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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Narrator: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781427209177
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From the bestselling author of Women Who Think Too Much, a groundbreaking self-improvement program that empowers women

Women are extraordinarily hard on themselves. They scrutinize their flaws, asking "Am I a good lover? A good mother? Successful in my career?" They get preoccupied with ways they do not measure up, twisting themselves into knots to fix problems no one else can see. The latest book from award-winning and bestselling psychologist Susan Nolen- Hoeksema shows women how to break this cycle-by discovering and utilizing their unique psychological strengths.
Drawing on original research and the instructive stories of real people, Nolen-Hoeksema identifies the skill sets that women, based on their biology and social roles, bring to challenges:

- Mental strengths, such as the instinct to manage scarce resources
- Identity strengths, which maintain strong values under pressure emotional strengths, such as anticipating the effects of decisions relational strengths, with an emphasis on win-win solutions

Combined, these strengths give women a powerful ability to lead during transformational times. She then provides hands-on assessments for pinpointing strengths with the most relevance to a problem, exercises for building strengths, and inspiring examples of women's inventiveness, resilience, and sheer determination.

This revolutionary book of self-improvement gives women the tools to hone their skills as entrepreneurs and managers, mothers and wives, mentors and community leaders-and as individuals pursuing their talents and dreams.

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Quotes & Awards

  • [Nolen-Hoeksema] teaches mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help women get in touch with their true feelings and keep bad thoughts from snowballing. The New Haven Register on Women Conquering Depression
  • [An] excellent exploration. Publishers Weekly on Women Conquering Depression
  • A sensitive overview of how depressive states are impacted by relationships and cultural pressures. The author provides a timely reminder that women have options when it comes to understanding their lives, as well as a group of strategies that women will find useful in making their lives more manageable and fulfilling. AudioFile on Women Conquering Depression
  • I have witnessed the toxic triangle tear apart friends, but never had the name for it before reading this book. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema offers young women like myself new ways to understand their pain in clear, unpatronizing language. Most important, her book describes pragmatic tools to heal. As I was reading, I kept thinking of additional friends who would benefit from her wise and tested perspective. Courtney E. Martin, author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters on Women Conquering Depression
  • The question of whether Nolen-Hoeksema is onto something was slam-dunked by the ‘I know exactly what she means' reactions of women who caught sight of the title. The Washington Post on Women Who Think Too Much
  • Groundbreaking research [that] shows the downside of stewing over life's issues.... Women Who Think Too Much tells why overthinking occurs, why it hurts people and how to stop. USA Today on Women Who Think Too Much
  • A must-read for any woman who has ever felt stuck in her life, and any man who has been confused by why the women they love get so ‘caught up thinking' they can't enjoy life. Nolen-Hoeksema offers practical methods to self-diagnose and pathways toward greater emotional freedom. William S. Pollack, Ph.D., author of Real Boys and assistant clinical professor, department of psychiatry, Harvard University on Women Who Think Too Much
  • No-nonsense, reasoned and easy-to-understand advice and strategies. Publishers Weekly on Women Who Think Too Much
  • A useful and important book. Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema provides excellent strategies women can use to stop the preoccupations that can erode self-confidence and the capacity to cope with life's usual stressors. Aaron Beck, M.D., university professor of psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Prisoners of Hate: The Cognitive Basis of Anger, Hostility, and Violence on Women Who Think Too Much
  • It would seem that nobody could think too much. But Susan Nolen-Hoeksema beautifully describes negative thinking that destroys thoughtful solutions to life's problems. Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and epidemiology, Columbia University on Women Who Think Too Much
  • One of the nation's leading authorities on women and depression. USA Today on Women Conquering Depression
  • An astute analysis with useful recommendations for change. Psychology Today on Women Conquering Depression
  • “The author's own reading of the well-abridged text is clear and reassuring...Those seeking a condense by comprehensive self-help program are sure to benefit from this reasonably priced title. Library Journal

  • I've been waiting for a long time, for a sensible, non-strident, evidence-based book about the strengths of women. This is it! Martin Seligman, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Authentic Happiness
  • The Power of Women is essential reading. Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema brings to life exemplary women from around the world and deftly shows how the strengths they possess are used by ordinary women every day. Both practical and absolutely inspiring, this book suggests new ways for women to identify, celebrate, and tap into the myriad strengths we possess. Marya Hornbacher, author of Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
  • The Power of Women is the rare book that manages to be insightful, inspirational and practical. It's a must-read for any woman seeking to understand and unleash her natural gifts. Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of See Jane Lead and Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
  • A brilliant and eminently practical book that brings the best current research to bear on helping women get untangled from overly reflective thinking and the problems of eating, drinking and depression that go with it. By identifying ‘the toxic triangle' connecting these disorders and discussing ways to address their root causes, Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema helps those who suffer tap into a wellspring of positive energy and ultimately cure those disorders whose common roots are too often overlooked by practitioners and patients alike. William S. Pollack, Ph.D., author of Real Boys and Real Boys' Voices on Women Conquering Depression

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabkymom | 11/13/2012

    " A little repetitive, but overall a good reminder of the strengths women bring to all aspects of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekka K. Steg | 11/6/2012

    " I felt that the themes of the book, while meant to be above women, really applies to all humans. And talking about the issues, and only applying them to women, seemed wrong somehow. The book did however had its moments, and was an easy, yet thought-provoking read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabkymom | 2/6/2011

    " A little repetitive, but overall a good reminder of the strengths women bring to all aspects of life. "

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About the Author

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. She received her BA from Yale University and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Her award-winning research has been funded by major grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, and several private foundations. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband and son.