Feeling like chaos rules your world? Ready to take charge of your life? Need a little kick in the pants? This pocket-sized paperback is jam-packed with inspiration to help you begin to steer your life, rather than drift through it. Based on Jay McGraw's bestselling inspirational guide, Life Strategies for Teens
, this handy, hard-hitting (yet kind) collection of daily motivational truisms is straightforward and full of insight. The author blends concepts from his own book with quotations from the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Yogi Berra, and Aristotle. Each day is given a brief saying or question. July 27th's entry, for example: "The key to success is perseverance--getting the job done whether you feel like it or not." And October 19: "The door to an emotional prison locks from the inside." Young people at any stage of growing up will be sure to find dozens of relevant gems in this earnest, realistic, day-by-day life guide. (Ages 13 and older) --Emilie Coulter
About the Author
is executive producer of The Doctors,
as well as president and CEO of Los Angeles-based Stage 29 Productions. He is the #1 New York Times
bestselling author of The Ultimate Weight Solution for Teens: The 7 Keys to Weight Freedom; Life Strategies for Teens;
and Closing the Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together.
McGraw is a regular contributor on the Dr. Phil
show and has also been featured as a teen expert on Larry King Live
and the Today
show. McGraw earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University and is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he received a BS in psychology. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Erica.