Chapter One"I stood in the darkness of my living room, my knuckles white my fingers tense around the sticky rubber handle of my Little League baseball bat, staring out the window into the night, trying desperately to protect my wife and newborn daughter from a madman I had never met. Any self-awareness about how this looked, or about what I might actually do if the madman appeared, had been washed away by the fear I was experiencing."
"The sidewalks of New York City are superhighways of anonymity. During the day, millions of intent pedestrians stride along the pavement, their faces like masks that betray nothing."
Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It ~ by Ethan Kross, 2021, self-help, 243 pages
Kross explains how silent conversations we have with ourselves shape our lives, work, and relationships. He warns that giving in to negative and disorienting self-talk — what he calls "chatter" — can tank our health, sink our moods, strain our social connections, and cause us to fold under pressure. The good news is that we’re already equipped with the tools we need to make our inner voice work in our favor.
I wrote about this book when I first got it (click here), and now I am finally reading it. So far, so good. It was highly recommended by a friend.