How to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness
Really good take on life for teenagers (and preteens) who are about to go into one of life's trickest phases. In short, the courage to be yourself in a world riddled with peer pressure.
The ideas proffered here will certainly make you think twice about the real cause of the emotional drama in your life. A thought-provoking read. * Mail on Sunday * Provides an enlightening and balanced argument that'll leave you much more aware of why you do the things you do. * Emerald Street * The Courage To Be Disliked can easily be consumed in an entire day, but its insightful, humanistic ideas will linger in the minds of readers. It's a self-help book of the most unusual variety, but by empowering people to realise that they hold all the keys to unlocking genuine happiness, it's also one of the most worthwhile things you'll read all year. * Culture Trip * This thoughtful book . . . is almost spookily relevant in this age of digital one upmanship and increasing anxiety. A real game-changer. * Marie Claire * an absorbing recent addition to the self-help subgenre . . . it is primarily an accessible exploration of the work of the Austrian psychotherapist Alfred Adler -- Oliver Burkeman * Guardian *
Ichiro Kishimi lives in Kyoto. He writes, lectures and teaches in psychiatric clinics as a certified counsellor and consultant for the Japanese Society of Adlerian Psychology. Fumitake Koga is a freelance writer.