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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  8,632 ratings  ·  431 reviews
Wie begegnet man den Wirrnissen des Lebens? Mit Geschichten, sagt Jorge Bucay, der die Gabe hat, das Komplizierte einfach werden zu lassen. Und er hilft seinem Zuhörer Demian, seine Ängste und Probleme besser zu verstehen, indem er ihm Märchen aus aller Welt, Sufi-Gleichnisse, Zen-Weisheiten, antike Sagen, selbst Erfundenes erzählt. »Bucays Buch ist voll von zauberhaften G ...more
Hardcover, 331 pages
Published November 5th 2008 by Fischer Taschenbuch (first published 1994)
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Sharon Le Guin It's ok. Sounds a bit cheesy at times (I don't know about the original i.e. if something got lost in translation or if it really is cheesy at times), …moreIt's ok. Sounds a bit cheesy at times (I don't know about the original i.e. if something got lost in translation or if it really is cheesy at times), but it's readable.(less)

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Miquel Reina
"Let me tell you a story" is a book of short extension made of little tales that need to be read calmly, with mime and especially with a lot of personal reflection. I advise you to read it slowly, savoring it like a fine wine and leaving the moral hidden in each chapter resonates through your head like an echo throughout the day, this will make you reflect more deeply into every psychological tip that Bucay tries to teach us. It's a book I recommend to everyone because I think we all need from t ...more
Sep 08, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: south, nonfiction
Based on this book, translation, ''Let me tell you a story'', I got an impression that Jorge Bucay is trying to be South American guru of popular psychology. In this book, guru of Gestalt psychotherapy and philosophy. It was like he was trying to be bookish Sean Maguire from 'Good Will Hunting' but he failed. At least for me.

Jorge Bucay wrote this book in gestalt mannerism, meaning, Bucay is a real Argentinean psychotherapist and he wanted us, me, the reader to get in contact with myself, using
Hákon Gunnarsson
I guess this is a self help book. The author is a gestalt psychotherapist, and he is one of two the main characters of this book, or that was my impression. The other is Demián, which is he is treating. His method is to tell Demián stories, and talk about things in relation to these stories.

To be quite honest, I didn't really connect that well with the self help aspect of this book, but this is an interesting collection of folktales, parables, and jokes from all over. There are pieces from Chris
One thing i can tell for sure about this book - it's life-changing. All of those stories make you realize that what it is, it's not always what it seems. And i just ADORE the way I feel now, it's like I am about to start living a brand new life now. ...more
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
if you're older than 15, enjoy the collection of stories in this book. that's all there is to it. all the author's attempts to analyze the stories, moralize, "guide" the character (and subsequently the reader) through deep understanding of human psychology, fail and just seem so superficial, already tried and unnecessary. had this been just a collection of stories, it would've been enough. it reminded me too much of coelho - shallow and not good quality writing. ...more
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
I prolonged finishing this book because I liked it so much that I never wanted it to end. All of the stories were very interesting and taught me something new or gave me a new perspective on certain topics. This is not your typical self-help book, so I would definitely recommend it to anyone! ( I don't usually choose to read or like reading that genre of books but I fell in love with this one.) ...more
Fani *loves angst*
3.5 stars

Simple, enjoyable and poignant. Easy to remember because stories are easier to keep in mind than dry quotes and teachings.
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Croatian translation it is "Ispričat ću ti priču". ...more
Athanasios Kalimeris
One of the best books I have ever read.

Highly recommended, especially for the "restless"
Franco  Santos
Some stories were very good, some were so and so
Jan 27, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was painful to read. Like a self help book written for middle schoolers, and badly written at that. Oh, my aching head...
Petya Karakostova
I enjoyed reading the book. It is really easy to read and gives you something to think about after every chapter. I couldn't get all of the stories though. ...more
Natálie Podešvová
There are many good old wives' tales. Some of the stories are known from other sources and books. I like the way of narrating that every problem/situation has its way of solution which can be apparent and simultaneously it's reflecting in individual stories. :) ...more
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's an easy, special little book that is quite unique. Full of short stories which originate from different cultures and make you think about yourself and life in general. It took me by surprise and i totally loved it. ...more
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book for therapeutical work... For psychologists etc.
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must
Jorge Bucay is always great!
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I will come back to this book in some time in my life, I just know it. This book is full of wisdom, neatly packaged into stories that are beeing told in therapy-sessions. The overarching story itself isn't really important, but it doesn't have to be. The main appeal of this book, to me at least, are the stories the therapist tells the narrator. They are about everything in life. Be it fear, happiness, expectations or Lies. You will enjoy this book the most if you really try to understand what ev ...more
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A collection of short stories that give you answers to a lot of questions. Made me reflect on feelings and questions I am confronted with often.
Evi  The Fangirl
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That was definitely one of the best books ive ever read. Fast pace and didn't feel at all like a psychology book. Loved the stories ...more
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved how the book turns into a self-help guide as you read story after story and begin to find yourself in Demian's problems and start to implement Jorge's pieces of advice into solving your own daily struggles. The stories are brilliantly told, and what makes them even better is Jorge carefully choosing them and adressing them to each of Demian's hardships. Making it easier for the reader to recognize a situation in his life where a certain lesson should be applied.

This was my second time re
Aneta Jackowska-Musiol
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have
When I first started to read this book, I thought: this therapist is one big high hat with self esteem higher than Eiffel Tower. He wants to show up too much for my taste. But it is a hell of a good therapist, some of his stories are still sitting in my mind making it stir... Like the one about lying and liars. I don't feel hurt any longer because someone had lied to me! Anyway, I become interested in this type of therapy. Holistic. ...more
Jan 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Fenollar by: It was a birthday gift from my cousin Felicia Sanmartin
This book compiles great fables and stories written in different cultures by different authors that make you think for good a great deal. Really like it. Don't know if there is a version in English.
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! It's worth reading and not just once. All those stories make you start to think about life, our characteristics, our behaviour. This book starts a little flame/itch so you start digging in yourself. ...more
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Very simply written and very light. Every chapter is basically a story that the psychotherapist is telling to his patient Damien and every story has a hidden meaning. The stories are very beautiful and inspiring. This is a great book.
Sandy Hyatt-James
A delghtful mish-mash of folkelore and parables, all explaining life's quandries. Jorge Bucay, ingeniously, uses his characters, Damien and himself as conduits for this. ...more
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Books like this make you feel like you were sleeping, and suddenly woke up to something you already knew but didn't know how to approach. Touching, thought-provoking and heartwarming :) ...more
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I loved this book it really made me look at things in a new way that i hadnt seen in any pshychology/self-help book! I totally recommend it and cant wait to read more from this author!
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My all time favorite book, after Crime and Punishment from Dostoyevsky.
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Jorge Bucay is a gestalt psychotherapist, psychodramatist, and writer from Argentina. His books have sold more than 2 million copies around the world, and have been translated into more than seventeen languages.

He was born in a modest family. He started working at the age of thirteen. In the course of his life, he has worked as a traveling salesman selling socks, books and sports clothing, as well

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