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by Lisa Oz
"The key to real and lasting change lies somewhere between what you know and what you do. It’s what you think." —Lisa Oz
Being social creatures, we yearn for connection but often fall into bad habits that interfere with our ability to have rewarding relationships. We begin to see ourselves as alone, isolated, or at odds with the rest of the universe. How can we learn to liv ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Free Press
(first published March 25th 2010)
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This book was recommended to me by someone I LOVE and adore, and although I'm not normally into self help books like these [especially non-LDS ones:], I thought I might give it a go. I liked Lisa, and I liked her style of writing, but it seemed she developed all of her theories from Buddha, Yoga and Deep Meditation, the Koran and monks and ancient priests that had no significance to me. 'Ego transcendence' was the main topic of the book... I couldn't get out of my mind the quote from Boyd K. Pac ...more
I read this book a couple years ago. I had gotten it from the library, but I enjoyed it so much that I bought my own copy. I found Lisa Oz to be a normal person just like the rest of us, despite being married to the great "Dr. Oz". I loved her advice,for example, she was always mad at her husband for being late for dinner until she realized that would never change and adjusted her own behavior accordingly. That made a lot of sense to me, the only one we can change is ourselves and our attitude. ...more
Astonishing insight and refreshing honesty lend Lisa's book the flavor of a really great conversation you have with a friend sharing her life experiences. Almost more than the content, I loved the sense that we are witnessing someone grow and mildly say, "I hope this helps you too." The best kind of shared wisdom is open, unpretentious and generous. This is such a gift. Read it with your love, as I did, and see how good it can be.
There were parts of the book I really liked, like how we need to understand ourselves before we can understand others or have relationships be successful. I liked some of the activities she gave at the end of each chapter. Some of her views about men & women being the "perfect union" make me wonder how she'd feel about same-sex relationships.
Lisa Oz is an intelligent, hip chick, no doubt. But this book is kind of all over the place and doesn't really say anything new. The only thing I learned is about the enneagram and that there is a Swedenborgian religion. Not a book I would recommend.
While I loved the personal stories and action points in this book, overall, I didn't feel incredibly inspired. I think I'd actually prefer to have read an autobiography of this incredibly hard working woman! Nevertheless, it was a quick read, and enjoyable.
What a pretentious, whiny, badly written piece of crap this was. I listened to the book on tape narrated by her perfect little self and alternately laughed and puked throughout the 6 discs...Alright I only made it through 5 of the six. But I couldn't take it any more. The book should come with a barf bag. She mostly complains about how she is constantly on a diet and her tough life being married to Dr. Oz who doesn't spend nearly enough time with her. Did you know his show was all her idea? She' ...more
This was a quick read and I liked how it was broken up into topics of interest. I didn't feel like there was anything new as far as advice that has already been given by millions of self help authors...take time to pamper yourself, exercise, eat right, treat others the way you would like to be treated etc... I did like her personal stories about her own struggles and how she applied the principles to her own life.
There seems to be a consensus here that this book didn't have a lot of substance to it. Maybe I just haven't read enough relationship advice type books, but I really enjoyed this one. The author offers a fresh perspective and opens up about her own insecurities. I appreciated her honesty and gained a lot from reading this.
May 06, 2010 Marianjudith added it · review of another edition
Recommended to Marianjudith by: dr.oz
I do recommend this book to married women with families. Lisa makes wonderful spirital family connections. She puts husband and children relationships into perspective in an intelligent and humorous way.