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Brought to you by Penguin.

One of the best new books of 2021 - Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel H. Pink's Next Big Idea Club Winter 2021 Winning Selection, BBC Science Focus Magazine, The Washington Post, CNN Underscored, Apple Books, Shape, Behavioral Scientist, Mindbodygreen, POPSUGAR, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Shelf Awareness starred reviews.

One of the best new books of January 2021 - BBC Science Focus Magazine, The Washington Post, CNN Underscored, Shape, Behavioral Scientist, Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly starred reviews.

Turn your inner voice from critic to coach.

We all have a voice in our head. We tune into its endless chatter to look for guidance, ideas and wisdom. Except sometimes, this voice leads us down a rabbit hole of negative self-talk and endless rumination.

These silent conversations are so powerful they can sink our mood, trip us up and even impact our health. How can we take back control? This is the question award-winning psychologist Ethan Kross set out to answer 20 years ago when he began an audacious mission - to study the conversations we have with ourselves.

In Chatter, Kross interweaves cutting-edge science with real-world case studies to explain how these inner conversations shape our work and relationships. Then he reveals the tools you need to harness your own voice so that you can be happier, healthier and more productive.

Brilliantly argued and expertly researched, Chatter will explain how the conversations we have with ourselves shape our lives and will give you the power to change them.

©2021 Ethan Kross (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"This book is going to fundamentally change some of the most important conversations in your life-the ones you have with yourself." (Adam Grant, best-selling author of Give and Take)

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  • Patrick Hennessy
  • 03-02-21

Rubbish

If you want to lose a few hours of your life then buy this rambling nonsense

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  • Deborah Page
  • 04-05-21

Fabulous insight

Heard Ethan talk on a podcast & signed up to audible just to listen to this book - was not disappointed. Great insight, interesting stories that highlight the points made & easy action plans summarised at the end.

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  • Kat
  • 29-04-21

Life changing!!

Loved this book! It gave me actual clear guidance as to how to manage unhelpful chatter in the mind and how to reframe it help me. The language is simple and accessible and the examples are clear and interesting. Plus the narration is great. As someone who struggles with anxiety and negative thought spirals, the skills given in the book benefitted me instantly. Would definitely recommend. It's been nothing short of life changing (and I'm not exaggerating when I say that!).

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  • Amazon Customers
  • 22-04-21

Easy to understand

Simple & informative & thought provoking.
Helps the listener understand the inner voice inside all our minds.

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  • Paul
  • 17-03-21

Good listen, concise

This book is a good exploration of internal chatter. It's not a self-help book but more an exploration of a theme within psychology from which one can garner strategies to help themselves. Those strategies are outlines neatly in the conclusion if you need to go back and remind yourself what they were. I think the balance was right. Wasn't dry. Examples and side-stories maybe took a bit long at times but just that's just a detail. Would recommend.

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  • Father misty
  • 02-03-21

Very good narrator

it's concise and practical, I didn't find it padded like other reviews. in fact I thought the opposite. the author resisted the temptations to make it overly scholarly or overly simplistic. Goldilocks.

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  • Halt and Catch Fire
  • 24-02-21

very sharp and comprehensive

one of the best self help books I have read. many practical insights with concrete implementation skills.

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  • Damien Burke
  • 13-02-21

Background Knowledge Mostly

More about case studies with only a small section on how to implement techniques. Interesting eye opener into 'chatter', but not really a book that gives clear direction.

I expected more help I guess.

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  • BOOKWORM17
  • 07-02-21

Excellent!

Every now and then you read a book that fits the time you live in. This is it!

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  • Dean
  • 06-02-21

Very insightful

Some good new insights, very good read, timely with some of the negative effects of the Covid lockdown, highly recommended!

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  • Eleanor Cavanagh
  • 24-02-21

Life changing - what an amazing book

I honestly couldn’t stop listening to this. Best Audiobook I’ve ever invested in! I will be getting my whole family and as many people I can to listen to this. Really useful book to have. Thank you Ethan Kross.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-21

excellent

I found this to be an excellent listen and really enjoyed Ethan as a narrator. I thought that the referenced studies were well chosen and the recommended tools to combat chatter are incredibly affective.

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  • Dean Penfold
  • 07-03-21

Relatable and Helpful

For me, I found this book at a time where I was starting to face into some of the inner dialogie challenges that I had ignored for some time, so it was not only relatable but also very timely. Ethan Kross has captured and explained inner “chatter” in a way that made thorough sense and it gives some really wonderful tools to manage it yourself and in ways to help others.

This is not a step by step guide to self help though, if thats what you are seeking you may not find that here but it will contextualise some of the challenges really well. Honestly a great book and has helped me immensely!

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  • pam lincoln
  • 22-02-21

Excellent

This is a great book and well read by the author...a joy to listen to, and fascinating. I would have enjoyed a few more practical self help examples, but otherwise it’s excellent

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-21

Not as expected

A very long 5 or so hours to deliver very little....be a fly on the wall, use third person and a few other things.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-21

Soothing science based self help. Brilliant.

I honestly wish that everyone could read/listen to this. This science based understanding of the human minds tendency to chatter is exactly what I needed after the challenges of 2020 but relevant to our entire lives. The narrator is soothing and entertaining. It was an easy but very interesting listen. You'll want to share it with your Mum, share it with your teens, share it with your partner etc etc.