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The psychologist, Tomàs Navarro, has applied the principles of Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold lacquer, to the breaks and damage we experience in our own lives - whether through bereavement, heartbreak, depression and plain bad luck. His book is empathetic, like a conversation with a good friend, a wise friend, who provides practical and compassionate advice for repairing one's own 'cracks', seeing them differently, and choosing a brighter way forward. I contacted Mr Navarro as a journalist writing an article, but his book has encouraged me to look at the 'damage' in my own past, a damage resulting in anxiety problems and a vicious OCD, and I feel that his suggestions and experience will be able to help me on a personal level. Highly recommended.
Very disappointed, as this book is not about Kintsugi. Its an OK self help book. But I didn't need to help myself, I needed help fixing broken pots. If you are interested in Kintsugi, I suggest you buy a different book.
I didn't like the book at all. I find the tone of the author patronising. The only real reference to kintsugi is in the introduction while it could have been used as a wonderful metaphor throughout the whole book. If you are already on a journey of self-help then this book is not for you, you won't find anything new.
Having had to overcome much adversity I have long been aware of the need for psychological counsel. I’ve been reluctant to seek this help but having devoured this book I’m now in a much better place emotionally. The authors ability to provide a framework & specific action plans for whatever ails, without having ever met you is quite incredible.
I found it very difficult to read this book because the tone which the author uses feels as if I'm being spoken down to. The content itself isn't new to me and tends to meander from one topic to the next. I bought the book because of the beautiful introduction in the sample but that is the only part of the book which talks about Kintsugi.