Rules for the Unruly: Living an Unconventional Life

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 10, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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Rules for the Unruly is a distillation of surprising life wisdom from National Public Radio commentator and writer Marion Winik -- a woman who has seen it all, done it all, and would never exchange her experiences for the security of a traditional life. Winik's amusing tales of outrageous mistakes, haunting uncertainty, and the never-ending struggle to stay true to her heart strike a powerful chord with creative, impassioned, independent-minded free spirits who know they're different -- and want to stay that way.
Winik's seven Rules for the Unruly are:
THE PATH IS NOT STRAIGHT MISTAKES NEED NOT BE FATAL
PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ACHIEVEMENTS OR POSSESSIONS
BE GENTLE WITH YOUR PARENTS NEVER STOP DOING WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT MOST
LEARN TO USE A SEMICOLON YOU WILL FIND LOVE

Rules for the Unruly shows us how taking risks, living creatively, and cherishing our inner weirdness can become the secret of our happiness and success, not our downfall.
  

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Review: Rules for the Unruly: Living an Unconventional Life

User Review  - Gerry LaFemina - Goodreads

Part memoir, part self help book, part glorified graduation speech this book has a lot of humor and a lot of advice we've heard plenty of times before. But Winik has a winning voice and terrific sense of the semi colon, which goes a long way. Read full review

Review: Rules for the Unruly: Living an Unconventional Life

User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Brilliant! Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Marion Winik is a longtime contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered and the author of Telling, First Comes Love, and The Lunch-Box Chronicles. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their children.

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