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Book Title: Recreational Suffering: ...and how to choose a better hobby (Feel Good Now, #1)|
The author of the book: Barry Friesen
Edition: Barry Friesen
Date of issue: July 20th 2014
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This is my favorite book so far I've ever read about human emotions. It's about our built-in Emotional Design and how it functions. We often have Recreational Suffering, a hobby of truly suffering over the same things over and over, and this book shows us how we can make a better hobby called Choicefulness - how we can choose the way we experience, handle, shift, express or respond to and finally let go of our emotions. Barry Friensen's writing is so persuasive, friendly, beautiful and sometimes funny. I love the whole book, every single chapter of it.
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Read information about the authorI grew up with a lot of family, 48 cousins and 30 aunts and uncles. My sister and brothers and I thought everyone had a good grandma and an evil grandma and visited crazy cousins every year. My own three sons have five cousins, and my grandchildren have none. My parents' marriage lasted a lifetime; none of the 30 aunts and uncles ever divorced, either. Writers are said to write about what they know. I know family.
I've been writing ever since I published a newspaper when I was 12, after my good grandmother showed me how to make a hectograph, a primitive gelatin press that made about 50 copies before the purple ink got too light to read. When I was a little older and taught school for a year, I self-published a book of drama activities for kids, which sold 2,000 copies. Much later, I wrote a textbook for social workers to help them go to court to protect kids without getting their throat ripped out by opposing counsel. And then there were literary stories in journals.
Meanwhile, after farming tomatoes and doing radio documentaries and animations and getting a play produced, I worked as a child protection lawyer for abused and neglected kids, and then as a gestalt therapist working with family issues. I suppose it's always been about family for me.
I'm close to my siblings, my three sons (two of whom share my genetic flaw for writing; one is sane), my ex-wives and my pre-ex. I like solitude a lot, but intimacy a whole lot more. I write in winters at my sister's hotel in Mexico, which has become a "family of choice" in its own right. Humans are amazing.
Going to dark places with people, including characters in stories, is a little easier if you're a committed joymonger, which I am. I'm not a fan of recreational suffering myself, but I've been there, as we all have, and once joy becomes something besides a choice of last resort, it gets a whole lot easier to see the humor in our glorious, absurd humanness. One way or another, that's the storyworld I like to write about, hopefully in a way that's both entertaining and heartfelt.