• Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life

  • A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life
  • By: Larry Winget
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (289 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life is a Wall Street Journal number-one best seller that isn't afraid to tell you it's time to change. From motivational speaker Larry Winget, also known as "The Pit-bull of Personal Development" and "The World's Only Irritational Speaker", comes a not-so-typical self-help book. Winget's hilarious and in-your-face observations about the sometimes ugly truth of life will kick you in the butt and encourage you to change your life for the better.
©2004 Larry Winget (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

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    2 out of 5 stars

The reader

The book was amazing! But the audio book was read by someone other than Larry Winget and really did not fit the title. He is not exciting or enthusiastic at all! I wish this would have been read by Larry himself. Overall, it has the information but if your thinking it will be as motivating as the book...WRONG! Stick with the book!!!

10 people found this helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

Nothing new under the sun

The author makes it clear that he gains most of his insight and understanding from reading books and listening to self help audio...just like the rest of us. Having read / listened to a few titles, I found nothing new except the admission that he'll try to be somewhat offensive in order to get our attention before dispensing the same prescriptions all the other authors have been giving for years.

9 people found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

get a life

When you need a new direction. chose this book it will push you there. Awesome power here.

9 people found this helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

Author Should Have Read It

If you like this author, listen to this book first before his next one titled "It's Called Work For A Reason". The author, Winget, reads the other one himself, and for this material to sink in, it needs a powerful narrator such as himself. The Shut Up book is read by someone else and it just doesn't have the same impact. So, if you listen to the other book first, you will be highly disappointed. They should rerecord this book with Winget doing the audio. This is a much better read than audio version as a result.

5 people found this helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

definitely different

The author is straightforwardly, aggressively, candid. It's a different approach, but not an altogether bad one. The book is lengthy at times, but overall, worth a listen. The author is an acceptable narrator and I think the material is enhanced by his reading.

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avoid this book

I couldn't believe how dull and useless this recording was. No insights here whatsoever.

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Do yourself a favor and skip this book!

What a bunch of useless drivel! Anything worthwhile in this book is sandwiched between his opinionated ranting about what HE believes about God, family, relationships, church, etc.

Ironically, he whines throughout most of the book about why ALL OTHER people are wrong and HE is right. He continually tells you why he doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks of him because you (and just about everyone else) are wrong and HE is right.

Do yourself a favor and read Stephen Covey, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Jim Collins or any one of the dozens of authors who really have something to offer.

4 people found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Stop Whining and buy this book!

I have read the book and now downloaded the audio version. I find his writing style very refreshing. Larry calls a spade a spade. No sugar coating. From dealing with the wife/girlfriend, to diets, to how to approach life. Always with insight, humor, and wit.

4 people found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome

Great book! I love Winget's straight forward, no BS style. His brash sense of humor makes the material memorable, not like the dry fact after fact presentation of some "self-help" books. Going back and listening again and again keeps your level of motivation high. So, "get off your butt" and give it a listen.

4 people found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

7 habbits is trash.

Larry is a successful "joe plumber" who is trying to teach people what he has learned. He belongs in the same club with richard marcinko. I tried the "7 habbits" way and the "what color is your parachute " way. All that I got was an ulcer,and a divorce . Larry's way of teaching basic rules of life is refreshing. Now I work my ass off! I get respect. I have loyal custmomers. I have a strong marriage and I have a better relationship with money.

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