Synopses & Reviews
A much-needed work.”
— Larry King
Jeff Bells humanity, lovely sense of humor, and bravery will no doubt help many people who struggle with uncertainty learn how to make belief. Thank you, dear Jeff.”
— Patty Duke, actress and advocate
Jeff Bell has created a primer for dealing with both logical and illogical doubts. His honest and compelling account of his battle with obsessive compulsive disorder offers practical strategies straight from the belly of the beast.”
— Jonathan LaPook, MD, associate clinical professor of medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
A breakthrough book...Jeff Bells insights can make a profound difference for anyone struggling with uncertainty in their personal or professional lives.”
— Patrick Lencioni, New York Times bestselling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and president of The Table Group, Inc.
At once humble, human, practical, thoughtful, and masterful.”
— Stephen Hinshaw, PhD, psychology department chair, University of California, Berkeley
Nationally recognized radio news personality Jeff Bell became a leading voice in the mental health community and a sought-after speaker with his OCD memoir, "Rewind, Replay, Repeat." Here Bell explains the principles of applied belief that allowed him to make such a remarkable recovery from this so-called "doubting disease." Featuring interview excerpts with some of the nation's leading anxiety experts and other prominent figures in many fields (including actress Patty Duke, author and meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein, and CIA Director Leon Panetta), Bell shows readers how to use the concept of serving the greater good to create meaning and direction...even in the face of great uncertainty. With candor and warm humor, Bell offers practical techniques for pushing through the discomfort of uncertainty, and demonstrates how a shift from decisions based on fear and doubt to ones based on service and purpose can transform any life.
When in doubt, make belief
. For author and news anchor Jeff Bell, these are words to live by. Literally. As someone who has spent much of his life battling severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Bell has had to overcome crippling uncertainty few people can imagine. In this powerful follow-up to his critically acclaimed memoir, Rewind, Replay, Repeat
, Bell expounds on the principles of applied belief that allowed him to make such a remarkable recovery from this doubting disease” and the lessons hes learned while traveling the country talking about doubt. With the help of more than a dozen leading experts, Bell offers readers practical techniques for pushing through the discomfort of uncertainty — whether it stems from OCD or just everyday worries — and demonstrates how a shift from decisions based on fear and doubt to ones based on purpose and service can transform any life.
Featuring interviews with Sylvia Boorstein, Patty Duke, Dan Millman, Leon Panetta, Tom Sullivan, and others
About the Author
Jeff Bell is a longtime veteran of radio and television news and currently coanchors the afternoon news at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. A sought-after motivational speaker, Bell serves as a spokesperson for the nonprofit International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (formerly the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation), to which he is donating a portion of this books proceeds.
Michael Jenike, MD, Harvard Medical School professor of psychiatry, lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.