I guess I was looking for more out of this book after reading reviews. I was hoping for more ideas or suggestions on how to keep yourself in check when dealing with a porcupine. This book just gives you 100+/- ways to not tick off a porcupine, well I wanted to know after the porcupine is throwing quills how do I keep mine from going up? I didn't get that from this book. Basically I got "walk on eggshells around a porcupine ".
Have had a stressful couple of years with my adult daughter, who is having marital problems and challenges with her 4 high school/college age children. . She lashes out at me constantly and is very difficult to be around. Another huge problem is that she will only text message -- a one-one-phone conversation is very rare. This book has helped me realize I must not take this personally and that she needs to deal with her own life problems before I can help her very much. I needed to know how to be around her without her tearing me apart with our increasingly hurtful and abusive relationship. I highly recommend this book -- and the title says it all.!!!
I had heard of this book before, but never took the time to read it. Now that I have 2 grown sons and a husband arround, I needed to read a self-help book on "difficult people." It was really an eye opener and something I need to read over and over. It is broken into little parts, so you can read some each day. It has changed my life.