Peggy and Pam were two desperately disorganized sisters. They started each day with the best of intentions, but they never made it because they were "Sidetracked Home Executives" caught in the disorder of misplaced priorities, half-completed chores, and undirected energies - two smart ladies who'd never used their heads when coping with their homes.
So, they analyzed their lives and set up a rotating card system that scheduled their chores on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. With a combination of the sympathy of a fellow former slob, and the firm resolution of a for-your-own-good mother, they tell listeners how they too can get organized.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2010 Pam Young and Peggy Jones (P)2010 Hachette
While I enjoyed listening to the audiobook, and find the system to be a good idea in theory, it is only half as good as it could be without access to the Appendix, which is referenced several times. An accompanying PDF file would be most appreciated.
I found that the system taught in this book was updated to incorporate the new age of computers very well but I have been having trouble getting access to any of the "work sheets" or "lists" from the back of the book through their website.
I have not yet finished the book, but went searching for the PDF before going and buying a hardcopy of the book to get what I needed to implement the system. One review said there was a pdf included among the many many that said there was not. Well there is! You just need to know where to look. It is in the library under title. You will see the title and under that a little PDF link. So, there you have it. The audiobook is not useless, quite the contrary. If you are a very busy person who doesn't make time to sit and read self help books (like me) but who has plenty of time to listen to a book while doing the dishes, exercising, doing laundry, etc this may be for you. I am excited to try this out. It was recommended to me by my mother-in-law who apparently used it with her children. She doesn't often give me the same piece of advice more than once, but she has mentioned this book multiple times, so I'm giving it a shot and am very excited from what I've heard so far. I think this may be just what I am looking for.
I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have listened to this...the sisters are a little quirky, and their advice is spot on. I have so enjoyed it!
This book is funny while providing some very helpful advice, but cannot access all the examples mentioned in book. it says that they should be available in my library but they are no where to be found. This book is a must read for those of us who are weary with so much on our plate, not knowing where or how to start moving toward organization. This book is such a wonderful resource, but I think I will trade it and buy the hard copy
sidetracked to organized
It was funny and very helpful
The pdf is included you guys rock the book would be worthless without itl Thanks!!
Pam Young and Peggy Jones's story and the system they developed to reform their lives from CHAOS (can't have anyone over syndrome) to comfort is excellent. I own the hard copy of this book, but I learn best by hearing. I found this book in this format both entertaining and informative.
The authors, because they shared their stories.
I didn't laugh or cry, but I learned a lot about origin of the management system taught in the book.
This is a classic "how to get organized" book, allegedly updated. While the system it presents is just as valid as ever, there are two fatal flaws.
1. The audible format does not include the examples or the appendices. Thus there are no example cards to copy, and there are no sample lists of tasks to customize.
2. It would be helpful to have suggestions regarding using this organizational system in our digital age. Very few of us use 3x5 cards anymore.
wonderful that it was written from point to of view of a person who was actually a comolete slib. I totally saw myself in all of their examples and didn't feel so alone!!!!
This is my 'go to' audiobook when cleaning. Pam and Peggy are warm, understanding, funny and wise. I enjoy their non-judgemental, light hearted company every time. The stuff they say is helpful too!
"Some genuinely helpful advice"
I found this book to full of good advice that I have successfully put into practice in my own life. I loved the tone of this book - the authors have been there and know your pain. Unlike other books of this kind where the author was born with a clipboard in one hand and a feather duster in the other, these ladies are just like me (worse actually!). They don't judge and they don't make you feel like a failure.
If you are suffering from CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) then this is the audio book for you! We
"Hope for us all"
These ladies are not heartless perfectionists who bark advice from atop pristine pedestals. They have been there, down in the mud, crumbs and jam. Their advice is sound. In terms of a practical programme, The Flylady is more manageable and there are many references in this audiobook to appenices which, of couse, you cannot see. Definitely worth listening to for encouragement.
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