The Bounce Back Book: How to Thrive in the Face of Adversity, Setbacks, and Losses

The Bounce Back Book: How to Thrive in the Face of Adversity, Setbacks, and Losses

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by Karen Salmansohn
     
 

"Salmansohn's writing is bold, playful, insightful—with powerful metaphors that provoke and inspire. Her kinetic images amplify her message and take the book to a new level of literary experience." - Deepak Chopra, author of Seven Laws of Spiritual Success

A bad breakup. A serious illness. The loss of a job. Life has a habit of throwing

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"Salmansohn's writing is bold, playful, insightful—with powerful metaphors that provoke and inspire. Her kinetic images amplify her message and take the book to a new level of literary experience." - Deepak Chopra, author of Seven Laws of Spiritual Success

A bad breakup. A serious illness. The loss of a job. Life has a habit of throwing people curveballs. To which Karen Salmansohn says: "When life throws you curveballs, hit them out of the park."

In The Bounce Back Book the dynamic author whose quirky self-help books—including How to Make Your Man Behave . . . and How to Be Happy, Dammit—mixes from-the-gut wisdom, humor, feistiness, and sophistication to create a hip, inspiring resource that will brighten the darkest mood. The book is grounded in happiness research, psychological studies, Greek philosophy. And it delivers: Here are 70 easily digestible, potentially life-changing tips on how to bounce back from adversity, each on a spread that's as punchy in look as it is powerful in message.

"Shrink negativity into nuggetivity." "Think of yourself as the type of person the world says yes to." With its attitude, techniques, and advice on everything from exercise to staying connected, it is a full-on guide to moving forward with great positive energy.

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Library Journal

Because everyone's life includes setbacks as well as successes, it's important to develop coping mechanisms for difficult times. According to radio host Salmansohn (Whip Your Career into Submission), it's essential to be a strong person in order to rebound from life's challenges. The author distills insights from happiness research, medicine, and Eastern meditation and philosophy into 75 tips for becoming stronger and more decisive. "Bounce Back" assignments include surrounding oneself with positive people, establishing and meeting deadlines, and planning ahead for anticipated troublesome situations. Having suffered from adversity herself, Salmansohn writes with honesty and compassion, skillfully guiding readers along.

White, cofounder of the Survivor Corps, aims to help people recover from serious injury or personal catastrophe, drawing on the insights of those who have survived tragedy (White lost his leg in a land mine accident). White posits a five-step program in which he advises his audience to face the facts, choose life, reach out, get moving, and give back. Like Salmansohn, he warns readers to take steps away from victimhood and toward survivorship. A particularly valuable chapter shows how to help others through catastrophe by acknowledging the loss, sharing memories, and pitching in with chores. Both books meet the goals they set and are recommended for both public and academic libraries.
—Deborah Bigelow

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761146278
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/14/2008
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
257,906
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 6.54(h) x 0.59(d)

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"Salmansohn's writing is bold, playful, insightful—with powerful metaphors that provoke and inspire. Her kinetic images amplify her message and take the book to a new level of literary experience." - Deepak Chopra, author of Seven Laws of Spiritual Success

"Salmansohn's advice for regaining your footing after a life setback is smart, do-able and even fun. Chock-full of mood-lifting exercises designed to increase self-awareness and enhance resilience, this mini-guidebook makes clear that we all have inner strength, once we know how to access it." - Lucy S. Danziger, Editor-in-Chief, Self Magazine

"This book is like Paxil without the side effects. If you've been sucker-punched by life (in other words, if you're a human being), The Bounce Back Book gives you the empowering, user-friendly tips to deal with it. The very act of reading it makes you feel happier.” - A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

Meet the Author

Karen Salmansohn is the author of the bestselling How to Make Your Man Behave ... and How to Be Happy, Dammit. She is a relationship expert for MSN.com and Match.com, and hosts her own daily radio show, "How to Be Happy, Dammit" on Sirius. She lives in New York City.

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MBlank More than 1 year ago
If you need a push, some inspiration, motivation, has lost something and feel life is over, or just simply feel unrelated to...grab this book. Children, teenagers, adults, and seniors can find something in this book that will lift them from the "some type of feeling" they may be feeling. This is the type of book that a person gets and shares with other people to attempt to make a difference where it counts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would love to see this book for the NOOK.
Manjotkaur More than 1 year ago
Bounce back gives easy way to apply positive affirmations to remain positive in life.Its a very good book and gives nice explanation for the situations that tend to get complicated and gives a realisation how simple is it to bounce back if we want to..!!
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
This is exactly what I needed: positive, light, and simple. After experiencing some significant challenges in the last two years, I still consider myself fairly resilient, but there are totally those days… when I get in a funk. This book just looks happy, and with each reading, I’m reminded of all the wonderful ways I can change my mood. She has honed in her advice to 75 strategies that are original and well-thought. From accepting my feelings for what they are and remembering to look forward – I am benefiting big from Salmansohn’s great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great tool to help you through any unpleasant parts of life. It has a smattering of different techniques to apply according to the different stages of a problem/trauma/issue. Bounce Back can be used to help get you through a bad break-up or a painful trauma or even just a bad day at the office. I highly recommend this book. You will return to it often in life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very helpful to those facing devastating personal set-backs. Inspirational, motivational, and clever - this book has valuable lessons that can be used both immediately, and for a long time to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, I don't usually do the whole review thing, but this book is really fun. I have been in a negative place for over a year now and coulnd't seem to kick my self in gear to 'bounce back' from my issues. After reading this book it gave me a lot of helpful things to do in order to move on from my past and regain my future again. I recommend this book to anyone currently going through a hard time or not. It's cute, uplifting, and honest. I really enjoyed this book!