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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry | [Dale Carnegie]

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry

Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy best seller, recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime!
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Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy best seller (recently revised) millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime! Discover how to:

  • Eliminate 50 percent of business worries immediately
  • Reduce financial worries
  • Turn criticism to your advantage
  • Avoid fatigue and keep looking young
  • Add one hour a day to your waking life
  • Find yourself and be yourself - remember, there is no one on earth like you!

    How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with fundamental emotions and ideas. It is fascinating to listen to and easy to apply. Let it change and improve you. There's no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active, and happy life!

    ©1990 by Dorothy Carnegie Rivkin and Donna Dale Carnegie. All rights reserved; (P)1990 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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      C. Mitchell Washington, DC 03-08-09
      C. Mitchell Washington, DC 03-08-09 Member Since 2008

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      "Excellent Read"

      I really enjoyed this audio book. I discovered it at a time of need. The reader, Andrew MacMillan is awesome. Sometimes when I listen to audio books the information is excellent, but the reader is too monotone. But Andrew did an exceptional job with this book. I am looking for other books read by him because his voice is so soothing.

      Although most of the examples cited in the book are from a different era, I fully understood the message. It does not make a difference whether it happened during the first century or current, worry is a constant no matter when you live(d).

      I was able to take the information, use the examples, and apply them to my situation.

      However, this is not something you read once and then put down. You have to listen to it periodically. With everything else in life, we need reminders. This is no exception. I keep the book on my iPod and refresh my thoughts. In fact, I have specific areas that I have pinpointed that I like to listen to again and again.

      I also shared the book with my husband and he thought it was excellent as well.

      Also, as an educator, I think we should share this type of information with our teenagers. They need to learn how to cope with worry at an early age. I think it is important that we train them how to handle worry before they become adults.

      39 of 39 people found this review helpful
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      BJJ Products 02-27-10 Member Since 2009
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      "This is an amazing book that everyone should read!"

      My brother recommended this book for me at a time when I was down with a lot of problems and was worrying everyday. After listening to this book on my iphone and to all the problems that other people were having and still they found a way to move on with their lifes. It helped me me pull through and learn to accept my situation. Therefore, I was able to pull myself through and now I have a very good job and I am successful with my kids and looking forward to a great year. There are still somethings I need to do, but I am very optimistic!

      17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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      Lindsay san angelo, TX, USA 09-28-09
      Lindsay san angelo, TX, USA 09-28-09
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      "Fantastic Must Get!"

      This one is absolutely a must get for anyone whose life is being wrecked with despair, anxiety, worry or anything along that lines. Excellent information!

      14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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      Sean Sherman Oaks, CA, USA 05-24-08
      Sean Sherman Oaks, CA, USA 05-24-08
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      "Sound Advise"

      You know when I first started reading this book, it seemed kind of dated to me, like advise from a 1950's doctor. But as I got deeper into the book, things started sinking in and a realized the context of this book is timeless. I most enjoyed some of the stories about how some of the greatest most powerful people dealt with some real trying situations. Good and bad things happen to everyone. How we are able to cope with them determines our general happiness in life. If I catch myself starting to worry about things, I read the book again and it helps me deal with life and renews my confidence that everything will be ok. There are real tools in this book. If worrying has caused you even a slight bit of unhappiness I would recommend this book. I imagine people have probably paid alot of money just to learn some of the lessons in this book.

      21 of 22 people found this review helpful
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      John Marsden, Australia 09-18-09
      John Marsden, Australia 09-18-09
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      "This is A must listen for anyone wtih worry"

      I have long been on this path of self development and I am not new to Dale Carnegie's work. For some reason I had not even heard of this book until now.

      The book is a typical Dale Carnegie book and gleams from experience. There is so much content in this book, a lot of it is common sense, but how many of us use common sense.

      If you are looking for a book that gives you strategies to use then this is a book could have been written in modern times. I doubt it will go out of flavor any time soon

      7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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      Thomas Sewell, NJ, United States 03-25-09
      Thomas Sewell, NJ, United States 03-25-09 Member Since 2008
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      "Yes, if you worry, listen."

      Great classic on this topic and if you listen and understand the message, maybe a few times, some of it will sink in and help. I mean after all, who doesn't worry, and who doesn't need some reminders on how to deal with it. If this helps you even a little, the return is far worth the credit. Good basis for the self help series to have under your belt. I am do for a reread. You are due for your first. "Listen to the inexpensive self help books first before you take any expensive self help courses."

      6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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      Amazon Customer 01-14-09 Member Since 2008
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      "Greatest Book Of All Time!!!"

      I have bought and read this book in 1986 and I can read it a hundred times more. I am so grateful to have it now on audio. This is an absolute great and uplifting book with lots of practical advice.

      18 of 20 people found this review helpful
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      USMC Soldier 05-16-07
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      "Perfect"

      If you have worries than you should buy this book. If you Do Not have worries you are lying to yourself and should also buy this book. It is worth every penny.

      25 of 29 people found this review helpful
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      Jeannine KANSAS CITY, MO, USA 04-05-09
      Jeannine KANSAS CITY, MO, USA 04-05-09
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      "I really enjoyed this!"

      Dale Carnegie is one for the ages. He offers great advice and many different ways to achieve a state of less worry and more enjoyment of the present moment. I found this very inspiring.

