How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment—The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life

How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment—The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life

The first and only comprehensive examination of the universal but widely misunderstood practice of grudge-holding that will show you how to use grudges to be your happiest, most optimistic, and most forgiving self. Secretly, we all hold grudges, but most of us probably think we shouldn?t, and many of us deny that we do. To bear a grudge is too negative, right? Shouldn?t we The first and only comprehensive examination of the universal but widely misunderstood practice of grudge-holding...

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Title:How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment—The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life
Author:Sophie Hannah
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1982111429
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment—The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life Reviews

  • Jen
    Feb 12, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...

    I think I am going to let this book go unfinished. I picked it up thinking it would be funny. While it is light in tone, I feel as though the author has taken a word with an agreed upon definition (she include four dictionary definitions in the text) and decided to commandeer it to mea...

    This book was awesome. I love my grudges! ...

  • Kris Springer
    Jan 12, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...

    I think I am going to let this book go unfinished. I picked it up thinking it would be funny. While it is light in tone, I feel as though the author has taken a word with an agreed upon definition (she include four dictionary definitions in the text) and decided to commandeer it to mea...

    This book was awesome. I love my grudges! ...

    I have always loved Sophie Hannah's novels, loving the way they make me think all the way to the end instead of knowing by the second chapter who did what and how it will all come out. Nope, you usually wait until almost the last page so it is very satisfying to me to work to figure it...

    I picked this book on a whim. I am so glad I did. Hannah makes some great arguments for the benefits of acknowledging that grudges are not always the wrong thing to have, it is how we handle them that matters. There is much we can learn from having them as often they serve to protect u...

    I LOVE this book!! It felt great to know that I'm not crazy for feeling the way I do about certain situations. It's very insightful into why we react to certain situations in our lives. This book really validated my own experiences with people in my life. I recommend this book. It's en...

    Worth reading through to the end if only for the writer's personal and collected accounts of grudgeworthy events that validate the readers' own. I like that the writer sought additional feedback from multiple experts on the matter. I received a free digital copy of the book from Ne...

    Loved this book. I personally don't care that she's not a licensed therapist as I feel degrees can be over rated at times. She definitely has an interesting take on holding grudges. Not all her ideas are beneficial in my opinion but she shed great light on tackling them and working thr...

    Boy was this a fun book. Really funny, insightful and inspiring about grudges. Helps the reader to think about what is most important in her life and stand up for that, and in so doing, protecting one?s self. A 4.5 out of 5 stars. This would be a great book club book. ...

  • Katie
    Jan 23, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 18, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

  • Christa Maurice
    Mar 23, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...

    I think I am going to let this book go unfinished. I picked it up thinking it would be funny. While it is light in tone, I feel as though the author has taken a word with an agreed upon definition (she include four dictionary definitions in the text) and decided to commandeer it to mea...

    This book was awesome. I love my grudges! ...

    I have always loved Sophie Hannah's novels, loving the way they make me think all the way to the end instead of knowing by the second chapter who did what and how it will all come out. Nope, you usually wait until almost the last page so it is very satisfying to me to work to figure it...

    I picked this book on a whim. I am so glad I did. Hannah makes some great arguments for the benefits of acknowledging that grudges are not always the wrong thing to have, it is how we handle them that matters. There is much we can learn from having them as often they serve to protect u...

    I LOVE this book!! It felt great to know that I'm not crazy for feeling the way I do about certain situations. It's very insightful into why we react to certain situations in our lives. This book really validated my own experiences with people in my life. I recommend this book. It's en...

    Worth reading through to the end if only for the writer's personal and collected accounts of grudgeworthy events that validate the readers' own. I like that the writer sought additional feedback from multiple experts on the matter. I received a free digital copy of the book from Ne...

    Loved this book. I personally don't care that she's not a licensed therapist as I feel degrees can be over rated at times. She definitely has an interesting take on holding grudges. Not all her ideas are beneficial in my opinion but she shed great light on tackling them and working thr...

    Boy was this a fun book. Really funny, insightful and inspiring about grudges. Helps the reader to think about what is most important in her life and stand up for that, and in so doing, protecting one?s self. A 4.5 out of 5 stars. This would be a great book club book. ...

    I really was hoping this book would provide an interesting insight on how to deal with grudges and feelings of resentment but for the most part it just talked about grudges, and told grudge stories. I was not a fan of her writing style, thought many things were repeated and found mysel...

    You keep saying that word. I don't think you know what it means. ...

  • Andrea
    Oct 29, 2018

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...

