The Art of Quitting: When Enough is Enough

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Barron's Educational Series, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 139 pages
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Here's important food for thought for men and women who are bored with their job, are in a tired relationship, or who simply feel overdue for an interlude of personal freedom. Mixing humor, cracker-barrel philosophy, and good common sense, author Evan Harris offers realistic advice by describing more than 20 techniques designed to get her readers out of virtually any nasty situation. They include offering one's antagonist a calm, reasonable argument, or going to the opposite extreme and making a scene. Maybe most satisfying of all is a technique she calls achieving, then vanishing. She also advises on recognizing signs that the time to quit has come. For instance, if you dream about quitting a job where you're underappreciated, it's time to quit. Or if that once-special person in your life cannot understand your feelings, it's time to break off the relationship. Quoting comedian W. C. Fields, Evan Harris reminds her readers: "If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it."

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User Review  - FS - Goodreads

I loved this book, maybe because I was at a quitting spot, but still. If you've seriously thought about quitting something - a job, a friend, a relationship, a location, whatever - chances are, you will recognize the profundity and wisdom of this little book. Read full review

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User Review  - Leslie - Goodreads

I really liked this book. It's weird. You start reading it, and you think, did she start this book at the beginning? But you keep with it, you wonder if it's meant in earnest or in jest, but by the ... Read full review

Contents

The Cornerstones of the Quit 12
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On Inspiration Influences and Catalysts
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Allusion and Reference
40
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Evan Harris founded the newsletter, Quitter Quarterly. Her essays on quitting have appeared in Harper's and The New York Times. She lives in West Hampton, NY.

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