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Life's Too Short!: Pull The Plug On Self-Defeating Behavior And Turn On The Power Of Self-Esteem

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In this practical and supportive guide to self-esteem, Dr. Abraham Twerski explains how most self-defeating behavior stems from a sense of inferiority and that practically no one is immune to its hazards. Through his patients' life stories and the humor of cartoons, Dr. Twerski shows that people are far more capable than they consider themselves to be. His advice comes fro ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published August 15th 1958)
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Gary
Jul 19, 2016 Gary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this practical, supportive and instructive work, Dr Twerski points out that self-defeating behaviour is a result of low-self esteem and not lack of ability.
Through some of the case studies of the more than 40 000 people he has assisted over the years, and humorous but instructive cartoons, the author explains how this is, and how it can be overcome.
Dr Twerski explains how if we expect rejection we will interpret all that happens as rejection and will behave in a way that precipitates rejectio
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Gary
Oct 28, 2014 Gary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this practical, supportive and instructive work, Dr Twerski points out that self-defeating behaviour is a result of low-self esteem and not lack of ability.
Through some of the case studies of the more than 40 000 people he has assisted over the years, and humorous but instructive cartoons, the author explains how this is, and how it can be overcome.
Dr Twerski explains how if we expect rejection we will interpret all that happens as rejection and will behave in a way that precipitates rejectio
...more
Karen
Jun 27, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gives you perspective on common challenges that we all periodically go through and what others struggle with on a daily basis and how to handle the struggles, become a better person, and how to understand those with the certain character flaws. Fantastic book!!!
Shana
Oct 18, 2007 Shana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I find myself quoting from this book all the time. The author gives really down-to-earth examples of how to deal with difficult life problems, particularly self-esteem issues.
Linda
Despite being published in 1958 many of the concepts and ideals still hold true today. Some of the messages might be common sense but a refresher course in common sense is sometimes what we need.
Nichola
Aug 30, 2013 Nichola rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was meant to be about self esteem, but is dated and trite. Most statements that are meant to be insightful are obvious, and yet not backed up with anything.
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