How to Be Free - Joe Blow

How to Be Free

By Joe Blow

  • Release Date: 2011-09-13
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 4
From 1,705 Ratings


How can we free ourselves from mental suffering? How can we unlock what the poet William Blake referred to as “the mind-forged manacles” - those unhelpful, unfounded and inflexible habits of thought which keep us from reaching our true creative potential?

This book provides practical advice on how to achieve this.

But it also offers an imaginative holistic theoretical framework for an understanding of the nature of the universe, the psychological history of the human race and the meaning of life.

What Readers Have Said About "How to Be Free" :

"I just wanted to thank you for publishing 'How to Be Free'. It helped me through many hard times that have recently occurred. My self-esteem has been raised because of you."

"This is a book that is full of insight and as a psychology major, I would highly recommend this book for all open minds."

"Opened my eyes and changed my life."

" f*****g changed my life."

"This book is dark, deep and brilliantly written. I'm very moved by the author's candidness about mental illnesses, a subject that has become extinct in our conversations and dealings. Here is a person who reached deep inside himself and spilled his soul out onto each page... and he did it so eloquently. I applaud him for bringing me to tears."

"Really loved the book. It made me think, self reflect and take a deeper look at my own self."

"I found your book particularly helpful at a low point in my life... You have given me new hope..."

"Your book has made me a happier person already!"

" awesome book..."


  • Highly recommend for the open-minded

    By Anniace kindol
    This book is 5 stars, it gives you a whole another impact or perspective on life or even your mindset. I’m not that into book but this one is very different from the rest it’s not like the other read and you be inspired book. It’s the read and you will learn a life lesson on it. When a book impacts a young persons life it changes your perspective in a lot of different ways. I can’t explain what I’ve experienced reading this but I will say, once you read the first couple of lines you can’t stop. It’s like a black hole and you sucked in the vortex and not even the strongest thing could pull you out. You focus on what your reading and stop once you want to and that’s my motivation for now on.
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  • How To Be Free: A great start from an unexpected source

    By Ledzeptat
    This was a very informative and insightful read. Highly recommended to anyone who feels like maybe something is missing from their life or world.
  • Thank you author, for an amazing book!

    By S. J. Williams
    I found this book enjoyable. It made me question the way I look at myself, others, and the world I live in. I got lost in thought often, and I had to reread multiple pages because of it. I definitely recommend this book.
  • Seriously ??

    By keeneyad
    This was a waste of my afternoon.
  • Benae and mom Boobie

    By benae and mom and Boobie
    My name is Benae and I’m eight years old My mom is 30 years old and Boobie is 31 years old at my school we did a lot of work and I did good I do get grades then tomorrow we have to go on field trip and I love filters in science and PE and I everything I love is reading to alone I don’t really I can’t wait alone is that iPad is in now I can read a little bit
  • Wow

    By ChampVX
    An absolute must read ! The way this author displays free thought and breaks down their perspective is amazing . Although I don’t agree with everything , I appreciate everything that has been said .
  • Very prevalent today

    By tmamcu
    The speaking of society as having neurosis and explanation of why is spot on. Armoring was a term used a plenty which helped me, and I’m sure many others, understand why we fee closed off. Overall great read, personal and effective. Thank you Mr. Joe Blow.
  • Loved iy

    By Sneak0520
    The book was very insightful and I enjoyed the authors perspective on things . A wise woman once said wisdom and intelligence comes from experience and observations. This author has been through both and it’s amazing to see someone that has been through such things come out on the other side . I can’t wait to read more from this author !
  • Terrible and completely ignorant

    By KG5202
    Narrow minded and very destructive to people’s beliefs. No one should read this