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All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek

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by Dave Marinaccio
     
 

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The paperback edition of the life-enhancing handbook that sold more than 100,000 copies in hardcover. An inspiring collection of down-to-earth philosophy on subjects ranging from skydiving to decision making, from what to do about a beer belly to how to treat house guests. "Could make even a Klingon grin."—USA Weekend

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The paperback edition of the life-enhancing handbook that sold more than 100,000 copies in hardcover. An inspiring collection of down-to-earth philosophy on subjects ranging from skydiving to decision making, from what to do about a beer belly to how to treat house guests. "Could make even a Klingon grin."—USA Weekend

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Library Journal
Relying on uncanny instincts and a seriocomic approach, this first-time author strikes very close to home as he cleverly illustrates how we can improve and better understand our lives: apply the morals and lessons portrayed in that American icon known as Star TrekR. Using a hilarious first-person narrative, Marinaccio takes dozens of day-to-day situations and shows how we may glean from this 1960s space opera a more intuitive, aggressive, and successful approach to dealing with them. Citing many examples, including relationships, job satisfaction and management, family, peace, war, love, hate, life, death, and the overall nature of humanity, Marinaccio explains how ``every situation you will face in life has already been faced by the crew of the Starship EnterpriseTM.'' While obsessive Star TrekR fans might be distracted by minute errors in trivia, the author provides a fast, enjoyable, and inspirational read. Well recommended for all public libraries and a strong addition to self-help collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/94.]-Charles A. Weiss, ``Library Journal''
School Library Journal
YA-Another of the numerous slender volumes that tells readers all they need to know. What Marinaccio does here is to filter life experiences and situations through Star Trek-colored glasses. He uses Captain James T. Kirk, Dr. Leonard ``Bones'' McCoy, Spock, et al., and scenarios from the '60s TV series to illustrate how to make decisions that affect one's work, relationships, relaxation, outlook, and sense of self, etc. The result is a seriocomic, readable book.-John Lawson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517883860
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
617,716
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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