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Stop Being Mean to Yourself: A Story About Finding The True Meaning of Self-Love

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In this wonderfully practical book, Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being. -- Deepak Chopra, M.D. Beckoning readers toward a spiritual territory beyond even that of her revolutionary best-seller Codependent No More, Melody Beattie conducts us through teeming Casablanca, war-torn Algeria, and the caverns of Egypt's great...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published September 17th 1998 by Hazelden (first published April 29th 1997)
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I enjoy Melody's writings. This book kind of left me wanting more compared with some of her other writings. But, I appreciate the struggles she's shared.
If you like mysteriously smiling camels, being sucked into vortexes and spit out again, and tales of airport interrogations, this might be the book for you. For me, it was more annoying than enlightening. Beattie does have something of value to saying about transforming loss into something meaningful. Unfortunately, in this book it is buried under layers of fluff and an inane story about her interrogations (pre-9/11) in Middle Eastern airports. The book parallels the 1001 Arabian Nights in that...more
Sally McRogerson
I read this a few months ago, partly because I've read some of her other work, partly because it relates to my clients and partly because it relates to me. It felt like the ramblings of a self-indulgent, self-obsessed middle-aged woman, or an expense account trip in which she had discovered nothing of note but needed to claim the expenses anyway. I wasn't enchanted but I thought I may be missing something so I'm reading it again, more slowly this time and reflecting on what I've read.

I'd love t...more
Melody Beattie is intriguing to me. I really appreciate her willingness to share her story. Love all of her books!
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Awful book, no meaning at all.
Sep 12, 2008 Michelle rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: travel, self-help, self-exploration, journal memoir
I have this on audiotape, wish I had it on cd and in book form. I loved this book/audio. If you liked Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, you'll definitely like this one. If you didn't like that book, you might enjoy this anyway...
Kevin Milhorn
I am not going to comment much on this book other than to say that it is not what you expect it to be from the title. It seemed a little slow to me in the beginning but picked up speed and was more than worth sticking with!
Erin Mcnaughton
I found her approach of bringing me on the journey with her very enlightening and accessible. It was a gentle illustration of how each of us can begin again with our selves.
Very disappointing. More a memoir about her trip to Egypt and some of her new-Age type experiences in a pyramid than what the title suggests.
This is an autobiographical journy tail. Melidy shares what she found in her journey to Africa. Definetly not the best Melody's books.
I read this book and didn't care for it. I didn't realize it was autobiographical.
The book was absolutly wonderful. One of my all time favorites!
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Over the years, Melody Beattie has become well-known in the world of self-help literature. After turning away from a life of addiction and suffering, Melody shared her own story in order to help others change theirs. Her overnight sensation, Codependant No More, has been influencing millions for over twenty years. Her passion for writing has resulted in fifteen books, including: Co-Dependants Anon...more
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Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time Codependent No More & Beyond Codependency Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul

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