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Coming Up for Air: How to Build A Balanced Life in A Workaholic World Hardcover – Bargain Price, March 15, 2000


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  • Hardcover: 253 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0786865490
  • ASIN: B00007E9RL
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,278,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Coming Up for Air is gratifying to read (and reread) because clearly the author has lived and breathed this topic. Finally - someone really understands the struggle of trying to balance a well-loved (but stressful) career and a full life! The exercises and real-people stories are truly insightful. There are great suggestions to implement right away. I can feel the difference it has made in my outlook already. Almost everyone I know would benefit from reading this book.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 29, 2000
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Beth Sawi's book puts into words the conflicts every working person, especially moms and dads, face every day. And, the advice for how to balance one's life is practical and actually works! This b ook is a must read for every working person who wants to live long enough to enjoy life.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I found it a bit hard to relate to the author on this one--she's a high-paid executive who can afford to hire nannies, housekeepers, landscapers, etc. It's a bit easier to have balance when you have money. It would be great to see a book by a regular parent that had some tips in it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carol H on April 17, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book succinctly and gracefully guides the reader toward real-world solutions to very difficult real world problems. It's unusual to find a book which is both a pleasure to read and is very grounded in practical solutions for finding a way to increased contentment.
I think the book succeeds so well because it focuses on core challenges in attaining happiness and balance (i.e. given that one can't do everything, what are your real priorities?) and that it provides guidance for attaining realistic, small-step changes that can have an enormous impact on quality of life.
It's wonderful to find such graceful writing, not from a professional "self help book writer", but from a woman who has walked the walk...a person who has succeeded in corporate America while raising children and pursuing other interests. There's nothing theoretical here...it's all grounded in the reality of what's possible in our frenzied lives.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Roger E. Herman on December 16, 2001
Format: Hardcover
In her first chapter, which is really an introduction, Sawi explains that her "book is divided into four parts, each designed to show you how to change your work patterns and find more balance in your life." Part One, she explains, helps you understand yourself better. Part 2 tells how to make changes to create a balanced life. Part Three "describes particular situations that are common but may not apply to everyone." The fourth part "talks about activities that will help you increase the balance in your life this year and in the years to come."
That's what this book does. It talks. At a very basic level. Opening a book written by a woman who is executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Charles Schwab, I expected more. What I found was a combination of low-level training material that would come from a beginning seminar leader and group therapy.
Each chapter starts with a parable. Anyone with a couple of years of experience as a trainer or speaker-or active participant in seminars or conventions-would have heard them several times. Nothing new, unless you just haven't had the exposure to this sort of presentation. The book is filled with quotes-I counted over 100-that appear on page after page. It seemed like the author's research consisted of heavy use of "Bartlett's Quotations." For people who like quotes to stick on the refrigerator door or on a bulletin board next to their desk, this book is a treasure.
To present the various issues she deals with, the author uses unattributed quotes from people who suffer from imbalance in their lives. Each is printed in italics to differentiate their contributions from the author's writing. Sometimes that's very helpful, or else it would be difficult to tell the difference.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Patricia H. Mintz on April 16, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Beth Sawi's book was an exceptionally useful tool as my husband and I evaluated our all-too-busy lives as we were flying back from a vacation. The book helped us set priorities, and talk together about what each of us needs to create a more balanced life. The book is readable and the case studies were particularly helpful. My highest praises for this book!
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