Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

  • by Brad Blanton
  • Narrated by Brad Blanton
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first edition of Radical Honesty became a nationwide best seller in 1995 because it was not a kinder, gentler self-help book. It was a shocker! In it, Dr. Brad Blanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explored the myths, superstitions and lies by which we all live. And this newly revised edition is even worse!
Blanton shows us how stress comes not from the environment, but from the self-built jail of the mind. What keeps us in our self-built jails is lying.
"We all lie like hell," Dr. Blanton says. "It wears us out...it is the major source of all human stress. It kills us." Not telling our friends, lovers, spouses, or bosses about what we do, feel, or think keeps us locked in that mind jail. The way out is to get good at telling the truth, and Dr. Blanton provides the tools we can use to escape from that jail of the mind. This book is the cake with the file in it.
In Radical Honesty, Dr. Blanton coaches us on how to have lives that work, how to have relationships that are alive and passionate, and how to create intimacy where none exists. As we have been taught by the philosophical and spiritual sources of our culture for thousands of years, from Plato to Nietzsche, from the Bible to Emerson, the truth shall set you free.


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Great insights, poorly narrated, too long, don’t miss it

Although there is some immensely valuable content in this book that I am so glad to have received, Brad Blanton’s voice is like monotonous gravel and as appealing as a dead man talking. The quality of the recording is very poor with frequent breaks and changes in level like an amateur’s first attempt at laying a brick wall. It’s hard to fathom why the author allowed himself to be the reader because he fullness of facility for the former is as great as his lack of competence for the latter. The book is also far too long and I was pleased when I got the end. I couldn’t help but speculate that Brad must have received some helpful advice on editing that he firmly ignored. I need to reflect further on his approach, but I am not persuaded at least of the radical approach he advocates to honesty. For one, when others misinterpret what you honestly tell them, they then respond to that misinterpretation, which is not fruitful and makes it appropriate at times to be less open; if recipients react not to what you have shared but their distorted mis-perception. None the less, there were some understandings I gained of matters that I had been struggling to make sense of for some years and some challenges to how I live my life. And at times he conjured some magical phrases and reflections, although with his pen rather than his voice. The book points us our inner being in a powerful way, but in my opinion failing to deeply see our connection to one another, lacked the warmth of a deep goodwill towards the other, seeming at times in its concern to cut through ‘bullshit’ to bathe in offering gratuitous offence.
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- P


Omg can't listen to this book. Prob the worst reading I've ever heard. Impossible to concentrate when so monotone
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- james anning

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: Sparrowhawk Press