The Anger Diet: Thirty Days to Stress-Free Living

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Aug 1, 2005 - Self-Help - 272 pages
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"Shoshanna extends an empty and richly filled hand, offering both the sublime and the practical," Publishers Weekly once noted of Brenda Shoshanna, Ph.D. Now Shoshanna unites the sublime and the practical once again, this time to show us how to rid ourselves of anger and become immune to its toxic effects in a new 30-day program called The Anger Diet.

Road rage, school shootings, workplace violence, domestic abuse, drug addiction, and even the national obesity epidemic are manifestations of an overarching problem gripping our society: anger. 

Other books about anger are on the market, but this is the first and only "diet" from anger: a practical, step-by-step 30-day program designed to help readers cleanse their lives of the toxic effects of anger. As Dr. Shoshanna points out, "It is one thing to have an intellectual understanding of what is harmful. It is something else to know how to actually get rid of anger in your life." The Anger Diet is the book that bridges the gap between intellectual understanding and practical action.

The practical actions correspond to the 24 forms of anger, many of which are hidden; each form is identified and addressed in its own chapter. Each day readers are asked to give up one form of anger and are given a replacement for it. One chapter per day, one day at a time, readers will learn how to loosen anger's hold on their lives and gain greater happiness, health, and peace.

  

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User Review  - JudyCroome - LibraryThing

Well structured and written in an easy style, this is a useful book dealing with the hidden ways anger affects our lives. Each chapter consists of an explanation of the a specific type of anger and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Judy Croome - Goodreads

Well structured and written in an easy style, this is a useful book dealing with the hidden ways anger affects our lives. Each chapter consists of an explanation of the a specific type of anger and ... Read full review

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Contents

The 24 Forms of Anger
3
The Addiction to Anger
18
Anger as Identity
25
The Emergency Technique
31
The Anger Diet
37
Overview of the Anger Diet
39
Day 1 Grudges
43
Day 2 Judging Others
51
Day 14 Deception
136
Day 15 Review and Repair
144
Day 16 Control and Domination
148
Day 17 Revenge
154
Day 18 Abusive Relationships
164
Day 19 Dealing with Enemies
172
Day 20 Review and Repair
181
Day 21 Anger in the Family
185

Day 3 Insults and Gossip
58
Day 4 Blaming Others
67
Day 5 Review and Repair
74
Day 6 Depression
80
Day 7 Playing the Victim
88
Day 8 Playing the Martyr
94
Day 9 Being Better Than Others
102
Day 10 Review and Repair
109
Day 11 Suspiciousness
113
Day 12 Self Sabotage
121
Day 13 Low SelfEsteem
129
Day 22 Anger in the Workplace
193
Day 23 Anger with Governments and Organizations
200
Day 24 PrejudiceAnger at Different Sexual Orientations Races and Religions
208
Day 25 Review and Repair
215
Day 26 Anger with the Self Suicide
219
Day 27 Anger at God and the Universe
227
Day 28 Anger at Destiny
234
Day 29 When You Are the Recipient of Anger
241
Day 30 Review and Repair
248
Maintenance
252
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About the author (2005)

Dr. Shoshanna is a psychologist and a longtime Zen practitioner whose previous books include Zen and the Art of Falling in Love, Zen Miracles, Why Men Leave, and What He Can't Tell You. A frequent media guest on national television, she is the relationship expert on iVillage.com and an instructor on BarnesandNobleUniversity.com. She lives in the New York City area.

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