How To Live With an Idiot

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Continue the journey with Hoover's new book How to Live with an Idiot. Ultimate success in living happily with an idiot-whether spouse, child, other relative, or roommate-depends upon your willingness to search out and embrace your own inner idiot. This book offers practical, useful advice for all of us who have to deal with the many true idiots in our lives, but helps us laugh at them, too.
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Overview

Continue the journey with Hoover's new book How to Live with an Idiot. Ultimate success in living happily with an idiot-whether spouse, child, other relative, or roommate-depends upon your willingness to search out and embrace your own inner idiot. This book offers practical, useful advice for all of us who have to deal with the many true idiots in our lives, but helps us laugh at them, too.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564147707
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: How To Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,468,616
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Part I Getting to Know Your Idiot 13
Chapter 1 Idiots Exposed 15
Chapter 2 Through the Eyes of an Idiot 29
Chapter 3 Not All Idiots Are Created Equal 45
Chapter 4 Composite Idiots 63
Part II The Seven Relational Sins and Solutions 77
Chapter 5 The First Relational Sin and Solution: Anger vs. Anticipating 79
Chapter 6 The Second Relational Sin and Solution: Blaming vs. Re-framing 99
Chapter 7 The Third Relational Sin and Solution: Criticizing vs. Complimenting 121
Chapter 8 The Fourth Relational Sin and Solution: Denying vs. Accepting 145
Chapter 9 The Fifth Relational Sin and Solution: Judging vs. Forgiving 167
Chapter 10 The Sixth Relational Sin and Solution: Resenting vs. Appreciating 185
Chapter 11 The Seventh Relational Sin and Solution: Shaming vs. Affirming 207
Part III God, Me, and the Idiots...in That Order 225
Chapter 12 Changing Me Changes Everything 227
Index 247
About the Author 255
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2005

    how did i live without this book?

    My spouse is a mime, specializing in tableau or the 'lost art' as he calls it. we have the worst communication as our domestic fights are won with freeze frames and gestures made with gloves and white makeup. when i saw this title, i burst out crying right in the bookstore. i live with an idiot and i am not the only one! this book has helped me to cope with the daily trials of living with a grown man who insists that it is funny to have pretend silent fights with ventriloquist dolls.

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