My Mother's Rules

A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius
Narrated by: Lynn Toler
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (415 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this unique, profoundly inspirational memoir, Divorce Court star Judge Lynn Toler shares her mother's wisdom for learning to conquer anger and become immune to insult. Toler credits her mother's "rules" for life - a life that saw her grow up the daughter of a poor teen mother and endure a husband who suffered mental illness and alcoholism - with providing the grounding for her own success and happiness. Toler shows how the mindset of "a black woman who knew how to make things work" taught her the power of knowing how to manage one's emotional business-lessons that this book offers in wrenching stories written in spare and graceful prose. My Mother's Rules is an unforgettable book that will captivate readers with its illustrations of how to rise above the most difficult circumstances and find peace and success in life.

©2007 Lynn Toler (P)2014 Lynn Toler

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Incredible & captivating.

Couldn't put it down. From beginning to end.She's my mentor.Had I Horton this book sooner. I could have made my life alot easier.

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Emotional intelligence in practice

The story was engaging and compelling and totally relatable. I appreciate biographies that find the positive outcomes of adversity

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wish I had read this years ago

loved it and wish I read it years ago. now in my 40s learning still I should have learned decades ago and because of that didn't equip my children properly. they are almost grown and have to learn things I should have taught them....but now you know better you can do better....also good to know I'm not the only one struggling

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Loved it...just one little thing

I loved the story Judge Lynn shares in her book. After hearing so many audiobooks, I wish the production could have been less rushed. Sometimes you needed to take a breath after her wisdom before jumping right into the next thing. Again not a critique on Judge Lynn at all. I'm going to listen again and write the rules out (or just buy a copy of the book).

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great!!!

one of the best books that gives you lessons I've ever read! every girl and woman ought to pick this up!

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Great read

I love this woman and tend to think of her as a second mom in my head ❤️ She’s brillant and oh so wise!

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Practical relatable Wisdoms

Loved the book and especially the narrator! Raw honesty, life experiences and lessons learned equal a place on my lifetime favorites.

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listen to it!

although it may be hard to endure for some if you are in need of a better understanding of your self and the undetermined obstacles ahead this should help!

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Good advice!

Worth the read! You will receive some wisdom through experience backed stories and guidance on how to master your inner self.

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Loved it!!

I read Dear Sonali first and I thought that was good... this book was even better!! In fact, I know I’ll listen to it at least 2 more times. Judge Toler wrote so much in the book that I don’t I’d fully absorb all of it if I don’t!

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  • 08-11-20

i am Ana and becouse Judgeb Lynn still alive

I am from Croatia, a very small country, many will say unimportant ... when my mother stabbed me in the heart, especially in the time when my husband left me with a little girl of 2 years. Thank you, Judge Lynn. I consider you sincerely a mother, not a number 2 that's notbforna woman that is simple queen and i must said original is your copy of how unique You are Judge (mom:) Thank you for sharing your experience with us!This save my life! it's not a joke,thank you for everything! Deep love from Croatia from Lucy (my daughter) and Ana,,,:)

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  • Missy
  • 10-06-20

My Mother's Pearls

Great read, insight and advice for improving your life. Pearls of wisdom. I found some of these I already practice but was good to then recognise as a strength and not a weakness. As I grow in my self improvement I hope to employ more into the new me. Thank you.

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  • Seabo M.
  • 05-13-20

Excellent and honestly amazing!

A very wonderful and inspiring book... Couldn't stop listening and am repeating it again. Judge Lynn's voice is wonderful to listen to and makes understanding her message clear. Always a big fan!

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  • MODIN
  • 02-15-20

fantastic...

loved it. Judge Toler gave all her self to this book and she was very honest.

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  • Hagata
  • 01-31-20

emotional intelligence

anyone can get something out if this book I got loads and thoroughly recommended it. Judge Lynn's mum was a strong and wise and I thank them both for sharing this knowledge.

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  • Nikki78
  • 01-26-20

Very good

It's one of those books you will be happy to read or listen to over and over again very good words of wisdom and so worth the purchase from a very happy customer

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  • Felila
  • 05-10-16

Wonderful and you WILL definitely learn a thing or two!

I would recommend this to to anyone and everyone. It's informative, perceptive and funny. It's a great read full of advise on how to tackle everyday annoyances and get by in life without losing it. Five stars!