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©2008 Julie Morgenstren; (P)2008 Tantor
"With natural diction and phrasing that is sensitive to the energy flow of the writing, [Karen White] gives an appealing interpretation of the author's best advice yet on the well-managed life." (AudioFile)
This is a great book. It's practical and easy to apply. However, it would be much better if there were a small PDF or workbook to come with it. A number of the items in the book require you to write something down or follow a list, it's hard to do that along with the audio book.
It was like I was reading my life. After years of saving because I might need it some day, I found myself STIFLED. I have started the process, and looking to continue as I am now listening to the book for the second time and finding things I missed the first. A must read for everyone, just in case.
I have found Julie Morgenstern's other books to be very helpful, and I'm sure this title would be helpful as well -- but not so much in audio format. As another reviewer noted, the books really needs supplements. I was annoyed at 25 minutes into the book when I was referred to a code "inside the cover of this audio book case" that was supposed to lead me to a website where I could take a quiz that would help me best utilize the book's advice and instructions. This being an Audible book, there's no case. Thus, no code. I'm listened for another few minutes and decided to return the item. I'll get this one in paper format and use my credit for another, more suitable book.
I consider myself a fairly persistent book enthusiast. Normally I will stick with a book even if it starts out bad. In this case I only managed to get about 3/4's of the way through it. Not that there isn't good information in it, but most of the good information is in the first part of the book. After a while it trundles down this winding path to self enlightenment and identifying your true self or some such etherial nonsense. If self enlightenment is what you want buy a book about it. I'm sure there are better ones out there. If you are more interested in digging yourself out of the piles of clutter that inexplicably seem to multiply faster than tribbles, It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh is a better option.
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