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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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    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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim
  • NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, US
  • 03-02-07

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 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • John
  • glen allen, VA, USA
  • 01-31-07

get a life

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

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Kevin
  • Yucca Valley, CA, USA
  • 02-02-08

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!!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Nicole
  • Wasilla, AK, USA
  • 07-28-07

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.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

Larry I love ya..but

Unfortunately, I won't be able to finish this book because of the narrator. I'm sure he would be a great replacement narrator for Casey Casem... but he simply doesn't cut the mustard for this book. It's more like he cuts the cheese.
I purchased "You're Broke because..." first. Then I purchased "It's Called Work". Both were read by you(Larry), so I was expecting this book to be read by you as well.
But... Larry..you already knew this didn't you. THAT's why YOU didn't use him for the other books!
If I'd just listened to the sample, or read the reviews I'd have known. But that's MY fault isn't it:-)
Bottom line to the readers of reviews. Leave this book alone until Larry reads it himself..or at least finds someone with a genuine understanding and belief in it's concepts. This guy is probably a nice guy, but this material is about truth...and sometimes the truth isn't nice at all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Allan
  • Nepean, Ontario, Canada
  • 03-09-07

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 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Good book

This was a good all around good book. It would have been better if it was read by Larry Winget

1 of 1 people found this review 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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Chester
  • aliso viejo, CA, USA
  • 08-14-07

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 of 7 people found this review helpful