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Advice From A Failure

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ISBN-10: 0595268366
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About the Author

Jo Coudert is the author of eight books and hundreds of magazine articles. She is a gifted and graceful writer with a talent for presenting complex and personal material in a clear and strikingly memorable way.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (January 27, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595268366
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595268368
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,114,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I first read this book in 1965 and it changed my life! It liberated me from the philosophy of that era that viewed women as chattels and property. It was, for me, a companion to Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex". Thanks to your out-of-print service, I now have another copy. My original copy got away because I was so eager to share it with friends whom I knew would appreciate the wisdom of Ms. Coudert. I have not re-read it again yet, but the best advice given was, as I remember it, "You are the only person you can count on spending the rest of your life with, so be good to yourself!"
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I first read Jo Coudert's fine book in the 1960s, before the onslaught of the self-help books in the 1970s. Coudert's is still one of the clearest, sanest and most easily digestible of the genre. She recounts her own painful struggle as the neglected child of a narcissistic, alcoholic mother, and the devastation it wrought in her later life. Her advice is eminently sensible, practical,--and most important, it works. If you can find it, grab it. It still ranks as one of the best. I'm willing to bet it started a lot of people on the road to healing.
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I first read this book in 1982 as recommended by a therapist. I have re-read it now five times over the years. My opinion is that the writer was divinely guided to be able to capture the depth and wisdom she shared here.
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This is the only self help book that I have ever read and actually kept - and reread. Most I read and think "Oh, I can't believe that...or I can't do that". Most self books trot out a few well worn stories, tie them up neatly and tell you how to get with their system. But M's Coudert shows you, warts and all, about her life and how she managed to change it for the better.
This book will make you feel better about yourself and your life and is definitely worth the effort of finding it.
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I first read this book 30 yearsago and it still inspires me. i would very much like to correspondwith the author if she has an e-mailaddress. mariatpurk@webtv.net
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I first discovered this masterpiece 8 years ago at a bradshaw workshop. I just pulled it off the shelf and reread it. WOW! I never forgot it but it was nice to be hit with her brillant conceptulizations about being a human being. It is an inspiring piece of work.
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This is one grand book written by a switched-on, clued-up author who knows exactly what she is talking about. I had to stop reading many times just to soak in what she was telling me because every time it hit a nerve. Was I like that? Did I do that? Did others around me behave in that way? She hits the nail on the head everytime. She explains behaviour in a no nonsense terms in a charming way. No one could have done it better even in this day and age. I give her 5 stars.
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this book is genius, inspired and inspiring, comforting...i bought it after leaving my [first] husband... staring over the SelfHelp section at a Greenwich Village bookstore... feeling scared to DEATH about What Was I Gonna Do, etc... when i saw the title, Loved It, busted Out Laughing, thought the author deserved the $$$ just having the guts to go with this - and it only got better...

Everyone should read this book - honest, a wonderful woman just sits down with you and Tells It Like It Is... and it's comforting and makes you like life, even if yours isn't going so swimmingly at the time... Thank You Thank You Thank You SO MUCH back in print for re-publishing this... a great gift to us all - can't wait to reread [since i gave my copy away forever ago to a seeking soul]
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