    I think I am going to let this book go unfinished. I picked it up thinking it would be funny. While it is light in tone, I feel as though the author has taken a word with an agreed upon definition (she include four dictionary definitions in the text) and decided to commandeer it to mea...

    This book was awesome. I love my grudges! ...

    I have always loved Sophie Hannah's novels, loving the way they make me think all the way to the end instead of knowing by the second chapter who did what and how it will all come out. Nope, you usually wait until almost the last page so it is very satisfying to me to work to figure it...

    I picked this book on a whim. I am so glad I did. Hannah makes some great arguments for the benefits of acknowledging that grudges are not always the wrong thing to have, it is how we handle them that matters. There is much we can learn from having them as often they serve to protect u...

    I LOVE this book!! It felt great to know that I'm not crazy for feeling the way I do about certain situations. It's very insightful into why we react to certain situations in our lives. This book really validated my own experiences with people in my life. I recommend this book. It's en...

    Worth reading through to the end if only for the writer's personal and collected accounts of grudgeworthy events that validate the readers' own. I like that the writer sought additional feedback from multiple experts on the matter. I received a free digital copy of the book from Ne...

  • Lynn Mcafee
    Mar 15, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...

    I think I am going to let this book go unfinished. I picked it up thinking it would be funny. While it is light in tone, I feel as though the author has taken a word with an agreed upon definition (she include four dictionary definitions in the text) and decided to commandeer it to mea...

    This book was awesome. I love my grudges! ...

    I have always loved Sophie Hannah's novels, loving the way they make me think all the way to the end instead of knowing by the second chapter who did what and how it will all come out. Nope, you usually wait until almost the last page so it is very satisfying to me to work to figure it...

    I picked this book on a whim. I am so glad I did. Hannah makes some great arguments for the benefits of acknowledging that grudges are not always the wrong thing to have, it is how we handle them that matters. There is much we can learn from having them as often they serve to protect u...

    I LOVE this book!! It felt great to know that I'm not crazy for feeling the way I do about certain situations. It's very insightful into why we react to certain situations in our lives. This book really validated my own experiences with people in my life. I recommend this book. It's en...

    Worth reading through to the end if only for the writer's personal and collected accounts of grudgeworthy events that validate the readers' own. I like that the writer sought additional feedback from multiple experts on the matter. I received a free digital copy of the book from Ne...

    Loved this book. I personally don't care that she's not a licensed therapist as I feel degrees can be over rated at times. She definitely has an interesting take on holding grudges. Not all her ideas are beneficial in my opinion but she shed great light on tackling them and working thr...

    Boy was this a fun book. Really funny, insightful and inspiring about grudges. Helps the reader to think about what is most important in her life and stand up for that, and in so doing, protecting one?s self. A 4.5 out of 5 stars. This would be a great book club book. ...

    I really was hoping this book would provide an interesting insight on how to deal with grudges and feelings of resentment but for the most part it just talked about grudges, and told grudge stories. I was not a fan of her writing style, thought many things were repeated and found mysel...

    You keep saying that word. I don't think you know what it means. ...

    I was surprised that I liked this book. The title seemed so silly to me, almost like it was making fun at self-help books. I actually thought the book gave good advice. The writing is good and it is very, very funny. And it got me thinking: why don't I have more grudges? Why aren't I a...

  • Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)
    Nov 23, 2018

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

  • Susan
    Jan 23, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...

    I think I am going to let this book go unfinished. I picked it up thinking it would be funny. While it is light in tone, I feel as though the author has taken a word with an agreed upon definition (she include four dictionary definitions in the text) and decided to commandeer it to mea...

    This book was awesome. I love my grudges! ...

    I have always loved Sophie Hannah's novels, loving the way they make me think all the way to the end instead of knowing by the second chapter who did what and how it will all come out. Nope, you usually wait until almost the last page so it is very satisfying to me to work to figure it...

    I picked this book on a whim. I am so glad I did. Hannah makes some great arguments for the benefits of acknowledging that grudges are not always the wrong thing to have, it is how we handle them that matters. There is much we can learn from having them as often they serve to protect u...

  • Jerrid Kruse
    Feb 01, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

  • Lesley
    Dec 21, 2018

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

  • Claudia Black
    Feb 15, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...

    I think I am going to let this book go unfinished. I picked it up thinking it would be funny. While it is light in tone, I feel as though the author has taken a word with an agreed upon definition (she include four dictionary definitions in the text) and decided to commandeer it to mea...

    This book was awesome. I love my grudges! ...

    I have always loved Sophie Hannah's novels, loving the way they make me think all the way to the end instead of knowing by the second chapter who did what and how it will all come out. Nope, you usually wait until almost the last page so it is very satisfying to me to work to figure it...

