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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (89 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harriet Lerner Narrator: Harriet Lerner Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2004 ISBN:
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Unhappiness, says best-selling author Harriet Lerner, is fueled by three key emotions: anxiety, fear, and shame. They are the uninvited guests in our lives. When tragedy or hardship hit, they may become our constant companions.

With stories that are sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking, Lerner takes us from fear-lite to the most difficult lessons the universe sends us. We learn:

  • How to have the courage to speak, act, and show up when we are anxious and afraid
  • How to deal with the fear of not being good enough and the shame of feeling essentially flawed and inadequate
  • How to stay calm and clear in an anxious, crazy workplace
  • How to manage fear and despair when things fall apart
  • How positive thinking helps and harms
  • How to be our best and bravest selves, even when we are terrified

No one signs up for anxiety, fear, and shame, but we can't avoid them either. As we learn to respond to these three key emotions in new ways, we can live more fully and move into the future with courage, clarity, humor, and hope. Fear and Other Uninvited Guests shows us how.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shayne | 8/1/2013

    " This book was ok. It was another one I listened to on CD in my car. It might have been better if I had read the book as the author's reading style was distracting. But it was ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 4/7/2012

    " Some of the stuff in this book was very helpful to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jo | 3/16/2012

    " If you have ever had to deal with trauma, this can really help "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckinley | 1/29/2012

    " Fear and other uninvited guests "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 9/8/2011

    " So many good insights and a great reminder that these dark emotions are part of the universal human experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 5/14/2011

    " this book is very intriguing ... its difficult for me to grasp the magnitude of baggage we drag around that developed many years ago in our childhood "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 3/3/2011

    " This book gives me hope. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 10/12/2010

    " Fear and other uninvited guests "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 11/9/2008

    " Some of the stuff in this book was very helpful to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelly | 7/29/2008

    " This book was ok. It was another one I listened to on CD in my car. It might have been better if I had read the book as the author's reading style was distracting. But it was ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jo | 2/5/2008

    " If you have ever had to deal with trauma, this can really help "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 2/2/2008

    " So many good insights and a great reminder that these dark emotions are part of the universal human experience. "

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About the Author
Author Harriet Lerner

Harriet Lerner, PhD, is one of our nation’s most loved and respected relationship experts. Renowned for her work on the psychology of women and family relationships, she served as a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic for more than two decades. A distinguished lecturer, workshop leader, and psychotherapist, she is the author of The Dance of Anger and other bestselling books. She is also, with her sister, an award-winning children's book writer. She and her husband are therapists in Lawrence, Kansas, and have two sons.