Dr. Rubin has created a challenging book that provided me with a great deal of insight into the source of some of my previously inexplicable bursts of anger. Each chapter is brief and easy-to-read, generating a lot of thinking and reflection far in excess of the amount of ink consumed. I've had some challenge reading it straight through - I find my time of reflecting sometimes stretches into several days. I haven't finished it yet. but I expect to set it aside at the end and revisit it later, when I've had time to reflect on its totality. I think some of the chapters, perhaps most, need to be reread. The insights in the book are deep, and the insight generated by its reading is even deeper.
Written by higly respected psychoanalyst, Dr. Theodore Isaac Rubin, who teaches the uses of anger.
The Angry Book, December 29, 2001
Reviewer: A reader
When I was dealing with "inappropriate" anger (over-reacting to a situation) I read this book to help me. This author spoke about deep seated anger that was never resolved; in my case from childhood abuse. He said that this unspoken anger can "accumulate" so that when you might get angry for some small thing - all this "old" anger comes out in an over-reaction. Learning about this made me want to finally deal with the old anger in order to live a more normal life. I felt that this book was instrumental in my life by showing me that I had choices about my anger. I have become a much nicer person.
The book explains why angry is good for all of us.