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Lighten Up: Survival Skills For People Under Pressure (A William Patrick Book) download epub

by Roma Felible,C. W. Metcalf


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Metcalf and Roma Felible are a husband-and-wife writing team as well as business partners. Good ideas on how to 'lighten up". I bought a couple more for coworker gifts. A little too much focus on the alcohol issues, but the rest was useful.

Metcalf and Roma Felible are a husband-and-wife writing team as well as business partners. Metcalf and Company consults worldwide on the role of humor in managing oneself and others.

A William Patrick book. First paperback printing, February 1993. Includes bibliographical references and index.

W. Metcalf, Roma Felible (1999) Lighten Up: Survival Skills for People Under Pressure, Basic Books, ISBN 0-201-62239-4. David M. Jacobson (2007) The 7½ Habits of Highly Humorous People Virtualbookworm. com Publishing, ISBN 1-60264-037-8. History of comedy and humor. Salvatore Attardo, ed.

The book has strengths and weaknesses.

book by Roma Felible. Humor can help you thrive in change, remain creative under pressure, work more effectively, play more enthusiastically, and stay healthier in the process. The book has strengths and weaknesses. On the positive side, the argument that humor is a healing tonic has validity. They offer evidence of recent scientific studies that support this principle which goes back at least as far as the book of Proverbs in the Old Testament. Some of the skills they offer are doable and can be applied by virtually anyone. The disappointment comes at the end of the book.

Alibris has Lighten Up: Survival Skills for People Under Pressure and other books by C. Jenava said: I liked this book . com: Lighten Up: Survival Skills for People Under Pressure. Jenava said: I liked this book because, even though she is devout LDS, she doesn't focus on being a good Mormo. Prescribing humor to combat stress and liberate creativity, corporate consultant Metcalf-aided by his business-partner wife Felible-seeks to restore humor to those. But humor is also a set of specific, learned skills, and like any other discipline, these skills need to be developed. Lighten Up shows you how to build these skills so that you can see the absurdity in difficult situations and take yourself lightly while you take your job, problem, or challenge seriously.

Author Metcalf, C. W. (Charles Willard) Title Lighten up : survival skills for people under pressure, . Metcalf and Roma Felible. Pub info Reading, Mass. Kirill Semenov Ukraine Local time: 12:15 Native speaker of: Russian PRO pts in pair: 6216.

A guide to becoming more productive, resilient, and stress-free through laughter presents specific skills and proven techniques to develop and maintain a healthy sense of humor in the face of any business problem.

Comments: (7)

Fararala
Good ideas on how to 'lighten up". I bought a couple more for coworker gifts. A little too much focus on the alcohol issues, but the rest was useful.
Vikus
I almost put this book in my "to be donated" pile when I began reading it. But, I am SO glad that I stayed with it. It is truly one of the BEST books I have ever read and I will CHERISH IT. (I've already read the entire book, cover to cover, twice!!!) Invest in this book, you will NOT be sorry!!!
BOND
I am buying this book because I went to a CW lecture/performance. He was a truly amazing man who used humor to help pople recover from horrific experiences. His relating of the courage of the survivors he worked with showing the aburdity, beauty, sensitivity, fragility and toughness of life is magnificent. The humorous perspective gained by his clients is humbling when you consider the traumas they have coped with. I hope some of these experiences are included in this book. I'll always remember and be grateful for his humor and gift of communication.
Ndav
This is a happy textbook designed to inspire you to use YOUR OWN sense of humor as a power tool. Don't worry that it's 20 years old- it has been crammed with ways to build laugh muscle, though humorobics.
Just one of his illustrations is on aging and how to be 'young old."
"I don't care about your grandchildren!" What about you? What are you playing at, as you LIVE?
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Thank goodness I am a fast reader. The three hours spent reading this supposedly enlightening self-help book are three hours of my life I'd like to have back. I found CW Metcalf to be shallow, without substance and wholly unfulfilling. I had really expected to take away some useful ideas for stress reduction and self realization, but instead found myself wondering how much longer this author could go on, and on, and on with the same thing. Other than a few gems of wisdom borrowed from some pediatric cancer patients (any one of which could have written a better book on the topic), there was precious little one could take away as food for thought. Reading a few days worth of Dilbert comics would be more useful for "humor therapy".
MrDog
Humor is an instrument of healing if used properly, not a destructive weapon to be used to put down other people. Such is the philosophy of Metcalf, who along with his wife Roma Felible offer a set of skills built around that claim. The book has strengths and weaknesses. On the positive side, the argument that humor is a healing tonic has validity. They offer evidence of recent scientific studies that support this principle which goes back at least as far as the book of Proverbs in the Old Testament. Some of the skills they offer are doable and can be applied by virtually anyone. The disappointment comes at the end of the book. The chapter about death is NOT from a Christian perspective, but from that of a Buddhdist Since Buddha's still in his grave no hope is offered, just a shallow "be positive" which is an awful substitue for the promise offered by Jesus who is NOT in His grave.
Loni
It's a shame the only other reviewer as of early 2006 is quick to attack the book on religious grounds. Most societies have religion to thank for their lack of humor. Open up, live a little and prepare yourselves for the shock when u die and find that u didn't have the truth after all.
Lighten Up: Survival Skills For People Under Pressure (A William Patrick Book) download epub
Humor
Author: Roma Felible,C. W. Metcalf
ISBN: 0201567792
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Humor
Language: English
Publisher: Basic Books; First Edition edition (May 20, 1992)
Pages: 290 pages