Tuesday 9 November 2021


Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck
Narrated by Bernadette Dunne
Genre: non-fiction: psychology
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook

About Mindset:
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea — the power of our mindset.

Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
Source: Info in the "About Mindset" was taken from amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindset-Updated-Changing-Fulfil-Potential-ebook/dp/B01M036N60 on 09/11/2021.

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My Thoughts:
This book was not written to entertain. It was written to elucidate a point. Several points. It would have been better if in the process of explaining things a little bit more clearly, that the narrative would be a little less tedious. A little bit less circuitous... But, it was not to be. So there we are! However, that did not make the points any less important.

I think the first two chapters of this book is the bulk of what this book is all about. The rest are more of tedious explanations than anything else.

And of course, Bernadette Dunne is now Dr. Carol Dweck's voice in my head.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

Meet The Author

About Dr. Carol Dweck:
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is widely regarded as one of the world's leading researchers in the fields of personality, social psychology, and developmental psychology. She has been the William B. Ransford Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and is now the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her scholarly book Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development was named Book of the Year by the World Education Fellowship. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on Today and 20/20. She lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California.

The Narrator

About Bernadette Dunne:
Bernadette Dunne has been narrating for Books on Tape since 1997. She has been twice nominated for The Audie Award and has won six Golden Earphones awards. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC. She has appeared at The Kennedy Center, The Washington Shakespeare Company, and Woolly Mammoth in Washington, DC. As a playwright, her work has been produced in New York, Seattle, and Washington, DC. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

FTC Disclosure:
The ebook and audiobook were bought with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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