Stop Being Mean to Yourself: A Story About Finding The True Meaning of Self-Love
In this wonderfully practical book, Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being. -- Deepak Chopra, M.D. Beckoning readers toward a spiritual territory beyond even that of her revolutionary best-seller Codependent No More, Melody Beattie conducts us through teeming Casablanca, war-torn Algeria, and the caverns of Egypt's great...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published September 17th 1998 by Hazelden
(first published April 29th 1997)
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If you like mysteriously smiling camels, being sucked into vortexes and spit out again, and tales of airport interrogations, this might be the book for you. For me, it was more annoying than enlightening. Beattie does have something of value to saying about transforming loss into something meaningful. Unfortunately, in this book it is buried under layers of fluff and an inane story about her interrogations (pre-9/11) in Middle Eastern airports. The book parallels the 1001 Arabian Nights in that...more
I read this a few months ago, partly because I've read some of her other work, partly because it relates to my clients and partly because it relates to me. It felt like the ramblings of a self-indulgent, self-obsessed middle-aged woman, or an expense account trip in which she had discovered nothing of note but needed to claim the expenses anyway. I wasn't enchanted but I thought I may be missing something so I'm reading it again, more slowly this time and reflecting on what I've read.
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Sep 12, 2008 Michelle rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: travel, self-help, self-exploration, journal memoir
I have this on audiotape, wish I had it on cd and in book form. I loved this book/audio. If you liked Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, you'll definitely like this one. If you didn't like that book, you might enjoy this anyway...
I am not going to comment much on this book other than to say that it is not what you expect it to be from the title. It seemed a little slow to me in the beginning but picked up speed and was more than worth sticking with!
Over the years, Melody Beattie has become well-known in the world of self-help literature. After turning away from a life of addiction and suffering, Melody shared her own story in order to help others change theirs. Her overnight sensation, Codependant No More, has been influencing millions for over twenty years. Her passion for writing has resulted in fifteen books, including: Co-Dependants Anon...moreMore about Melody Beattie...