    I picked this book on a whim. I am so glad I did. Hannah makes some great arguments for the benefits of acknowledging that grudges are not always the wrong thing to have, it is how we handle them that matters. There is much we can learn from having them as often they serve to protect u...

    I LOVE this book!! It felt great to know that I'm not crazy for feeling the way I do about certain situations. It's very insightful into why we react to certain situations in our lives. This book really validated my own experiences with people in my life. I recommend this book. It's en...

    Worth reading through to the end if only for the writer's personal and collected accounts of grudgeworthy events that validate the readers' own. I like that the writer sought additional feedback from multiple experts on the matter. I received a free digital copy of the book from Ne...

    Loved this book. I personally don't care that she's not a licensed therapist as I feel degrees can be over rated at times. She definitely has an interesting take on holding grudges. Not all her ideas are beneficial in my opinion but she shed great light on tackling them and working thr...

    Boy was this a fun book. Really funny, insightful and inspiring about grudges. Helps the reader to think about what is most important in her life and stand up for that, and in so doing, protecting one?s self. A 4.5 out of 5 stars. This would be a great book club book. ...

    I really was hoping this book would provide an interesting insight on how to deal with grudges and feelings of resentment but for the most part it just talked about grudges, and told grudge stories. I was not a fan of her writing style, thought many things were repeated and found mysel...

  • Anni
    Oct 11, 2018

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

  • Joodith
    Nov 11, 2018

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

  • Kathy
    Dec 18, 2018

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

  • Sarah Connor
    Oct 15, 2018

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

  • Paromjit
    Oct 10, 2018

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

  • Jackie
    Jan 05, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

  • Carol
    Dec 20, 2018

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...

    I think I am going to let this book go unfinished. I picked it up thinking it would be funny. While it is light in tone, I feel as though the author has taken a word with an agreed upon definition (she include four dictionary definitions in the text) and decided to commandeer it to mea...

    This book was awesome. I love my grudges! ...

    I have always loved Sophie Hannah's novels, loving the way they make me think all the way to the end instead of knowing by the second chapter who did what and how it will all come out. Nope, you usually wait until almost the last page so it is very satisfying to me to work to figure it...

  • Deb Jones
    Feb 06, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

  • BELIEVESINMIRACLES
    Mar 20, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

  • Ruth Cohen
    Jan 21, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

  • Christine
    Jan 27, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

  • Lynette
    Mar 07, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

  • Melinda Spoelstra
    Jan 22, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...

    I think I am going to let this book go unfinished. I picked it up thinking it would be funny. While it is light in tone, I feel as though the author has taken a word with an agreed upon definition (she include four dictionary definitions in the text) and decided to commandeer it to mea...

    This book was awesome. I love my grudges! ...

    I have always loved Sophie Hannah's novels, loving the way they make me think all the way to the end instead of knowing by the second chapter who did what and how it will all come out. Nope, you usually wait until almost the last page so it is very satisfying to me to work to figure it...

    I picked this book on a whim. I am so glad I did. Hannah makes some great arguments for the benefits of acknowledging that grudges are not always the wrong thing to have, it is how we handle them that matters. There is much we can learn from having them as often they serve to protect u...

    I LOVE this book!! It felt great to know that I'm not crazy for feeling the way I do about certain situations. It's very insightful into why we react to certain situations in our lives. This book really validated my own experiences with people in my life. I recommend this book. It's en...

    Worth reading through to the end if only for the writer's personal and collected accounts of grudgeworthy events that validate the readers' own. I like that the writer sought additional feedback from multiple experts on the matter. I received a free digital copy of the book from Ne...

    Loved this book. I personally don't care that she's not a licensed therapist as I feel degrees can be over rated at times. She definitely has an interesting take on holding grudges. Not all her ideas are beneficial in my opinion but she shed great light on tackling them and working thr...

  • Terri Layton
    Jan 07, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...

    I think I am going to let this book go unfinished. I picked it up thinking it would be funny. While it is light in tone, I feel as though the author has taken a word with an agreed upon definition (she include four dictionary definitions in the text) and decided to commandeer it to mea...

    This book was awesome. I love my grudges! ...

    I have always loved Sophie Hannah's novels, loving the way they make me think all the way to the end instead of knowing by the second chapter who did what and how it will all come out. Nope, you usually wait until almost the last page so it is very satisfying to me to work to figure it...

    I picked this book on a whim. I am so glad I did. Hannah makes some great arguments for the benefits of acknowledging that grudges are not always the wrong thing to have, it is how we handle them that matters. There is much we can learn from having them as often they serve to protect u...

