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Publisher's Summary

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.

As featured in Apple's 'Best Audiobooks of 2021 so far'!

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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Great insights on controlling voices in your mind

I enjoyed this book thoroughly, had great insights and some really practical ideas to reduce the chatter in your mind. I guess I needed it.

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A wonderful way to understand our brain chatter

Loved it. Can be very helpful if we implement it. The ways to harnes our minds.

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Definitely one of the Best if not the Best

Amazing book. A must read for all age groups. It provides us with real practical solutions to counter our negative inner voices and allow it to help us instead in dealing with challenges. The tools provided in the book are very simple yet very effective. Most of you would have been already practising many of these techniques with being aware of them. Being aware of them helps us to use them more often at right times.

I would like to thank Ethan Kross for this amazingly articulated book.

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Harnessing pur thouhts..

The book very intricately throws light upon the various thoughts that run through our mind and the one that caught my interest was that when someone is going through a negative phase, try not to talk them through the episode. Instead, hello them grow and move on. I always thought empathy had huge healing powers but the point made can be practiced and worked upon. Overall, it's a very interesting hear and there's a possibility that one can re hear it during testing times; definitely reassuring

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empowering with empatht

recommendable to listen to on walks..which is how I did it. Narrator has a kind and empathetic voice

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  • 15-06-21

Not all authors are good narators!

This is a good example. The monotone voice, made me sleepy 😴. I was finding myself with inner chatter, however, there are some suggestions I can probably consider.

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Rubbish

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

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  • Deb P
  • 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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  • 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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  • 04-05-22

Practical and easily done

I found this book , constructive and understandable. I am now implementing further strategies.

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  • Cebe Seren
  • 20-02-22

Simple guide

This isn’t rocket science but the author provides a coherent picture of different ways to address negative internal chatter and the science behind it. A good book for anyone seeking to have better mental health

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  • MS F
  • 10-07-21

OK

This was an ok book. I was diverted but not blown away by it. Well read

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  • 28-06-21

Very helpful

A quite helpful read on a very rarely talked issue. I enjoyed it and also gathered valuable insights.

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  • 23-05-21

Simple and profound

Loved this, listened in a weekend. It ties in beautifully with my professional work in mental fitness.

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  • 13-05-21

This was amazing

Narrator was great, great insight to the stories will wel be coming back to this book again and again to use the tools stated inside

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  • 08-05-21

superficial intro to a relevant topic

Here's a useful benchmark: the book spends a considerable time explaining the placebo effect. If you're well informed enough to already know it, this book isn't for you. If you don't think you know it well, maybe it is. I found it a disapoitment because it reviews reasonably well known things. And it repeats a lot of points in minor variations (like "distancing"). Not a *bad* book. Just did not change anything in what I knew or the "tools" I have.

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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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  • 19-06-21

Thank you.

This book made so much sense to me and I shall be using the practices to help with my chatter.

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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.

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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
  • 17-09-21

Must listen

We all have a voice in our head... except this voice just so happens to be a book about the voices in our head.

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  • Bree M
  • 24-08-21

Loved This! Thank you Ethan

This book was so thought provoking and interesting. Loved listening to it on my journey to and from work for the last week. Thanks Ethan, you did a great job with the book and the narration. Hope you write more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-07-21

Too long and repetitive

A lot of examples of studies conducted and not many useful personal situations to relate to. Repetitive and in the end the tools suggested were obvious

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-06-22

Excellent information to easily implement

A great book, Ethan’s voice is lovely to listen to. The information is easy to digest and I’ve already been implementing the lessons. Highly recommend.