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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Spencer Brown Narrator: Spencer Brown Publisher: Laughing Stock Productions Ltd Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN:
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Congratulations! You are now a member of a cult audience. This means that you know about me before a lot of other people do. Imagine the fun you'll have dropping my name into conversation with unsuspecting 'squares': 'Ha! That reminds me of that bit on the Spencer Brown album....''Who?' They'll reply, falling naively into your trap. You'll pause as if you have said something you shouldn't, nod knowingly, and then turn back to your copy of Proust.

But being a member of a cult audience has its responsibilities: mention my name enough and you'll be one of the cool people; mention it too much and I'll be rich and famous and you'll be just another face in the crowd. A sheep. So enjoy it while you can. It won't be long before you'll be saying 'Spencer Brown? Yeah.... I like his early stuff, but I feel he's gone a bit mainstream....' Try saying it now. It feels good doesn't it? Almost something to look forward to...or who knows? Maybe that'll turn out to be just another thing you don't have to do!
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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margie Harris | 2/12/2014

    " Such a good lesson for so many of us women that have a basic instinct to try to fix everything for anyone in our lives. It's really better for everyone involved if we 'get' this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Kirby | 1/30/2014

    " Excellent book, I wish I would have read it a lot sooner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerissa Morgan | 1/12/2014

    " This book really opened my eyes to a lot of things. I am very conscious now about how I listen to others when they are having a hard time....although now I want others to read it so they will do the same for me!!hehe "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 12/29/2013

    " Another good book for the soul. Tips given within can apply to marriage, parenting and all kinds of relationships we encounter every day. Plan to re-read soon as it has been a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrie | 11/28/2013

    " This book helped realize I don't have to make everything all better for everyone that is not possible to do this. I love these two statement from the book. I DO NOT HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE ANYTHING ALL BETTER FOR ANYONE ELSE AND IN THE ART OF COMMUNICATION, THE PRIMARY KEY IS THE ABILITY TO LISTEN. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 11/27/2013

    " I think the first half of this book (the discussion of the six principles) could have been condensed into one reference chapter. I almost didn't even finish the book because I was annoyed at the unnecessary stuff at the beginning, but my friend had told me how much she loved the second half, so I forged on. This book is all about validation--learning how to listen to people without jumping in with a judgment or a lecture or a solution to their problems. It aims at teaching the art of helping people find their own solutions, which I think is particularly helpful for children and teenagers. I liked the chapter on using validation with your spouse, because I tend to brush aside some of my husband's concerns when they don't seem "worthy" of concern. It was a good reminder that I need to let him feel what he's feeling and try to walk in his shoes a little bit. I also really liked the theory that if you let someone go down as deep as they need to in their anger or sorrow or frustration--without telling them not to worry too much or trying to find a solution for them--they will usually come back up to ground level on their own. I know I need to keep these principles in mind when it comes to my kids, too. When they're whiny or upset, I tend to brush their feelings aside and insist that they "calm down," "shake it off," "knock it off," that sort of thing. The book suggests that if I let them feel what they're feeling and demonstrate a little bit of TLC and understanding, they'll come out of it on their own, and our relationship will be all the better for it. If I can cage my temper long enough to offer some validation, I just might be able to make that work. I guess what I need now is a book to help me learn to control my temper... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 11/20/2013

    " And now re-reading: this book was written for me. And for all people who have families or work with others. Its simple principles of how to validate others feelings will change your relationships and life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 11/17/2013

    " Empathy empowers more than throwing out solutions. Love that message! Now to implement it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 10/3/2013

    " One of the best books i have ever read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jules | 9/19/2013

    " I am re-reading this book, and will probably do so again and again, because I have so much to learn from it. It is an excellent read for anyone who wants to empower those they love, improve communication skills, and bring peace to relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 7/23/2013

    " Very helpful, and I need to reread it to remind myself all the tips! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 5/28/2013

    " This book has given me permission to be true to myself while loving others, too. I was given lots of tools to build and repair relationships between its pages! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Stradling | 5/12/2013

    " This has so many good suggestions to strengthen all kinds of relationships. I learned so much from this book that has helped me adjust to being married. Very good for someone who is married and planning on having a family!! Which I'm sure is about everyone who is reading this. MUST READ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsa | 4/21/2013

    " What a great book. A great read for anyone in any type of a relationship...so all of us. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 4/17/2013

    " If you have trouble saying No to people, read this book. Helps you with relationships and how to talk with people, validating their concerns without taking responsibility for them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/13/2013

    " It was a great book! I found it very helpful in my relationships with family and friends, as well as church callings. I would recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/6/2013

    " Very in-depth look at friendship do's and dont's. Very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryn | 1/4/2013

    " This book has completley changed the way I listen to people. I don't feel like I have to solve people's problems!It teaches you to listen with out judgement and to impower the other person to solve their own problems! Great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry Maxwell | 3/17/2012

    " They came out to NC and did some things for our Youth. I got a perk-freebie from them and I thought it was great! OK, just a bit on the sentimental side for an old geezer, but very good practical advice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shauna | 1/16/2012

    " Excellent communication principles taught very well. Loved the message of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy Hawks | 12/23/2011

    " Great book to take the load off your shoulders. Understanding how to tell people no and learning how to communicate those that may weigh you down. Fabulous. A good read for anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michellerun | 8/12/2011

    " Very helpful for not only my profession as a school counselor but as a wife, friend and mother. Everyone should read this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 'becca | 7/6/2011

    " I absolutely love this book! It's more than the title indicates. It's relationships 101. This is my 3rd of 4th time through, and I was able to internalize more, so I think it will stick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/25/2011

    " This book elaborates on one of my favorite parts of "Between Parent and Child" - validation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha | 7/23/2010

    " I'm usually not a big fan of self-help type books, but this had some really simple advice that has helped me deal with some annoying stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audra | 12/9/2009

    " I've read this excellent book before but needed a refresher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacque | 10/27/2009

    " a good one to read and read and read again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerianna | 8/3/2009

    " This book is a life-changer. I read it in bits and pieces and have tried to digest it and make it a part of who I am and how I respond to people. It has already changed the way I treat my children. I have a really long way to go...Something is better than nothing, I guess. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 8/31/2008

    " Skimmed through it because it was not interesting enough to hold my attention and didn't have enough substance to be worthy of a whole book. I like self-help books, but this one was not very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shara | 8/27/2007

    " Interesting. But it is perfect for all those mommies out there that want to be there for everyone. It is perfect for anyone trying to overdo it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria Evans | 6/10/2007

    " Superb Book by Gary and Joy Lundberg. Very practical. Wish I had read it years ago. I strongly recommend it be read by everyone. Excellent "

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