Repacking Your Bags; Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life by Richard J. Leider, Michael Toms, David A. Shapiro |, Audiobook (Cassette) | Barnes & Noble
Repacking Your Bags; Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life

Repacking Your Bags; Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life

by Richard J. Leider, Michael Toms, David A. Shapiro
     
 
Separate what's weighing you down from what you need to find true fulfillment. A simple elegant process helps you to "unpack" your physical, emotional and intellectual baggage and "repack": for the journey ahead. 2 cassettes.

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Separate what's weighing you down from what you need to find true fulfillment. A simple elegant process helps you to "unpack" your physical, emotional and intellectual baggage and "repack": for the journey ahead. 2 cassettes.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Career development counselor Leider (Life Skills) and freelance writer Shapiro here contend that many ``mid-life inventurers'' (those undergoing a mid-life crisis) lose their sense of what they want from their personal and professional lives. This simplistic guide is intended to help readers redefine their own version of the ``good life'' and offers a formula to achieve it. The authors advise readers to discard excess ``baggage'' such as possessions, responsibilities and relationships in order to reintegrate ``work, love, place, and purpose.'' Citing thinkers from Alfred Adler to Dante and Norman Cousins, they couch their suggestions in metaphorical, slogan-like terms and use sometimes arbitrary-sounding ``Postcard exercises'' to be exchanged with a ``Dialogue Partner.'' Having ``fully unpacked your relationship bags'' and chosen only things ``you can't live without,'' you are presumably ready to select a new purpose, way of life and environment. 30,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Jan.)
Library Journal
The authors describe "repacking"' as the ongoing process of reevaluating and reinventing our lives. Throughout the book's five sections, training consultant Leider (The Power of Purpose, Fawcett, 1985) and coauthor Shapiro argue that there are four elements (work, love, place, and purpose) critical to a successful life and that we must live "passionately for today and purposefully for tomorrow." All of this has been said before, but some authors are able to take familiar concepts and give them new meaning or appeal. Unfortunately, that is not the case here. A major marketing campaign and interest from attendees of Leider's workshops will bring requests from some patrons. Otherwise, only the largest public libraries needing to fill their self-help shelves should consider this derivative work.-January Adams, ODSI Research Lib., Raritan, N. J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574530278
Publisher:
Audio Literature
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.43(w) x 7.05(h) x 0.73(d)

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