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101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think

Written by: Brianna Wiest
Narrated by: Abby Craden
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Over the past few years, Brianna Wiest has gained renown for her deeply moving, philosophical writing. This new compilation of her published work features pieces on why you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace negative thinking, see the wisdom in daily routine, and become aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life.

Some of these pieces have never been seen; others have been read by millions of people around the world. Regardless, each will leave you thinking: This idea changed my life.

©2016 Brianna Wiest (P)2018 Tantor
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Excellent Story Telling

I enjoyed listening to the voice; she has a distinct, concise way of reading the emotions of text and the pitch is very clear.
The book is not about self-help, but it reconciles with our subconscious brain to the conscious which we opt to forget in our daily life. Wonderfully explained and evaluated.

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  • Zachary
  • 01-05-19

She plants seeds that blossom into fruitful thoughts

I enjoyed Brianna’s fresh take on many areas in life; excellent for late night work sessions or road trips. Deep thinking and common sense beautifully crafted into a book.

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  • Valerie Pierre
  • 26-06-19

could be better

good material but way too brief and very repetitive. she could have elaborated more on important points instead of repeating the same thing multiple times.

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  • Cheyenne
  • 29-03-20

This book definitely delivers

This book really made me stop and think, a great book truly you will not be disappointed.

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  • Chromastic
  • 25-02-20

A different perspective

Absolutely love this book. I have the audiobook, kindle, and hard copy. This has changed me and given me a different perspective. This book has helped me evaluate and really think and get to root cause of why I think the way I do. This book is worth every word. I was legit sad when it ended, I love her wisdom and the insight she provides.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-01-20

Changed thinking

The book really is full if truths that everyone doesn’t realize. It has spoken the things my heart feels and has elaborated what my mind couldn’t. I would always love this book and would recommend it to the people I love.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-12-19

Highly recommend

I loved it start to finish. It has chapters for everybody and you can drop and pick up whenever you want. Great book.

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  • Dee Ann Dodson
  • 26-11-19

Not for audio listening

Good book, but not a good listen type book. This book needs to be absorbed only in print.

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  • Melinda
  • 07-11-19

A bunch of lists???

This book started out really good and I did enjoy large chunks of it. It definitely has great insights and it gets you thinking and analyzing yourself and your life. What I didn’t like about it was that so many chapters were just lists. Not even with any commentary or analysis, just lists of things to think about. That part got old because it doesn’t follow a thought and get deep. After a while it just feels like endless lists of reasons/questions/thought-provoking statements.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-11-19

principles should be taught in schools

very good book. it should be used as an aid in schools, to help with young adult development. I have already shared book with others that are trying to figure themselve and the world out.

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  • Joey Caster
  • 22-09-18

Excellent book. Too much cussing

This was an excellent book. I enjoyed the format and it has a lot of great subjects to think about. I wish I could recommend this book to my family but I can’t because she added SO MUCH unnecessary and out of place four letter words and G.D. Cussing. It was so off pudding and unnecessary. I don’t understand why she decided to do that.

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  • Teed
  • 21-04-20

Garbage

Narration like she’s too bored to talk to life forms she considers below her (vastly inflated) intelligence. Utter nonsense so much so that instead of just moving on I actually bothered getting a refund of about £3 as a protest.

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  • Nirmal Lotay
  • 04-06-19

Thinking of the best

This is a very useful guide for journaling your own thoughts by reflecting on what author shares about life. I truly enjoyed it. It's simple straightforward and from the heart.

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  • c b o'sullivan
  • 20-09-18

Comforting and challenging

Absolutely loved this. Whilst repetitive at times, this is a collection of essays and thoughts so this is forgiven. I know I shall regularly revisit these wise words. One of the best things I’ve listened to in a long time .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-05-20

Life lessons - advice with passion.

101?Essays that will change the way you think is just that. Covering essential areas of life’s deeper caveats.
A must when you need advice to support- and strengthen you in challenging times. A companion when you travel...a little book like the bible to tuck under your arm and use in moments of solitude.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-08-19

Long Long lists.

Not sure why this is called 101 Essays. Just long lists of thoughts. If you need some Inspiration might help. But best to listen while sitting and you can take notes.