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Get Over Yourself!: How to Drop the Drama and Claim the Life You Deserve
     

Get Over Yourself!: How to Drop the Drama and Claim the Life You Deserve

by Tonya Pinkins
 

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Most of us think we know what we want, and even why we can't get it. In her frank and inspiring book, Tonya Pinkins, star of television and Broadway, shows readers techniques and exercises that help them develop their own processes for obtaining their goals. This is tough love, Tonya style.

In addition to being an actress and singer, Tonya has helped hundreds of

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Most of us think we know what we want, and even why we can't get it. In her frank and inspiring book, Tonya Pinkins, star of television and Broadway, shows readers techniques and exercises that help them develop their own processes for obtaining their goals. This is tough love, Tonya style.

In addition to being an actress and singer, Tonya has helped hundreds of people with her catalytic motivational seminars. She herself has seen the heights and the depths: from teen star to Tony Award winner to divorced mother on welfare to spiritual student to soaring success and unstoppable celebrity, delivering her magnificent solo performance at the 2004 Tony Awards show. In Get Over Yourself!, she takes the principles that helped her to succeed and puts them into a book that reaches out and grabs readers searching for a better way of life.

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Library Journal
These three books follow the popular "point" formula for life change but are written from different vantage points and geared toward different audiences. Cohen, a speaker and author of 20 inspirational books, offers ten common reasons for why maladaptive thinking saps people's energy and undermines the quality of their lives. With evangelical zeal, he takes readers to task for such behaviors as trying to fix other people, getting fooled by appearances, and forgetting to enjoy the ride. If you don't tire of Cohen's overconfident tone and overuse of the word suck, there's good advice to be found here. Pinkins, a Tony Award-winning actress and acting instructor, has taken the principles that helped her succeed despite tremendous obstacles and organized them into self-knowledge exercises and daily disciplines. The book is full of questionnaires and charts to help readers "discern" what they need to learn, "discover" what they really want, and "de-install" hot buttons. Chapters on disciplines include instructions for magnetizing one's good and making success inevitable. Pinkins's tough-love style will have a mixed reception, and not helping matters is her reliance on acronyms and diagrams. Teens, more so than adults, may find the book helpful. Urban (Life's Greatest Lessons) takes a different tack and highlights 15 areas of focus that can help anyone realize a more satisfying life. In the chapter about forgiveness, for example, the author explains how that act can be learned, providing life stories of people who have changed their lives by forgiving. Rather than act like an overzealous cheerleader, Urban uses a soft sell to make his points; his easy-to-read book is a refreshing change from the pack. Recommended for all libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401301767
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
01/11/2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tonya Pinkins is a Tony Award-winning actress, soap opera regular, and star of the critically acclaimed hit Broadway musical Caroline, or Change. She also starred in Jelly's Last Jam, and has been featured on ABC's All My Children. She teaches The Actorpreneurial Attitude, a course for Actors that instructs participants in how to remove hidden emotional blocks to success. She lives on both coasts, and lectures around the country.

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