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Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2005

    Help for the Struggle We Call Life

    Though the 'things' presented in this book may sound familiar to someone in his/her later life, they have the ring of many discussions I have had with my angst-ridden 17-year-old daughter. The book is affirming to a parent trying to raise a healthy-minded child while still going through his own challenges! I love the affirming quality of the writing, not preachy, not patronizing, but very objective.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

    LISTEN!

    Makes you look at your life and how you have and are living it. Very worthwhile.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    A materpiece of Wisdom and Knowing where the Buck stops

    This book is a wonderful, insightful report of a journey of a therapist's life and his conclusions about our choices and reactions to them. I so applaud his 'the buck stops here' attitude in taking responsibility for our own actions. A total must read--please bring kleenex, you will need it time and time again as this books jogs your own reflections of life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2005

    Taking Responsibility

    Each chapter of this book talks about about a different area of hardship we all encounter throughout our lives. Taking responsibility for your actions is a theme throughout. I like the writing as it makes you think about causes and effect of choices in life, which is something many of us do not think enough about.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2005

    The Examined Life

    TOO SOON OLD, TOO LATE SMART is a brief compendium of an experienced therapist¿s accumulated wisdom, honed both by his work with his patients and by his own experiences with extraordinary personal loss. Each short chapter discusses a truth about how to negotiate the emotional and interpersonal dilemmas with which we all must deal in our journey through life. A common thread throughout the book is the author¿s belief in our responsibility for our choices and their consequences. Within this context, he debunks the validity of widely accepted clinical entities such as Dissociative Identity Disorder and Adult Attention Deficit Disorder that he believes are often used as excuses to mitigate responsibility for behavior. While at times opinionated, Dr. Livington¿s work contains enough pearls of wisdom to instruct the lives of any reader willing to undertake the self-examination and self-discipline essential to living a full and satisfying life.

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