      3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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      The Alchemystic 10-21-08
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      "Somewhat Annoying"

      This book appears to be only useful for either young people or the radically uniformed person. The author grinds in the obvious to an irritating degree. This book went into several hours of repeating stories people who had worried themselves nearly to death by various problems then *poof* 'stopped worrying and started living'
      The solution offered was simply 'ignore it through getting busy' which is an instinctual response for most people. There is no actual 'technique' or 'method' recommended other than "go read your bible and pray to Jesus" repeated in several sections advocating one should primarily become religious for stress control.

      The piece on dealing with criticism appeared to be written for the individual who becomes easily wounded by it, yet still gave no actual 'techique' to stop the problem. Rather than recommending methods of 'self diagonstic' to locate the cause of 'why' it is such an issue that keeps coming at them, the author implies just ignoring it, when it's clearly not that simple, particularly if it costs a person his job or damages wellbeing.

      So if you're looking for a new method & actual technique to change your reality enough to control stress & worry, i recommend looking into the subject of quantum physics & Law of Attraction.

      78 of 111 people found this review helpful
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    • Carmel
      FolkestoneUnited Kingdom
      2/17/07
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      "How to stop worrying"

      I really enjoyed listening to this book. Although set over seventy years ago, the philosophy is still relevant for today. In the book Dale relates many others' experiences and how they overcame their difficulties, very interesting and inspiring. It's hard to fully appreciate how lucky we are living in this age, until you hear what people only a few decades ago had to put up with!
      Dale also quotes many of the big names of his time from psychology such as Carl Jung, ALfred Alder, and its interesting to hear how little our problems and solutions have changed over the years. A very enjoyable listen full of helpful, practical advice.

      29 of 31 people found this review helpful
    • Marc
      feltham, middx, United Kingdom
      12/13/08
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      "very good book"

      i am not what i consider a worrier but having heard the other book how to win friends and influence people i brought this book.
      I am glad i did,it has some pearls of wisdom and in hindsight i do worry to some extent and have since stopped.
      It is an interesting book and i recommend it.

      6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    • Luke
      Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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      "Classic and old fashioned"

      Strange language is used in many different parts of this book and it is clearly written in another generation. This adds to the charm. The voice of the narrator is strangely soothing and easy to listen too, I enjoyed this immensely.

      3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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      Rowlands Gill,, United Kingdom
      3/30/09
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      "Break the habit a life-saving course of action"

      Taking worry by the shoulders and shaking it off yourself is liberating and allows you to get on with so much more that is important in life. Spending time in Dale Carneigie?s world you suddenly realise it can become your world too.It is important to say that Old Dale?s book does exactly what it says on the tin and really does work. It is a comfort read at a time when we all need a comfort read?but it also presents practical strategies and some sharp and universal observations that on reflection I have found to be true in the here and now.

      Again,read from the point of view as a work of narrative fiction, this book also functions perfectly well and is hugely enjoyable. It presents as a work of early twentieth century Americana as much as the novels of Scott Fitzgerald or Upton Sinclair and presents a picture of American Society and in particular American corporate life that will be very familiar to anyone who has either worked with or visited the United States.

      7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    • Maltravers
      7/1/12
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      "Fine but..."

      I like Dale Carnegie and I like his style but this marathon is one of the best arguments for abridging the audio version of a book I have come across.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    • Joanne
      Brighton, United Kingdom
      7/3/11
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      "Incredibly Practical"

      Many self-health books do not give practical advice about how to stop worrying. This is not one of them. "How To Stop Worrying and Start Living" has been a great comfort to me over the years. I first read the book nearly 10 years ago when I desperately needed help to cope with taking exams at school. It definitely helped me get through the exams and since then I have used the book to deal with all sorts of worries, from job interviews to bereavement to dealing with criticism from others.

      One of the best aspects of the book is the huge number of true life stories of people who have dealt with all sorts of difficult situations, everything from low self-esteem to facing up to a terminal illness. Dale Carnegie doesn't berate the reader or speak down to them, but nor does he pander to their fears. He encourages you to look at your worry situation clearly and honestly and to take practical steps to resolve the issue or to learn to cope with it.

      Is the tone of the book old-fashioned? Well, a bit. Obviously, it was written in the 1940s and so certain attitudes relate to that time period. For example, women were only starting to make their mark in the world of work, and the book reflects this. Nevertheless, I think most of the stories are timeless and are still useful and relevant today.

      I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who is a worrier and / or going through a difficult time.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    • Mary
      Crawley, United Kingdom
      7/11/09
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      "Gives Perspective"

      This is a wonderful book. It demonstrates the timelessness of "modern" anxieties and worries. People have been coming to terms with difficult, frightening and overwhelming feelings throughout history, and some of the situations experienced by people during the depression or the second world war gave me a real sense of perspective on my own worries. A great antidote for anxiety.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    • Alan
      PORTSTEWART, LONDONDERRY, United Kingdom
      9/26/10
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      "HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING"

      This book changed my life. This is how much I think of it. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, For something that was written decades ago it is full of common sense ideas. I listen to it regularly and each time it gives me a different outlook on problems. If you are suffering from worry, stress, anxieties I would highly recommend this book

      3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    • Gina
      La Linea, Spain
      8/11/14
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      "A MAP FOR LIFE"
      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      I would and have recommended this book to many friends; particularly those who do worry.


      Any additional comments?

      This book is another classic and should be compulsory ready in all Secondary schools. It's full of common sense but delivered in an up to date way even though it was written so long ago. It's kind of an early form of Mindfulness.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Justyna
      Cheltenham, United Kingdom
      2/20/14
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      "Brilliant for escalating your mood"
      Where does How to Stop Worrying and Start Living rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

      The best audiobook I have ever bought at the moment


      What does Andrew MacMillan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

      Very pleasant voice enhancing the overall impression of the book


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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