I don’t consider myself an angry person. I doubt that many (if any) people who know me well would describe me as angry. Why then, would I read a book about practical solutions for conquering anger?
Do you ever get mad? I do. It doesn’t define me or describe my personality, but there are times when I really get mad. I do my best to keep my actions and words in check, even if the emotions are raging inside of me.
I’ll take any help I can get when it comes to becoming a better person. That’s why I wanted to read Dr. Ray’s new book—Fighting Mad: Practical Solutions for Conquering Anger. While generally I can do pretty well biting my tongue, I’m not always the best at keeping it in when it comes to my family. (See chapter 6, Close or Clash)
Does this sound familiar to you? Maybe you have a similar experience? You can pretty much keep your cool around others, but those closest to you…maybe not so much. If you ever get mad sometimes, this book is for you.
A few chapters into this book, I boldly declared to my entire family that they should all read it, too. Everyone gets mad—angry even—sometimes. Everyone encounters a person who is angry at least a few times in their life. Dr. Ray makes reading about how to handle those instances enjoyable, yet very real. I can easily picture myself in the situations he describes. I highly recommend Fighting Mad to anyone who wants to learn how to better deal with angry situations—whether they are the giver or the receiver of the anger.