First, a sincere apology to Samuel for the delay in posting this review. But I got here 🙂 I applaud Samuel’s courage I revisiting this traumatic event and writing his story. I was expecting “life lessons” neatly packaged from this writing, but it is not to be so. The true lesson, if there is to… Continue reading #bookreview “Can You See My Scars” by Samuel Moore-Sobel
My latest book review on Litworldinterviews. This quote from Gabor Maté comes to mind as I read Nina’s Memento Mori by Mathias B Freese. “I needed to write, to express myself through written language not only so that others might hear me but so that I could hear myself.” Continue reading here... https://litworldinterviews.com/2020/01/08/ftthum-bookreview-ninas-memento-mori-by-mathias-b-freese/ Hope you enjoy it! ~… Continue reading @FTThum #BookReview ‘Nina’s Memento Mori’ by Mathias B Freese
I have a particular interest in self-awareness, so reading this book is for pleasure and professional purpose.
Title: Insight: The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World
Author: Tasha Eurich
Genre: Non-fiction, Psychology, Self-help
What’s it about?
Author, Tasha Eurich, begins with a lament on the self-delusion of today’s people, identifying blindspots to how well we know ourselves.
An organizational psychologist by profession, Eurich claims self-awareness is THE meta-skill of the 21st century for success. In a world of operating in the shallows and privileging opinions of the external world, self-awareness separates the achievers and mediocrity. She referred to studies which showed self-awareness to be lacking despite claims by many leaders to the contrary. The “cult of self”, Eurich states, prevents us from approaching with humility and self-acceptance to truly seeing ourselves.
Insight expounds what insight is, referring to internal self-awareness
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Well, it has an interesting title, don’t you think? Provocative, really.
Title: Perv – The Sexual Deviant in All of Us
Author: Jesse Bering
Publishers: Penguin Random House, UK(2015)
Genre: Non-fiction; Psychology
What’s it about?
Jesse Bering is a former director at the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen’s University Belfast and also a former professor of psychology at University of Arkansas.
The book begins with the characterization of sexual deviance, and the label ‘perv’. Bering provides the evolution of the term ‘perverse’. It would seem the moniker of ‘perverse’ is attributed to one who is turning away from what is right according to the Judeo-Christian religion, namely an atheist. It was only in the late 19th century that ‘perv’ is common usage in reference to…
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