Don't Worry, Be Grumpy: Inspiring Stories for Making the Most of Each Moment

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 21, 2014 - Humor - 240 pages
Laugh aloud even as you look at life anew with these stories from the bestselling author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?

In 108 brief stories with titles like "The Bad Elephant," "Girlfriend Power," and "The Happiness License," Ajahn Brahm offers up more timeless wisdom that will speak to people from all walks of life. Drawing from his own experiences, stories shared by his students, and old chestnuts that he delivers with a fresh twist, Ajahn Brahm shows he knows his way around the humorous parable, delighting even as he surprises us with unexpected depth and inspiration.
 

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Contents

Good?
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Pressing Delete Are NoCriminals Stigmaof Mental Illness 15 Permission to
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Honey I Cant Find the Kids
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How a Mousetrap Killed a Chicken a Pig and a
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Ask The Sad The Holy
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My Receive Praise 25 The Fifteen Seconds ofPraise Rule 26 The Sandwich Method 27 The 70Percent Rule
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Your Expectations 29 ofMy MostMemorable Mistakes
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The Guilt of a Salesman
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Sagaof the SuicidalSpider 38 Secret toa Happy Marriage
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Holy Water
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The Dangers of Drunk Driving
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Shit 42 Origin ofMaterialism 43 KitCat
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A Dogs Retreat
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An Amazing Tale of the Supernatural 46 OwnHimalayan Journey
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Someone Is Watching You 48 How Another Student Learned to Laugh at Abuse
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The Last Question
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The Benefits of Being Blown
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Should I? Shouldnt I? 33 YourDog 34 Caring Not Curing 35 Milk and Cookies
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Learning from the Experts
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After pursuing a degree in theoretical physics from Cambridge University, Ajahn Brahm, born in London as Peter Betts, headed off to a forest monastery in Thailand, where he studied under the famed meditation master Ajahn Chah for nine years starting in the mid 1970s. A Buddhist monk for over thirty years, he is now the abbot and spiritual director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia in Perth, and he is in demand worldwide both as a spiritual teacher and as a popular speaker. He is the author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?, The Art of Disappearing, and Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond.

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