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The 7 Lively Sins: How to Enjoy Your Life, Dammit

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  64 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
44 Life Lessons
to Bring You Years of Glee, Passion, and Chutzpah

You've heard it said again and again since childhood...avoid those seven deadly sins: lust, anger, pride, sloth, envy, gluttony, and greed (insert boo-hiss here). Oh yes, you know they're wicked, you do your best to beat them down. But what if, just what if, you should be basking in these baddies rather than s
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Paperback, 211 pages
Published March 25th 2003 by Celestial Arts (first published 2003)
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Christina
A gift, as well. For one of the kind of books that's compact and full of pictures, not as much meant to be READ as to be flipped through and looked at from time to time, it imparts a rather interesting philosophy that I'm not sure I agree with. It's all about reclaiming the seven deadly sins (sloth, gluttony, lust, etc.) and turning them around to stop feeling guilty and "give yourself a happy ending." Which has validity, but a main piece missing is the necessity to be an integral part of a comm ...more
Lindsay
Apr 13, 2010 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
Great book for those that need a little inspiration in their lives. This book mainly spoke to me career-wise. Like her other books, this book is all about reinstating things that we already know, but Karen puts these old adages into a fun, modern and witty way. It's such a fast read that you can read it over and over...it never gets trite.
Laura
Mar 03, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cni
A few reviewers stuck on the idea of "revamping" of the 7 deadly sins but miss out on the context. Putting an oxygen mask on yourself in a plane before your child isn't selfish, it's ensuring your ability to be there and help them physically and emotionally them during chaos and panic. By working on yourself and embracing your bliss, you can help others feel it too. That's not selfish. The context is what makes this cheeky book more than it seems. I feel there are many practical short lessons an ...more
Kate
This book was not as good as the two previous books, How to Be Happy Dammit! and Enough Dammit! I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it.

The idea behind this book is that the seven deadly sins can actually be a path to inner fulfillment and help you get what you want. There are 7 other sins that are much deadly, among them worry and apathy, which rob us of our joy for living.

The book was as colorful and graphic and easy to read as the previous 2 installments, but didn't speak to me as loudly as they d
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Kim
Sep 10, 2013 Kim rated it it was ok
A little too light and fluffy to be useful. The book turns the idea of 7 deadly sins on its ear, encouraging you to embrace the natural impulses normally categorized as sins and instead manifest them as virtues. Tries a little too hard to spin some of the nastier sins into something good -- even after the fancy typefaces and modern graphics, it's still encouraging selfish behavior. Not my favorite take on happiness.
Terry
Sep 09, 2009 Terry rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help, library, nj
This book inspires one to reconsider the 7 deadly sins as "lively" sins that expand our enjoyment of life by savoring every moment and experience. It really makes you pause and think about quality versus quantity! It's a quick read that needs revisiting every so often for a tune-up.
Amanda
Jul 27, 2010 Amanda rated it really liked it
I followed the advice and I must say, that month was one of the happiest and stress-free months of my life.
Nicole
Oct 22, 2013 Nicole rated it it was ok
The most optimistic book I have read to date! This is quick, simple, and full of bright colours to raise the mood.
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simple, straight forward tips on how to enjoy life. very easy to read.
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