Who Me?  Angry?

Who Me? Angry?

I’ll never forget my response a few years back during a conversation with my spiritual director.  He said “You’re mad as heck about something and I don’t know what it is.”  Excuse me?  Anger?  Me??? I’m the mild-mannered one, the one who laughs things off.  I’m not angry—or am I?

Those who know me well probably have no trouble agreeing that I just might have a few problems with anger.  As I have thought about this, even I have come to see that, yes, like most people, I have “issues” with anger.  That is why I am excited by a new book from Dr. Ray Guarendi titled Fighting Mad: Practical Solutions for Conquering Anger.

One of the things I like about Dr. Ray is that he has a sense of humor.  He does not take all the latest popular thinking on any subject and take it too seriously.  Instead, he takes a good dose of common sense, along with years of clinical experience and states both the problems and the solutions in a way that I can easily get.  It’s not that he downplays the issues at all; he just expresses them in a way that I can understand and accept.  Somehow, Dr. Ray has a way of making me think I can be a better person and conquer my impulses.  Right there is enough reason for me to dive into this book.  Hopefully you’ll see a kinder, gentler me soon.


About the Author

Louise Paré has spent the last 37 years in Catholic publishing and is currently a director of product development for Servant Books. She works from her home in Michigan, where she is an avid Detroit Tigers fan.