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The Nine Fantasies That Will Ruin Your Life (and the Eight Realities That Will Save You)

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Dr. Joy Browne has spent nearly twenty years advising thousands of women and men about their frustrations and disappointments. She has diagnosed the ways we get in trouble and stay there. In turn, Dr. Joy has developed a proven prescription to free us from our self-defeating thoughts and habits that allows for real progress toward our goals. She calls her plan for emotional health The Nine Fantasies That Will Ruin Your Life and the Eight Realities That Will Save You.

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Overview

Dr. Joy Browne has spent nearly twenty years advising thousands of women and men about their frustrations and disappointments. She has diagnosed the ways we get in trouble and stay there. In turn, Dr. Joy has developed a proven prescription to free us from our self-defeating thoughts and habits that allows for real progress toward our goals. She calls her plan for emotional health The Nine Fantasies That Will Ruin Your Life and the Eight Realities That Will Save You.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Joy Browne shows you how to apply these simple, powerful ideas to your marriage, personal relationships, career, finances, health, and every other area of your life. No matter how difficult or long-standing your problems, Dr. Joy will show you how to become a fearless, focused, and, most important, happy adventurer in your own life. That may sound like a fantasy, but you can make it your new reality.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780609804735
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1 PBK ED
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Joy Browne is a licensed clinical psychologist whose radio talk show is heard on more than 300 stations in the United States and Canada. She is also host of the syndicated TV show Dr. Joy Browne and writes an advice column for the New York Times Syndicate. For her contributions to the field of psychology, Dr. Joy received the 1998 American Psychological Association's President's Award. She lives in New York City.
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Interviews & Essays


Before the live bn.com chat, Joy Browne agreed to answer some of our questions:

Q:  What to you is the most difficult part of being "America's favorite radio psychologist"?

A:  That strangers come up to me when I am in restaurants, in dressing rooms, on airplanes, et cetera, with their problems. It is surprisingly hard. The good part of this is that they trust me, but it means I have no private life.

Q:  Do you think you could have written this book ten years ago? How would it have been different if you wrote it back in 1988?

A:  Interesting question. I think it is a compilation -- the format and the knowledge. I did write a book ten years ago, Why They Don't Call When They Say They Will and also Nobody Is Perfect. I think this is a more sophisticated book. I suppose every author says their latest book is their favorite book, but this is my favorite book. To answer your question, no, I think this is a book whose time is now.

Q:  What three people do you consider to have had the greatest impact on Dr. Joy Browne's life? Why?

A:  Lots of people have had impacts on my life. My callers have had an impact on my life. On a personal level, my father in some bizarre way formed my character, because what I did, it was never enough, although I think I have gotten beyond that. I do things now because they are fun. The person who gave me my first radio job, Joe Scallan. And I think my mentor at college, my college master Trent Wan, in some bizarre way. He was a psychologist, and he told me that I had a natural talent and that graduate school would ruin it. It was in some way proving it to male figures. It is interesting, because in all cases I was proving myself to male figures, but in some ways I think I had threatened them.

Q:  What was the last book you read and absolutely loved?

A:  I read a wonderful book The Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. It was just a fantastic book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2000

    Great modern common sense, well communicated.

    Reading this book will permanently improve your thinking. The first read can be a shock, since Browne overturns lots of cherished notions. Fortunately, she's got really excellent remedies. The book is very readable and useful: she makes sure the new ideas become suddenly practical. The style is conversational and it's from a friend who wants to see you truly happy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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