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Totally American: Harnessing the Dynamic Duo of Optimism and Resilience to Achieve Success
Can the ordinary American achieve success and fulfillment? The answer is yes. How do we know this? Americans are optimists. Americans are doers. Americans don’t give up at the first sign of failure. The stories we love most are those of underdogs who persevere and overcome against all odds. Why is that? We believe in resilience. This book presents a unique approach to ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published November 15th 2009 by Holy Moly Press LLC
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I really enjoyed this book and it gave me a lot to think about and ponder. "Totally American" is written by two people with interesting life experiences- Dan Smee is an Iraqi War Veteran who served as a combat medic. They both present a very human, down to earth, yet structured side to thier writing, which I identified with, and appreciated. Shoba Sreenivasan is a forensic psychologist who works for the V.A. The preface details Dan's life and his experiences which led to him writing this book. ...more
I thought this book was easy to read and understand. The authors provided plenty of examples to illustrate their points. It was also well laid out so that the reader does not feel overwhelmed by too much information at once. The principles that it teaches are uplifting and positive. The book leads you step by step toward gaining control over your negative thoughts using a simple to understand, no-nonsense approach.
Dan Smee is a returning Iraq War Veteran who served as a combat medic with the US Army; and is proud to have served his country. His one-year tour in Iraq was profound and life changing. Resilience and optimism were inspired by his front-line war experiences. Dan has a set of core-values and principles that shape the person he is today and honed while in the military. His values of integrity, ...moreMore about Dan Smee...