Is That All There Is?

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Pocket Books, Apr 1, 1985 - Self-Help - 255 pages
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Argues that many people delude themselves with unrealistic expectations and provides a strategy for overcoming and avoiding disappointment in the future

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ISBN 0671556509 - IS that all there is? I certainly hope so, because this book was more than enough for me. I hate that we've become a self-help book country, with moronic books that tell you how to do everything from give birth and nurse (because heaven knows what women did before the printing press was invented) to getting through your life without letting disappointment get the better of you. It's ridiculous and we ought to put these authors out of business for good by not buying this drivel anymore.
Dr. Brandt addresses the "me" generation, clearly the one generation most likely to whine about, rather than get over, disappointment, in this "positive approach to the pursuit of genuine happiness." If you're the type to be "suffering" from disappointment, it's probably time you realize that everyone is disappointed and keep your money in your pocket.
I know, there's going to be a whole world of people who dislike my review because I'm not being all touchy-feely about their heartbreaking disappointments, but at least I'm trying to save them from repeating MY disappointment with this book.
- AnnaLovesBooks
 

Contents

Introduction
13
The BestLaid Plans
21
The Roots of Disappointment
33
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

David Brandt is a postdoctoral researcher at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute.

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