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Why is Everyone So Cranky?: The Ten Trends Complicating Our Lives and What We Can Do About Them
Now available in paperback -- "If you have a life full of hurry or worry, this book is for you! Why Is Everyone So Cranky will liberate you while it entertains and informs you." --Mary LoVerde, author of Stop Screaming at the Microwave With unprovoked violence and angry outbursts on our roadways, airways, sports fields, stores, and other venues, we're witnessing the rise o ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 20th 2001 by Hyperion
(first published 1999)
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In "Why is Everyone so Cranky?", Leslie Charles details what she believes to be the ten trends that are complicating our lives; compressed time, communication overload, dis-connectedness, cost, competitiion, customer contact, computers, change, coming of age and complexities. While there are some valid points to be made on each of these topics (each chapter contains a 10-question quiz, and my score indicates a need to slow down, for each and every one!), the 'solutions' for correcting them seeme ...more
This book was published in 1999. Therefore, although it talks about hectic air travel - it was still before TSA. When it talks about fear - it was before 9/11. And, when it talks about technology - it was in a world where Apple appeared to be fading away and fax machines were king. Still, this book spoke to my personality type (INTJ). The material was logically presented and concise - perfect for reading a bit at a time while riding my stationary bike. My copy now has well over a dozen dog-eared ...more