How Could You Do That?!: Abdication of Character, Courage, Consci (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 13, 2009 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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How Could You Do That?! illustrates Dr. Laura Schlessinger's philosophy of personal responsibility through her usually provocative but always stimulating moral dialogues with callers about everyday ethical dilemmas.

In her lively pull-no-punches style, Dr. Laura takes on the moral dilemmas of our time: from the mindless pursuit of pleasure and immediate gratification to taking the easy way out when those actions produce ugly or uncomfortable life-altering consequences. She demonstrates in no uncertain terms that personal values are never someone else's reponsibility but your own, and why choosing not to honor them actually compounds unhappiness. Finally she explains that by disciplining self-indulgence and rising above temptation we can discover the infinite pleasures, the true happiness, of the moral high ground.

Dr. Laura delivers not only a compelling argument for an ethical approach to life but also an invaluable inspiration to rebuilding character, conscience, and courage. Here is a work that can make a genuine difference in the quality of your own life and the lives of those we love.

  

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

User Review  - Helen - Goodreads

Didn't enjoy this at all, really takes the moral high ground, preaching with religious undertones, a self unhelpful book Read full review

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

User Review  - Carol Schultz - Goodreads

I know Dr. Laura really blew it lateley but this is a really good book that cuts through all the excuses and rationalizing we and others use to justify bad behavior. She encourages us to a higher ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Yeah I Know
7
Wheres Your Conscience?
25
Wheres Your Courage?
63
Thinking Poor Baby11 Keeps You
99
Of Course I Have Values Umm What
143
For Brutus Is an Honorable Man Yeah Right
191
Eenie Meenie Ohhh I Hate Decisions
233
Postscript
269
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

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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