A problem shared is a problem halved? Not necessarily, argues psychology professor Timothy Wilson. Also the author of Strangers to Ourselves, Wilson reveals how the talking cure, and other conventional therapies and interventions, can often do us more harm than good. The key to transforming our lives, posits Wilson, lies simply in learning to redirect the stories we tell ourselves. Reshaping our internal narratives can increase our personal well-being and transform our understanding of human behavior—and our narratives can change surprisingly quickly if tweaked in the right way.
"This glorious book shimmers with insights—an instant classic that will be discussed and quoted for generations."—Daniel Gilbert