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"This is an excellent book. It is easy to understand, it gives great examples, and it has great innovative tools."

Joanie Greggains, Host, The Joanie Greggains Show, KGO-AM
San Francisco CA, May 1 2004

"You'll identify your personal fear-inspired avoidance style, understand why you adopt it,
and evaporate its hold over you."

First for Women magazine
August 3 2004

"A lot of good advice in this book. It also puts it in context in the society we live in today."

Christine Chen, Anchor, Fox News This Morning, KCPQ-TV Channel 13
Seattle WA, April 8 2004

"I actually got some insight from this book. Iím sure other people will as well."

Barbara Rodgers, Host, Bay Sunday, KPIX-TV Channel Five
San Francisco CA, April 4 2004

"Fascinating. Really good stuff."

Helen Raptis, Host, AM Northwest, KATU-TV Channel Two
Portland OR, April 6 2004

"This is a problem that affects everyone. I hope everybody goes out and buys this book."

Michael Dresser, Host, The Michael Dresser Show, KFAR-AM
Fairbanks AK, June 4 2004

"Crisp, insightful, user-friendly, with wonderful stories and without a lot of psychological jargon."

Eve Martin, Host, Consulting Eve, WLBE-AM Orlando FL, June 26 2004

"This is such a fascinating look at all of us. There is a tremendous amount of hope in this book."

Frankie Boyer, Host, Your Healthy Family, Sirius Networks/ WBIX-AM
Boston MA, April 11 2004
 

 


SECRETS YOU KEEP FROM YOURSELF:
How to Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness

Dan Neuharth. St. Martinís, $24.95 (304p)

Neuharth, a marriage and family therapist, brings the same mixture of practical suggestions and sympathetic understanding in this new guide to avoiding self-defeating actions as he did to his If You Had Controlling Parents: How to Make Peace with Your Past and Take Your Place in the World. (The earlier book resulted in Oprah, Good Morning America and CNN Talkback Live! appearances.)

In order to change behavior that has undermined personal happiness, Neuharth argues that it is essential to recognize that one is oneís own source of this unhealthy conduct, that one has the power to alter it and that denial usually prevents one from taking productive action. Denial, Neuharth finds, frequently stems from inappropriate fear that taking any action may have too great an emotional cost.

In an especially useful chapter, he shows how most fears reflect concerns about self-worth or worries about a dreaded experience such as public speaking. He offers a number of self-tests and sensible techniques for becoming more self-aware and overcoming fears, illustrated by numerous case studies. In addition, Neuharth helps readers identify their deepest hopes and desires along with the means for achievement. A clear, apostrophic style ("Youíve done this thousands of times in your life") and user-friendly organization further add to this above-average manual for maximizing personal happiness.

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