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Dont Sweat Small Stuff [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Richard Carlson
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Book Description

July 1999
Braille edition of the popular bestseller. "Let go of the idea that gentle, relaxed people can't be super-achievers," advises Dr. Richard Carlson in his widely popular self-help book, DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF. In 100 chapters--each only a few pages long--Dr. Carlson shares his ideas for living a calmer, richer life. This book has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 38 weeks and is No. 3 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list. Two small volumes in braille.
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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671315676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671315672
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 12.4 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,052,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Best-selling author Richard Carlson, Ph.D., creator of the popular Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series and the just published Don't Get Scrooged, died suddenly of cardiac arrest enroute to New York on December 13. Carlson, 45, published his first book in 1985 and went on to publish more than 20 books that remain popular in English and in translation in 130 languages and 35 countries. Richard Carlson grew up in Piedmont, CA. He received his undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University and his Ph.D. in psychology from Sierra University. He was in private practice as a psychotherapist when he started to publish books about psychological and spiritual health. As his books started to attract a large audience, he began writing full time so he could teach more people how to live with presence and ease by cultivating gratitude and generosity. Dr. Carlson was a large supporter of and participant in the National Center for Family Literacy and at the time of his death he was working on a project with them called for "A Penny a Book" from publishers, authors and literary agents to promote literacy. Dr. Carlson is survived by his wife and life partner of 25 years, Kris Carlson, his co-author on Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love and the author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women, his loving daughters Jasmine and Kenna, sisters, Kathleen Carlson Mowris of Olympic Village, CA and Anna L. Carlson of La Selva Beach, CA, and his parents, Barbara and Don Carlson of Orinda, CA. A private memorial service will be held next week. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Richard's honor to local food banks, Challenge Day, Girls Inc. or Children Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to read and hard to put down!! 15 July 2001
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This must help everyone who has a habit of going through the stress syndrome. It puts things into perspective and shows that we can definitely improve the quality of our lives by handling things correctly. It is an inspirational book and one that I refer people to and return to myself on many occasions. That must qualify as being the sign of a successful publication!!?!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There are many reasons why I would recommend this book, too many to write here, but I'll try to be brief:

the writer's voice is so friendly and you can't help but feeling you're listening to a close friend giving you advice. The advice he gives is well organized in tiny chapters so you can always find your way around the book easily and look at what bit of advice you think will help you most. Also, each bit is independent, you don't need to take it in order.

The advice is all full of positive thinking, acceptance, tolerance, embracing reality and being proactive, taking initiative and not letting yourself get trapped into vicious circles of negative thinking.

The core lesson of the book is not taking your problems too seriously or blowing them out of proportion. I for one have a tendency to make a mountain out of a molehill, and this booklet helps putting things in perspective and deflating false fears.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Sweat 31 July 2008
I've owned two copies of this book over the years. The first copy I lent to a friend who in turn lent to a friend and so on. Needless to say that this great little gem of a book never found its way back into my eagerly waiting hands.

I've purchased another copy since then and read chapters from it from time to time. We all tend to stress about the little things in life, and I'm no different. Whenever I find myself getting unduly frustrated or uptight, a read of this book always helps me put things back into perspective.

I'm a firm believer in not sweating the small stuff: Not just the book, but the principal of it. Life's way too brief and fleeting to always be tied up in minor details and insignificant issues. Save it for the big problems, I say.

This is a handy little guidebook that does well to serve as a constant reminder to keep things in perspective. I believe every household should have a copy of a book like Richard Carlson's 'Don't Sweat The Small Stuff".

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. 9 Jan 2014
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If you want something quick and easy to read to help to chill out - this is it. Used it for years and very good for mindfulness.
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This book is fantastic - a paperback version of Valium!! I am so relaxed since I have read it and feel so uplifted. It teaches you to look at the problems in life in a different way and has fantastic tips to reduce stress. I have let go of a lot of resentment from my past and feel mentally free, just by reading this book. The book is very easy to read - no long chapters - each section is only a page or two long, making it very easy to read. I have ordered more books in this series - the book is life-changing. Highly recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but nothing new 19 Sep 2013
By yara
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This is an ok book, but it took me a bit to go through it as I personally felt it didn't tell me nothing new, wasn't really thought-provoking and I felt it was repetitive.

It's an ok book, but didn't make anything sparkle in me :) Maybe because it was never deep in any of the themes the author sugested.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very well thought out read 18 Aug 2013
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I have read this book before but lost my copy.Even though I have read it many times I still like to own a copy for reference
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really interesting book 16 Aug 2013
By Julie
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I was so impressed with this book that I sent a copy to my very stressed daughter in law!

Helpful advice and lots of information and I loved that authors style of writing thought he came across as a very kind individual.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book is a great read. Each chapter is quite small so you can read over any if them quickly if you need to to refresh your self. It's a great help.
Published 8 months ago by Emma
3.0 out of 5 stars Despatched relatively quickly but defaced inside
The book is great, Ive read it before so I knew the content but the book was defaced and so the condition wasnt good as described. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ms. M. Murphy
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quick service and book as described. Great. Not read book yet but very pleased with service. Will read it soon.
Published 11 months ago by J. Dingle
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy book - keep it with you (at all times if poss!)
I first purchased this book about 14 years ago, found it really useful and still remember specific pointers and phrases which have genuinely helped me over the years. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Bettyboo
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
Useful tips for putting things into perspective. I enjoyed it and so did my friends, 5 more words required crap
Published 13 months ago by Mrs. S. L. Rowland
5.0 out of 5 stars Best small book I have ever read
I had never heard of this book and, being British, I had never heard the expression "Don't sweat the small stuff", but I was intrigued. Read more
Published on 14 Oct 2010 by Pooh
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