Thursday 31 July 2014

Book Review: Rewire - Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits by Richard O'Connor

Title: Rewire
Author: Richard O'Connor
Hudson Street Press
Publication Date: 31 July 2014
Pages: 304
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: Non-Fiction
Source: ARC via NetGalley
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We humans tend to get in our own way time and time again—whether it comes to not speaking up for ourselves, going back to bad romantic partners, dieting for the umpteenth try, or acting on any of a range of bad habits we just can’t seem to shake. In Rewire, renowned psychotherapist Richard O’Connor, PhD, reveals exactly why our bad habits die so hard. We have two brains—one a thoughtful, conscious, deliberative self, and the other an automatic self that makes most of our decisions without our attention. Using new research and knowledge about how the brain works, the book clears a path to lasting, effective change for behaviors. (Goodreads Synopsis)

Rewire is an interesting and insightful read. I have long had an interest in psychology and I found this book to have a suitable depth; more so than many self-help books.  It gave me a few truths about and explanations for some of my own behaviour patterns which I found very useful. 

I can recommend this book for those looking to break a bad habit or for those with a general interest in psychology.

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