The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict By the Arbinger Institute
My Review: I finally read this after hearing several people speak highly of its content. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve relationships with family members, friends, or coworkers. Some concepts introduced are a good standard to live by. I like the idea of helping things go right instead of focusing on correction. I especially liked the idea that once you start making justifications for not helping someone, even though helping might have been your first inclination, then you are at war with yourself.
While I would still recommend this to anyone that is wanting to improve relationships, I could only give this 3 stars because the writing style was painful to read (it follows a fictitious group of parents dealing with their “troubled” children who are being enrolled in a wilderness survival rehabilitation program). It was incredibly cheesy and I believe that the simple principles could have been delivered without all the fluff and unnecessary dialogue.
My Rating: 3/5 Stars