We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Wake Up and Live! | [Dorothea Brande]

Wake Up and Live!

Born in Chicago, Dorothea Brande (1893-1948) was a widely respected journalist, fiction writer, and writing instructor. In 1936, Brande published a masterwork of practical psychology, Wake Up and Live! For many years, Wake Up and Live!, with its simple and sound advice for personal excellence, rivaled the popularity of contemporaneous works such as Think and Grow Rich and How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Regular Price:$17.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Born in Chicago, Dorothea Brande (1893-1948) was a widely respected journalist, fiction writer, and writing instructor. Brande is widely known for her enduring guide to the creative process, Becoming a Writer, originally published in 1934 and still popular today. In 1936, Brande published a masterwork of practical psychology, Wake Up and Live!

The book entered more than 34 printings and sold over 1,000,000 copies. For many years, Wake Up and Live!, with its simple and sound advice for personal excellence, rivaled the popularity of contemporaneous works such as Think and Grow Rich and How to Win Friends and Influence People. This classic of self-improvement is now available on audio with this new edition.

©2013 Dorothea Brande (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

What the Critics Say

"Eminently sensible and practical." (The New York Times Book Review)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (9 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.4 (8 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.6 (8 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    NaturallyMarissa Scranton, PA 01-04-14
    NaturallyMarissa Scranton, PA 01-04-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Inspirational Book, Excellent Audio"
    Would you listen to Wake Up and Live! again? Why?

    This book is a wonderful inspiration. After applying it's main premise upon completion of the audio, I overcame various obstacles that normally stop me throughout the day. One in particular included simply doing the dishes and cleaning the kitchen. You don't have to believe me, but at least give this book a try. Those interested in personality types, MBTI for example, will enjoy this book. She appeals to all temperaments and will encourage you to overcome being unmotivated, lethargic, and inert. Look at me, for the first time ever, I have written a review on a website.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dorothea Brande's ideas in this book are very original and unique. This book serves as an inspiration to others, including Steven Pressfield's The War of Art and Turning Pro. I found Steven's book intriguing, his idea of Resistance, compares to Dorothea's idea of "Will to Fail". However, I felt as if something were missing from Steven's work, and I found it in Dorothea's Wake and Live. This book also reminded me of the movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013".


    What about Mitch Horowitz’s performance did you like?

    Mitch Horowitz did very well reading the audio. He does not have a strong accent, nor does he regularly make distracting noises during the text. Every once and a while you can hear what sounds like swallowing, but thankfully it wasn't too intrusive and the reading flowed naturally. Gildan media made a great production.


    What did you learn from Wake Up and Live! that you would use in your daily life?

    Ms. Brande's book taught me the importance of observing myself using my conscious awareness and to use my active imagination to bring about change. This book resounds well with the work of Maxwell Maltz, Psycho-Cybernetics. The remedies/exercises she provides are well rounded and deeply moving. I am grateful to have been guided to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    There are tons of self help books and personal development books that exist. Besides regularly reading the Holy Scriptures daily (try the New World Translation-Revised Edition), this book, Maxwell Maltz' Psycho-Cybernetics, and David Seabury's The Art of Selfishness, have had the most profound impact on my life. I am an INFJ personality type and sometimes struggle to be motivated and manifest my dreams. I have overcome these obstacles from the inspiration of the above mentioned books. For a practical guide on harnessing your life's energy and restoring health, try Dr. Robert Fulford's Touch of Life. I hope these books assist you in your life's journey!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.