Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

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Random House Publishing Group, 1996 - Philosophy - 277 pages
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At once shocking, entertaining, and profound-- "Radical Honesty" isrevolutionary book that takes a fresh look at how we live, love, and attempt toheal ourselves in modern society.

"Radical Honesty" is not a kinder, gentler self-help book. In it Dr. BradBlanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explodes the myths, superstitions, and lies by which we live. He shows us how stress comes notfrom the environment, but from the self-built jail of the mind. What keeps usin our self-built jails is lying. "We all lie like hell, " Dr. Blanton says."It wears us out...it is the major source of all human stress. It kills us."Not telling our friends, lovers, spouses, or bosses about what we do, feel, orthink keeps us locked in that jail. The way out is to get good at telling thetruth. Dr. Blanton provides the tools we can use to escape the jail of themind. This book is the cake with the file in it.

In "Radical Honesty," Dr. Blanton coaches us on how to have lives thatwork, how to have relationships that are alive and passionate, and how tocreate intimacy where none exists. As we have been taught by the philosophicaland spiritual sources of our culture for thousands of years, from Plato toNietzsche, from the Bible to Emerson, "the truth shall set you free."

"Outrageously entertaining and wonderfully wise....apply it liberallythroughout your life." --Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., co-author of "ConsciousLoving"

"Dr. Blanton advocates a take-no-prisoners approach to honesty that would sendMiss Manners shrieking from the room." --Elizabeth Hickey, "The WashingtonTimes"

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Agree with other review, book should have been read by a professional reader and made some interesting points.
This book or similar should be read by every young adult before the natural art of
lying takes a permanent grip of their perceptions and becomes perfect reality. ie. Juvenile embellishments are black noise and part of growing up.  

Better than advertised.

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About the author (1996)

I am a psychotherapist, writer, workshop leader and consultant to groups of people who live or work together. I have been an activist all my life starting with the civil rights movement in 1959 and continuing to this day. I am a compassionate, loving, intelligent person and I am not proud to be an American. And if you don't like me saying that, you can kiss my ass.

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