Don't Get Scrooged: How to Thrive in a World Full of Obnoxious, Incompetent, Arrogant, and Downright Mean-Spirited People

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Harper Collins, Oct 31, 2006 - Self-Help - 176 pages
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Inside find helpful advice, such as:

  • Take a Vacation, Not a Guilt-Trip
    Don't Get "Should Upon"
  • Hades or Homecoming?
    Opt In- or Out-of Family Events
  • Quit Being Your Mother
    Ban Worry from Your Holidays
  • It's Not Daytona—You're Not Jeff Gordon
    Don't Try to Cook Tailgating Turkeys

Don't Get Scrooged is a jewel of a handbook on how to avoid, appease, and even win over the Scrooges who haunt your holidays. Whether it's the salesclerk who ignores you in favor of her cell phone, the customer who knowingly jumps ahead of you in line at Starbucks, the unnaturally irritable boss down the hall, or the in-laws who invite themselves (every year) for a two-week stay at your house, you will always need to deal with Scrooges, grumps, uninvited guests, sticks-in-the-mud, and supreme party poopers. Learning to handle them whenever and wherever they appear is not just optional—it's essential.

 

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Don't Get Scrooged: How to Thrive in a World Full of Obnoxious, Incompetent, Arrogant, and Downright Mean-Spirited People

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Designed as a how-to for handling holiday humbugs, this little book guides readers through the negativity that can ruin what is supposed to be a joyous time of year. Carlson (Don't Sweat the Small ... Read full review

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I have looked at other stuff by Richard Carlson, but could never get completely through it, but this one had a neat little twist to it and the style carried me through.

Contents

Introduction
Take a Vacation Not a GuiltTrip 3
Dodge the Oddballs 10
Have Dessert but Skip the Poison 16
Be a HumBug 23
Agree and Be Free 29
Tune Em Out 35
Go to Your Room 41
Call a Lawyer 47
Let Go Let God 54
Expect Less Enjoy More 60
Be Mad About What Youre Mad About 67
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Tame Them 135
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Richard Carlson (1961-2006) is a bestselling author whose books include Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff; Don't Worry, Make Money; You Can Feel Good Again; and You Can Be Happy No Matter What. His books have been published in 35 languages in over 130 countries.

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