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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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ISBN-10: 0060758929

ISBN-13: 9780060758929

Edition: 2006

Authors: Richard Carlson, Richard Carlson

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Author and psychotherapist Richard Carlson was born on May 16, 1961 and grew up in Piedmont, California. He received his undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University, his Ph.D. in psychology from Sierra University, and an honorary law degree from Pepperdine University. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a psychotherapist in private practice. His wrote 30 books that deal with psychological and spiritual health, including the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series. He was a supporter of the National Center for Family Literacy. He died of cardiac arrest on December 13, 2006.

Introduction
It's Not Daytona - You're Not Jeff Gordon
Take a Vacation, Not a Guilt-Trip
Guest Room Grinches
Dodge the Oddballs
Do as Columbo Does
Have Dessert, but Skip the Poison
Handling Cruella the Salesclerk
Be a Hum-Bug
Take Back the Wheel
Agree and Be Free
Hades or Homecoming?
Tune 'Em Out
Picture the Perfect Encounter
Go to Your Room!
Don't Dance
Call a Lawyer
Love the Players, If Not the Play
Let Go, Let God
Remember to Breathe
Expect Less, Enjoy More
Get Mad, but Not That Mad
Be Mad About What You're Mad About
Let 'Em Steam
The Benefits of Selective Intolerance
Keeping Your Identity - And Your Wallet
Quit Being Your Mother
Give the Gift of a Second Chance
The Punk Band Next Door
Retail Therapy
Let Jerks Be Jerks
Professional Victims and Need Monsters
Turn Hissing Cats into Purring Kitties
Taking On Teams of Turkeys
If You Were Dr. Phil, You'd Be on TV
Open-Heart Policy
Watch and Learn from Mr. or Mrs. Ballistic
Hunt Hard for Something to Like
Scheduling Your First Intervention
Go Toe-to-Toe, and Heart-to-Heart
Size Up Your Opponent
Acceptance
Terrible Teens and Suggestions on How to Tame Them
When the Boss Ain't So Boss
Spin That Turkey
Check Your Mood at the Door
How NOT to Ruin Relationships with E-mail
Enough About You, Let's Talk About Me
Your Life Is Your Message
Red Light Means "Relax"
Discovering Your Inner Turkey