I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alex on 09-02-16

Truly the best self help book I have ever read.

What made the experience of listening to I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't) the most enjoyable?

I am fifty two and have survived everything from success to near suicide and homelessness.
I have endured a life of despair so intense that even soldiers and medics avoid me.
No self help book ever helped me and I have read hundreds.
This book is a very rare experience.
The author promises nothing and yet
delivers what I can only describe as life changing insight.
There are no words to describe the reality of the changes which this author could help
some people to inscribe into their actual lives.The retrieval of happiness.
If ever compassion and genius were combined this is it..
I believe that this book is up there with the great achievements of the human heart.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't)?

Too many to choose.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Too many to choose,(genuinely).

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You are not alone.

Any additional comments?

Need I say more.

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22 of 23 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By winnie on 05-08-15


Should be on every single person's reading list. In one week I've overcome a massive hurdle and have started moving forward. Utterly brilliant

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18 of 19 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Bernice on 20-05-17

I Think it is Just Me….

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I think it might just be me, but this is not as good as the other audiobooks narrated by Brene Brown as she has her own style and delivers the stories with great humour.

Nevertheless this is a good audiobook, that discusses Brene's research on shame and in so doing helps us to have a greater understanding of shame.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

If the book were read by the author.

What three words best describe Lauren Fortgang’s voice?

There was nothing wrong with the narration, but Brene Brown is more upbeat and really funny. The problem with the narration is that at times I could not work out if the narrator was referring to Brene or to someone in the research group.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is not a book that I could listen to in one sitting and some of the work takes time to reflect on.

Any additional comments?

A good audiobook filled with lots of interesting stories, but this would be better still if delivered by the author herself.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Hippo on 21-06-16

Life changing

Wow, this changed my perspective on life so much. As a 'shame prone' person, I've found a tremendous wealth of information and support from this book.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Candida on 17-04-13

life changing buy this book

This book has finally unlocked the pain I have been carrying for over 40 years. wonderful book read by a warm narrator.

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13 of 17 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Fluent Breather on 23-11-15

for a female audience

I got an hour in until I definitely targeted towards a feminine audience. Didn't get this impression from the write up. would prefer a more balanced case study.

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10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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