I find most books written by psychologists to be overly theoretical, technical, and written solely for other academics. The beauty of the "Anger Fallacy" is it takes the complex concepts of anger and presents them in a way that everyone can understand. This book effectively addresses the many myths that people hold on anger (that it's effective, that it's necessary, that it works long term) and breaks down the faulty logic in each. In doing so, the authors present examples that everyone can relate to by invoking popular culture, typical couples arguments, and countless examples of how real people have unsuccessfully used anger.
For myself, simply understanding that anger doesn't work from a rational standpoint has helped me address many of the issues I've had with anger past and present. Once you understand these concepts, it is easy to look back and see how faulty the way people use anger (thinking its advantageous) is.
Additionally, the chapters on "Relativism" and "Free will" add some sociological/philosophical perspective on how our core beliefs can translate into anger. These chapters helped me to understand that: 1) Not everybody lives by the same rules and this is often at the core of anger. 2) That we should not simply assume people have done something to hurt us intentionally and that all of their choices were rational.
It's an easy book to understand. I highly recommend it!
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