The 7 Lively Sins: How to Enjoy Your Life, Dammit

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Ten Speed Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 211 pages
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You'?ve been told again and again to avoid those seven deadly sins: lust, anger, pride, sloth, envy, gluttony, and greed (insert "boo-hiss" here). Oh yes, you know they'?re bad, you do your best to beat them down, dammit. But what if, just what if, you should be indulging in these baddies rather than shunning them? What if a life reveling in the seven sins would bring you overwhelming happiness and never-ending fulfillment? And what if there were seven other sins that you really should be dodging? In THE 7 LIVELY SINS, best-selling author of HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT Karen Salmansohn turns the familiar sins on their heads and dares us to explore them with gusto. What''s more, she unmasks the seven so-much-deadlier sins: emotional masochism, guilt, fear, repression of self-expression, need for speed, worry, and apathy. These are the real spirit-killers; invite these into your life and you'?re guaranteed to have enjoyment problems. So what to do? Be lustful, be joyful. Be greedy, be happy. Restores the seven deadly sins to their rightful place of honor, and presents a new set of sins that we should all look out for. Presents 44 life lessons for a sin-free, contentment-filled life. From the same author-and-designer team that created HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT, which has sold 85,000 copies.

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Review: The 7 Lively Sins: How to Enjoy Your Life, Dammit

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

A few reviewers stuck on the idea of "revamping" of the 7 deadly sins but miss out on the context. Putting an oxygen mask on yourself in a plane before your child isn't selfish, it's ensuring your ... Read full review

Review: The 7 Lively Sins: How to Enjoy Your Life, Dammit

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

A little too light and fluffy to be useful. The book turns the idea of 7 deadly sins on its ear, encouraging you to embrace the natural impulses normally categorized as sins and instead manifest them ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

New Yorker and 'tween expert KAREN SALMANSOHN is the best-selling author of lots of books for adults including How to Be Happy, Dammit! (Ten Speed Press).

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