Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me

Written by:
Charlamagne Tha God
Narrated by:
Charlamagne Tha God

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2018
7 hours 1 minute
Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and always provocative cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxieties.

Fear is holding you back. It’s time to turn the tables and channel your fears to actually fuel your success.

Being “shook” is more than a rap lyric for Charlamagne, it’s his mission to overcome. While it may seem like he's ahead of the game, he is actually plagued by anxieties, such as the fear of losing his roots, the fear of being a bad dad, and the fear of being a terrible husband. Shook One chronicles his journey to beat those fears and shows a path that you too can take to overcome the anxieties that may be holding you back.

Ironically, Charlamagne's fear of failure—of falling into the life of stagnation or crime that caught up so many of his friends and family in his hometown of Moncks Corner—has been the fuel that has propelled him to success. However, even after achieving national prominence as a radio personality, Charlamagne still found himself paralyzed by anxiety and distrust. Now, in Shook One, he is working through these problems—many of which he traces back to cultural PTSD—with help from mentors, friends, and therapy. Being anxious doesn’t serve the same purpose anymore. Through therapy, he’s figuring out how to get over the irrational fears that won’t take him anywhere positive.

Charlamange hopes Shook One can be a call to action: Getting help is your right. Therapy and showing weakness are not always easy subjects, but if you go to the gym three or four times a week, why can’t you put that same effort and energy into getting mentally strong?

“I know bad things are still going to happen to me. Struggles that I can’t even conceive of today are still going to trip me up from time to time down the road. Cops are still going to pull me over for no reason. I’m still going to worry about my kids. The anxieties are never fully going to go away. In the past, my focus was always on the things that cause stress. Moving forward, its’ going to be on the things that bless.”
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Winston D.

I suffer from anxiety and I’m glad that this book shows I’m not crazy for those feels. Great book for people of color it will help you to realize many of anxieties are unwarranted.

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Honest! Straight to the point

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Tatiana R.

Very well written and effective! I did not want to stop reading. I highly recommend it.

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Veronica R.

Could relate to so much of what Charlamagne was saying!! It made me realize that I could probably use a therapist myself. What a motivational book!!

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Gr8 insight to anxiety. Suggest the audiobook to all people of color, especially men and any1 concerned that themselves or some1 they love may be experiencing anxiety, depression or PTSD. THANK YOU CHARLAMAYNE❤

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L W.

Definitely changed my perspective.

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Excellent book on black mental health

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Krysten F.

i wasn’t a big fan of charla but this helped me understand him more and see him differently. i love this book and it has been great for understanding my own anxiety better.

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Hayden J.

amazing book

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Devion J.

Good book very explaining by his word choice and examples

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Thank you for being open, giving guidance and understanding based on your experiences.

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Kyra C.

Loved this book!

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