    I LOVE this book!! It felt great to know that I'm not crazy for feeling the way I do about certain situations. It's very insightful into why we react to certain situations in our lives. This book really validated my own experiences with people in my life. I recommend this book. It's en...

  • Sara Vickers
    Mar 15, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

  • Janet
    Jan 31, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...

    I think I am going to let this book go unfinished. I picked it up thinking it would be funny. While it is light in tone, I feel as though the author has taken a word with an agreed upon definition (she include four dictionary definitions in the text) and decided to commandeer it to mea...

  • Susan Cain
    Feb 05, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

  • nukie19
    Feb 02, 2019

    On almost a whim Sophie Hannah decides to write a book on grudges, a topic she discovers no-one else has ever written about. Holding grudges is a universal psychological phenomena and although Hannah has no mental health background or experience, she feels comfortable tackling the topi...

    ?Holding grudges doesn't have to fill us with hate or make us bitter and miserable. If you approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, you'll find it does the opposite: it makes you more forgiving. Your grudges can help you honor your personal emotional landmarks...

    I so wish I would have won the giveaway for this book as I loved it so much, I would have liked this to have become a part of my library. As the queen of grudge holding ( some go all the way back to the 1960s !! My rotten kindergarten teacher refused to let me take home my clay asht...

    I truly wonder why Sophie Hannah wrote this book. Successful in her other offerings, she does not have the qualifications, credentials or training to write a book based on psychology; and it cannot be touted as a self-help book when her aim seems to be talking about herself. There may ...

    I am a great fan of Sophie Hannah's psychological thrillers, so this departure from her normal fictional output is quite a surprise - and something of an eye-opener, too. I suppose we would all like to believe we are too magnanimous to hold a grudge for long:- "forgive and forget?...

    I won this as a giveaway. It?s a fun lighthearted book with a good message. Grudges can be good, positive impacts in our lives if we can treat them that way. The two issues I had with this book was 1) it wasn?t academic or scientific. Which is fine for this type of book. The second...

    I picked this up on a whim because the title was so very intriguing. It sounded like the antithesis of most of the self help books that are out there. Why would anyone want to hold a grudge? Nasty, small minded, grubby things...! I finished it thinking I neede to buy a copy for just ab...

    I received How to Hold a Grudge for free through Goodreads' Giveaways program. I had never read anything by Sophie Hannah and am not familiar with her work at all. I could see that this was supposed to be a charming, self-help book in the guise of not being overly self-help-y (for l...

    It felt like the author got a lot off her chest in writing this book and hoped to help readers do the same in theirs. It didn't work as a cathartic for me, but may be just the thing for others. ...

    It seems to me that, maybe during a period of writer's block, the author sat doodling for a while and came up with this. I think it must be aimed at the Young Adult market, because as am Adult Adult I find the tone immature, silly and patronising. She makes the argument that grudges...

    What a strange little book-that-should-have-been-a-magazine-article. I think I picked it up because I saw an interesting review (somewhere? Not on Amazon) and also because epic and permanent grudge-holding is one of my few talents. But this was a very strange book not worth the time to...

    Interesting! Funny! Some useful advice. ...

    How To Hold A Grudge had me intrigued the moment I saw it. The bright yellow cover, the shiny green foil spine and the title. It was a triple threat. But, could this book really teach me something, or is it a bit of a 'fad' self-care read with a few jokes along the way. Unfortunat...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about grudges, including why they can be useful ie. reminds you of behavior from which you want to stay away?. But do you really want to know all that much about grudges? ...

    Great book! I am one to hold grudges, which she explains the reasoning behind why we hold grudges, and how we can be proud to say it! We also should process them and keep them in a grudge cabinet, which is ultimately for protection from future potential grudges. I thought for someone w...

    I have not read this book authored by Sophie Hannah,so 2 stars for her time spent. Based on the title which I'll sum up,in my own words..."Holding a Grudge Against a Person,Who has NO Idea Why or Even IF You are Giving Them the Silent Treatment Based on Something They Unknowingly Did" ...

    Funny book- helps you classify, categorize and rate your grudges. The author provides tools to help process complex ones also. I liked it just for having a process to use to reflect on my own and my personal severity. Some of the stories are actually good grudge worthy stories. kudos t...

    I was hopeful when the book noted that no one had written a book about grudges and that the author intended explore this psychological phenomenon. Unfortunately, explore seems to mean tell stories about stuff that happened to you and draw broad generalizations from an N of 1 and inform...

    As a professional grudge holder, I was excited to read this. However, I ended up feeling like I was duped into reading a book about the author?s personal grudges and why she felt justified in having them. There are good parts, but overall the book felt disorganized (lots of reference...