Surviving a Shark Attack (On Land): Overcoming Betrayal and Dealing with Revenge (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Jan 18, 2011 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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With her trademark no-nonsense approach and building on the principles developed during her long career as a licensed therapist, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Laura shows readers how to survive enemies—traitors, backstabbers, and saboteurs—at work and at home.

In her previous New York Times bestsellers, author and renowned radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger has helped countless men and women become better husbands, wives, parents, and people. She's helped them cope with grief; encouraged them to be moral, compassionate, and considerate individuals; shown them how to handle adversity; and set them on the path to understanding and living happy, well-adjusted lives.

Now, in this long-awaited book, Dr. Laura turns to an emotionally explosive subject that has touched all our lives: betrayal and the desire for revenge. And for the first time, she shares her own personal experiences with betrayal, humiliation, and pain, which have led her to a powerful desire for revenge. Intimate and honest, Dr. Laura connects with her readers as never before and puts this subject into context:

I concluded that betrayals are frightening, destructive, painful, humiliating, demoralizing, and so very, very hard to repair. Betrayals undermine people, relationships (marriages and families), institutions (churches, schools, businesses, government, politics)—everything. The entire fabric of humanity depends upon people depending upon each other for their word, honesty, and loyalty.

Millions of Dr. Laura's listeners struggle with the idea of taking revenge and how to accept when it cannot be achieved. For many who have been betrayed, justice may never be served, she reminds us. Empathetic yet never saccharine, direct yet never harsh, Dr. Laura encourages readers to explore their feelings and learn to get beyond them, supplying tools they can use to achieve fulfilling, contented lives free of rancor and the need to settle scores.

Powerful and thought-provoking, Surviving a Shark Attack (on Land) gives readers the emotional defenses they need to overcome the worst life will throw at them, whether it's a cheating spouse, a lying sibling, or a ruthless colleague.


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Review: Surviving a Shark Attack (On Land): Overcoming Betrayal and Dealing with Revenge

User Review  - Marci Taylor - Goodreads

I found some great advice and ways of looking at things but in all it is more if an autobiography and journal of Dr. Laura's betrayals. Read full review

Review: Surviving a Shark Attack (On Land): Overcoming Betrayal and Dealing with Revenge

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

This book was ok...just ok. The author is pretty judgemental about a lot of things, almost to the point of condescension. It's definitely a platform for her to vent about being betrayed herself. But a ... Read full review


Chapter One The Nature of Betrayal
Chapter Two Betrayal or Not a Betrayal
Chapter Three Vengeance Is Mine
Chapter Four Revenge Is Sweet?
Chapter Five A Philosophical Approach
Chapter Six Life After Betrayal
Chapter Seven Betrayal as a Blessing in Disguise?

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About the author (2011)

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 Dr. Schlessinger has her own YouTube Channel ( 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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