Thursday, December 10

Audiobook Review: Unfuck Your Brain by Faith G Harper

Author: Faith G. Harper
Narrator: Faith G. Harper
Title: Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers
Genre: Self help
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 196
Published:   October 16th 2017
Where I got It: Audible

Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholes--having melt downs, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. Your brain knows it's not good to do these things, but it can't help it sometimes--especially if it's obsessing about trauma it can't overcome. That's where this life-changing book comes in. With humor, patience, science, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what's going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with old, or newly acquired, traumas (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder)

This was one of the choices for the book club I am apart of. It might be selected for Jan's book choice but I still wanted to read this even if it doesn't get picked. It was on Audible as one of the freebies I can borrow. 

Here is another self-help book that really does dig more into the brain and what "triggers" us. Dr. Faith is a legit doctor and therapist who has a deep understanding of the brain and the science behind these mental illnesses we all know about and have suffered with in same way shape or form. 

This was super duper informative. I really did learn a lot about not only tips, tricks, and ways to help battle our way through our problems, but the actual science behind and WHY our brains react the way they do. It was like a behind-the-scenes in a way. But it was done with language that we all can understand. Very casual-like and there is some swearing. Heck - look at the title ;) 

People on Goodreads were divided about if the swearing added or hindered the story. I personally liked it. It felt like I was having a conversation with the narrator (who is also the writer). It felt casual and I could really understand what points she was trying to make. 

My only issue and it was a biggie.........the narration. Don't get me wrong. I loved the narrator herself. She was interesting to listen to. However....the actual recording itself SUCKED. Super sucked. Sucked so much I was tempted to stop when it first started. I did get used to it, but ugh. Did she film in her closet? Sighs. 

Overall though, this was really good and informative. I want her to be my therapist please. I highly suggest reading and not listening to this version. Super crappy recording. 3 stars is what I shall stamp this. 

- #59 for Audiobook Challenge


Blodeuedd said...

Ugh the sucky recording, yes on reading

Carole Rae said...

Yess 100%