How to Be Free - Joe Blow

How to Be Free

By Joe Blow

  • Release Date: 2011-09-13
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 4
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Description

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."

"...it 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!"

"...an awesome book..."

Reviews

  • Terrible and completely ignorant

    1
    By KG5202
    Narrow minded and very destructive to people’s beliefs. No one should read this
  • Enlightening

    5
    By V Di
    Perfect timing.
  • Ramblings of a hipster

    1
    By GenevieveVoigt
    This book felt like being at a bar and getting cornered by a guy wearing skinny slacks and a vest trying to lecture you into his way of thinking.
  • Horrible

    1
    By Jeremy Angelone
    Horrible book, it is completely wrong
  • How to be free

    4
    By torirodabaugh
    Great book. Eye opening.
  • How to be free

    4
    By Labor locker
    I’ve had many of the same thoughts expressed in this book. Going to read it again. Paradox shifts take time for me to integrate.
  • AMAZING!!! Thank you Joe Blow!

    5
    By .RooR.
    This is definitely one of the most enlightening reads that I have come across. The point of view on our psychological evolution as a species is very interesting. I’m going to recommend this to all my family and friends! Thank you Joe Blow for helping me to see things from a different perspective! 👌
  • Quick read with some good points

    3
    By guineapigs3
    While I may not agree with a lot of the ideas in this book, that doesn’t mean they are bad ones. I probably wouldn’t recommend this to anyone because of some of the ideas (mostly the ones about God), but if anyone is interested, it does have some really good points. It is also a pretty quick and easy read. I read it in a little over an hour.
  • No.

    1
    By Laurieunreal
    No.
  • So deep I haven't figured out what I really think yet

    5
    By therealccea
    I'm frugal so grateful this was a free book, because otherwise I wouldn't have found it (thanks, Joe). It's a true gift for a deep thinker. Questions everything, as we all should occasionally. Offers an answer of reframing mood through acceptance instead of conversion - a novel concept. Meaty; I plan to reread many times and will likely need return to it often over time before I will feel secure in comprehending it fully. I like that. Please try it.