How to Be Free - Joe Blow

How to Be Free

By Joe Blow

  • Release Date: 2011-09-13
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 4
4
From 941 Ratings

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

  • Good ideas

    4
    By Diaz1992
    Although I don't agree with some of the conclusions the author seemed to jump to, it was still a pretty decent read. As someone who's quite fascinated with the psychology of things, I enjoyed the authors viewpoints on the majority of the ideas presented in this book.
  • Good read

    4
    By TTatc33
    There are some pretty profound and enlightening ideas presented in this book.
  • Not as good as everyone thinks

    2
    By Ricky1029392
    It was an okay read. Firstly, it was very poorly written and almost hard to read. It needed more proofreading and editing. Second, a lot of his concepts lacked validity; they could be very easily counter-argued. Also, It may just be me, but the tone of the read felt kind of aggressive and arrogant. It's a good book if you enjoy getting into the mind of others and seeing things through someone's view. But if your looking to learn anything from it, it's pretty much a waste.
  • Changes your perspective

    5
    By jpegcalum
    This book beautifully changes your perspective on many things in the world and opens up your eyes to different ideas. Beautiful work
  • Amazing

    5
    By Joecoolfed
    Couldn't get enough of this book. I read it only when I felt I needed a little guidance, as I was going down the wrong path. It has great logic and intuition. Awesome book. Would love to read more about it.
  • How to be Free

    5
    By jatabler
    These reviews read like a good book. Bravo!!!
  • Review

    4
    By Sherrie says
    The book was very interesting. Once I started reading I couldn't stop till finished it. I don't agree with the concept he has on God. He thought has some very good insights on humanity.
  • More of a long opinion piece

    3
    By NcknamesAreTakenSrslyWtf
    It's 154 pages of personal theory and opinion. Author is very clear he has no academic background in the field of psych. Some theories are OK and others are a little absurd... like his theory that if you're pro-death penalty, it's because you secretly wish to kill people. Stopped reading about 2/3rds through.
  • Uninformative source and small minded

    1
    By PulledOverHere
    The problem I had with this book was that it was obviously written by someone who has no background training or understanding of the subject. It was all conjecture on the author's musings. Additionally, there is really no need to add personal thoughts of the author's lack of belief and understanding of his creator.
  • Hateful Christians

    5
    By BDIC
    It’s so interesting how hateful and unaccepting the comments of “Christians” are below. Isn’t God the all loving creator of everything? If so, didn’t God write this book?