kept throwing me off. There was no time to digest anything she was saying, as she moved swiftly from topic to topic. I found myself getting lost in other thoughts as this was background noise in my ears. I returned it to Audible.

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Great narration and information

I found this author on TikTok, and it was a no-brainer for me whether or not to purchase it. Being less than the price of a therapy session and having immediate access when I was struggling with sleep due to stress were the key factors in buying. I will admit that at first I found the voice and narration a bit too soothing - to the point where I would find myself zoning out and not being conscious of the information being said. What I decided to do was remove myself from my normal environment (home, where I also work, which has now become a very stress-filled space). I took this audiobook out into nature and listened while being in the wilderness, away from the city. It was only then that I found myself being very present and able to actually digest the information. I will say, that several times I found myself saying, “Why has nobody told me this before?” So, I think the author reached her goal. Great job! The information in this book will take months/years and repeated listens to truly understand and put into practice, but I’m glad that I have it.

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2nd volume

This book is amazing I learned lots of stuff and it was very interesting despite me hating reading or listening to books, everything in this book kept me engaged and interested….. I really hope you can make a 2nd part for this book with more information like this.

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Great self help book!

Thank you for writing this book! I’ve loved your Instagram videos for the last few months and I really love this book. I think it will be very helpful in life.

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Excellent and Compact guide for Life Issues

The audio for starters is amazing. The book has a lot of guidelines for people to refer to when they need it. The language is plain and simple. The toolkits are nice and practical. Overall a very good mental health guide for everyday living. Even if you are in therapy this is a great book to refer to.

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Absolutely loved it!

I've been following Dr. Julie Smith on Facebook for well over a year, and find her information to be very timely and helpful. I was delighted to hear that she was writing a book, and it does not disappoint.

It's full of great information, fun to listen to and easy to understand. I like it so much that I bought the audiobook and Kindle version for myself, and plan to get the hard copy for my 14 year old daughter. Just wonderful - highly recommend!!

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Amazing

I have read MANY self help books throughout my life. This book is honestly one of the BEST I ever have read! I enjoyed listening to Dr. Julie share her stories, examples and tools that I honestly wish I had been told earlier. They are simple and easy to follow. Her kindness and genuineness is evident through the book. I am incredibly grateful for her willingness to share these things with the world and only wish I could have her be my personal therapist! Thank you Dr Julie for this amazing book!!!

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standard CBT guide

the only way the reader has not heard these strategies before is if they have never read any other CBT book. It's interesting that the author claims it's more than about cognitions, then spend the next few chapters talking about cognitions. Nevertheless, it's actually a pretty good read if you're not familiar with the information.

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Not your usual self-help book

Dr. Julie nailed it with this book! As a trauma survivor - I vowed to not read self help books but this book normalizes and helps the reader understand different feelings and behaviors and where they stem from! Why hasn’t anyone told you this before? Because no one wanted to tell you that we all have to work on ourselves before we can do anything else.

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From simple to complex the help that you could need

The book ranges from easy to implement tools to more complex tools. Laid out in an easy to understand format. Opens good start to help yourself and with any mental block holding you back from a happier life. From stopping the negative thoughts to implementing behaviors walks you through step by step stopping along the way to practice your new thought processes and behaviors.