How Could You Do That?!: The Abdication of Character, Courage, and Conscience

How Could You Do That?!: The Abdication of Character, Courage, and Conscience

by Laura Schlessinger
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How Could You Do That?!: The Abdication of Character, Courage, and Conscience by Laura Schlessinger

The reason so many Americans feel lost and unhappy, explains Dr. Schlessinger, is that we have abandoned the high road and indulged in the feel-good pop psychology of the last decade. Mistaking fun for happiness, we have set ourselves up for "short-term thrills and long-term agony."

"How could you do that?!" she asks. In this wise and witty book, she topples the lame excuses we try to make when we do the wrong thing. Americans know what the right thing to do is, she asserts. We just try to take the easy way out. In seven chapters, she challenges us to find our Character, Conscience, Courage, Self-respect, Morals, Integrity and Principles by discussing such issues as love versus lust, irresponsible parenting and the mindless pursuit of happiness at the expense of others. Her message is simple: If we discipline ourselves and accept responsibility for our actions, we will ultimately enjoy a life of richer quality and greater satisfaction.

Written in her unmistakably lively and outspoken style, How Could You Do That?! is a refreshing, and sometimes tough argument for the need for values and character. "Get a grip," says Dr. Laura, "it's time to grow up."

Author Biography:

Dr. Laura Schlessinger holds a post-doctoral certification in marriage, family, and child therapy and is licensed by the state of California as a marriage and family therapist. She is the author of the best-selling children's book Why Do You Love Me? and But I Waaannt It!, and best-selling adult books The Ten Commandments (with Rabbi Stewart Vogel), How Could You Do That?, Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives, and Ten Stupid Things Men Doto Mess Up Their Lives. She has the number one radio show in America, which is syndicated in 450 cities and is heard by 18 million people each weekday. In September 2000, Dr. Laura will launch a daily television show, syndicated by Paramount Domestic Television. Dr. Laura lives with her son, Deryk, and her husband, Dr. Lewis Bishop, in southern California.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060173074
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is one of the most popular talk-show hosts in radio history and the only woman to win the prestigious Marconi Award for syndicated radio. She is the author of twelve New York Times bestsellers, writes a daily blog, and is a regular Newsmax columnist. She is heard daily on Sirius/XM Channel 155 live, and her program is streamed and podcast on www.drlaura.com. Dr. Schlessinger has her own YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/drlaura). She is also the skipper and driver of a racing sailboat program that won the 2010 international race from Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas. She and her husband live in Southern California.

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How Could You Do That?!: The Abdication of Character, Courage, and Conscience 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One can go to church every Sunday for years and never get the message which is spelled out in this book. Dr. Laura covers all the excuses we humans use for avoiding growing up. She points out why they prevent our happiness and progress. Her point of view is compatable with all the major religions which teach that to draw near to God requires rising above our own selfishness. After reading this it became clear to me that the time to get started was now and the way to get started was to get moving. It was enjoyable even while moving me out of my comfort zone.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Life altering! Reading this book was like a good slap in the face, I was handling my relationships in all the wrong ways. After several long term relationships, my strong personality thought there's no partner out there for me. This book opened my eyes to what a true loving commitment was all about, my wants and how to get them. I was settling and didn't even realize it. If you are in a deadend relationship or just can't find the 'right' partner, this book will help you see who you are and what you want. Don't accept less than you give! You can't pass this book up!!