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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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Awesome lady.

AWSOME BOOK.A STORY I WILL NEVER FORGET.THE NARATION PERFECT.JUDGE TOLER IS MY MENTOR.I'VE LISTENED TO HER BOOK 3 TIMES.SUCH GREAT ADVICE,WHAT A SMART MOTHER.I ONLY WISH I COULD MEET JUDGE TOLER.IVE GOT QUESTIONS ONLY SHE CAN ANSWER.5STAR ALL THE WAY.

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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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thank you for saving my life.

This book saved my life. it helped me in more ways then i can describe. my wish is to one day meet you and thank you in person.

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This is a book of great life lessons.

This is such a great book. I'm in the helping field and will take many of the lessons in this book. I will not only apply it to my profession in working with my Patients but, I have already begun to reflect on my own life and apply rules where necessary.

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Wonderful book

Thank you Judge Toler for so much wonderful insight! Loved loved! A lifetime of wisdom!

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l love this book it has helped me deal with husban

l love this book it has help with my husband mental disorder your mother is helping still to this day and i glad you told her story i read the book 5 times when thing get hard

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Rules for everyone

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Lynn Toler gave a very personal look into her journey in becoming the woman she is. Her mother’s rules can help with issues we all deal with from time to time. I plan on revisiting and taking notes.

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Great book Judge Lynn!!

This was an amazing book!! Full of great lessons, and explanations!! I'm blessed to have found it!!

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Love the Rules

I really love this book and the common sense of it all. After reading this book I found a new Judge to watch on TV full of insight and down right street smarts. I hope she writes anther book full of rules. Good Read

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Simply amazing!

I could barely drag myself away from listening. Watching Judge Lynn on Divorce Court, I have come to respect her greatly. Her wise advice is unparalleled. One would never believe that someone who lived the life that she has growing up that she could have become so filled with wisdom beyond belief. I have even more respect for her now, as if that could be possible. Knowing her story, what a very brave and honest woman. I hated for the book to end. Judge Toler's life story is a testament to us all that no matter the difficulties in life, we cannot only make it through, we can thrive. I thank her for sharing information that could cause her and her family to be judged very harshly. Because of her courage in doing so, I am forever grateful and will hold her in the highest esteem possible now and always.

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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!