Synopses & Reviews
Don't get even -- get mad, and get over it!
When your love life is boring, maybe you don't fight enough? When sex leaves a person cold, is frozen anger the problem? If you work too much, eat too much, drink too much, is it because you are afraid to get mad? Did you ever think of your anger as something constructive?
When you lose your temper honestly, it can be good for you. In this perennially bestselling book, eminent psychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Theodore Isaac Rubin shows how one of the most powerful human emotions can change your life. Suppressed or twisted anger can lead to anxiety, depression, insomnia, psychosomatic illness, alcoholism, frigidity, impotence, and downright misery. But understanding and releasing anger can lead to greater health, happiness, and emotional wholeness.
Let Dr. Rubin show you how to be what you are: a human being.
San Francisco Examiner An illuminating, revelatory document.
S. Dave Babbitt Speaking of Books If his observations are correct, the screamers among us are doing all right. But watch out for those cold and quiet cats.
About the Author
Theodore Isaac Rubin, M.D., has served as president of the American Institute of Psychoanalysis and is the author of thirty books, including Compassion and Self-Hate, Lisa and David, Jordi, The Winner's Notebook,
and Lisa and David Today.
His books have been translated all over the world. He lives and practices psychiatry in New York City.
Table of Contents
Even the Saints
Let Freedom Ring
Victims of Victims
Two Big Blocks
One Smaller Block
Putting It Down
Putting It Off
Putting It On
3 TWISTING IT: THE ASSORTED POISONS
Guilt, Overeating, Self-Imposed Starvation
No Sleep and Sleep Sleep
Tomorrow and Tomorrow: Chronic Anticipation, Obsessive Ruminating, Peculiar Thoughts
Traps: Obsessions, Compulsions, Phobias
"No, No, No! A Thousand Times No!" -- Denial
Sweet, Sweet, Sweet, and the Blood Pressure Goes Up, Up, Up
Talk, Talk, Talk, and No Talk
Let's Pretend: Imitations of Anger
Overworking, Oversexing, Overexercising
"I'm with You"
"Don't Worry About Me"
Telling the Truth
Spread It Around
Joking and Boring
"I'm So Sick"
Poison Poisons: Drugs
4 UNTWISTING: PROPHYLAXIS AND ANTIDOTES
What Is It?
Black and White
Feel and Tell
Anger Doesn't Kill
Forgive and Forget
With or Without Justice
Appropriate and Inappropriate
By the Sex
Warm, Cold, and In-Between
All or Nothing
The Big Blow-Up
To Be Angry and to Be Mad While the Storm Blows Angry Psychiatrists
5 TAKING A CHANCE ON ANGER