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Enough, Dammit: A Cynic's Guide to Finally Getting What You Want out of Life Paperback – September 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Celestial Arts (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587612208
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587612206
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Includes 44 lessons to help you trade in pain, doubt, and fear for the life of your dreams.

About the Author

KAREN SALMANSOHN is a best-selling author and motivational speaker with 25 published books, including Good Karma in a Box; The 8-Minute Guts Builder; Even God Is Single, So Stop Giving Me a Hard Time; and the best-selling How to Change Your Entire Life by Doing Absolutely Nothing. She lives in New York City.

Customer Reviews

Like her just plain ol fun funny books.
Barbara Glazer
I will definitely pick it up from time to time to refocus myself with the encouraging words.
VTS
I highly recommend this book for teenagers as well as adults.
Paul B. Miller

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Arena TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 22, 2007
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Karen Salmenson has her finger on the pulse of what readers not only want but may need to read.

Enough, Dammit: A Cynic's Guide is a fun but meaningful read for people who need to get past the roadblocks of past experiences that programmed them for negativity and failure that they now impose on themselves.

If you recognize yourself in this, you must buy this book. It's one of the best gifts you'll ever get.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Susan Kauffman on September 28, 2005
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I never thought Id have funreading a self help book -- but Karen Salmansohn is not only insightful, she comes up with fun metaphors that make me laugh as I learn. She talks about how we were brainwashed by our childhood but its more like being braindirtied...and how we have to see stressful thigns wiht pain-a-ramic vision...with a 360 degree perspective that reveals the happy lesson to be learned...the gain from pain... I loved this book! And I love this author's website [...] A must read for anyone trying to break a bad pattern!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Raleigh Mom on January 9, 2007
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I bought this book for my 21 yr old son, who is stuck and searching for his path in life. The book presents so many great messages about thinking positive, changing your outlook to change your life, taking personal responsibility for choices, etc. He wouldn't be caught dead with any of the "real" self-help books, so I thought this was a good way to introduce some of the concepts. My one complaint is that it is really written for women; the personal relationship stuff all assumes the reader is female and trying to date men. I just hope that doesn't turn him off because the rest of the messages are gender-nuetral. It's upbeat, catchy, a 10-minute read.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Prentice on March 11, 2006
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I always think I like self-help books until I read one. This book however is just enough hudspah? to make it a worthwile read. I kept it in the bathroom and when in need of a little dose of reality and get up and go, i would open it up. It tells it like it is and with beautiful digital photos. This book is a great read and a great gift for anyone in a bit of a wallow.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By SMN on March 10, 2006
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I loved this book. The lessons in it, are an owners manual for the success driven mind and a great gift for people of all ages. It's self help with the delight of a great kids book. If Tony Robbins and Pinnochio had a kid, this would be it.

SMN
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul B. Miller on January 19, 2009
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Most self help books seem to me to be written to enrich the author. How to be Happy, Dammit is an exception. Although simplistic, it is very well written and almost consistently factual. The beautiful graphics support the point that the author, Karen Salmansohn, is making. As a math person, I do not agree with her statement that there is no such thing as randomness. The example of thinking of the person who is calling just as they call is not necessarily anything more than we become aware of the connection when there is one and don't remember the times we thought of someone else.

I highly recommend this book for teenagers as well as adults. I just ordered one to my 17 year old granddaughter.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melissa K on May 9, 2008
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I keep this book as sort of a reference for "how to stop whining and get on with it." It's funny, insightful, honest, and it has lots of pretty pictures. I have sent this book to friends that are feeling defeated. How To Be Happy Dammit is in my library too. Karen's writing and wit is perfect for the smart*** cynic in all of us (ok, some of us).
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Glazer on December 10, 2004
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I love this book! It made me laugh as it made me think...and made me motivated to make some definite changes in my life.Its a great book to get right before new years. Actually I'm a fan of Ms. Salmansohn's other books as well. Like her just plain ol fun funny books. Her Mr. Right When You Need Him Doll totally cracked me up...it says 5 things...like you look thin did you lose weight...and can i take you shoe shoppping.
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More About the Author

Karen Salmansohn (http://notsalmon.com/) is a best selling author and award winning designer - with over 1 million books sold - who is passionate about empowering people to live their happiest, highest potential lives. She's known for creating a new breed of self help - for people who would never be caught dead doing self help - because she merges a range of psychological and philosophical research with humor and stylish graphics.

Some popular titles: HOW TO BE HAPPY DAMMIT, ENOUGH DAMMIT, THE BOUNCE BACK BOOK, PRINCE HARMING SYNDROME, and INSTANT HAPPY.

She's been a featured happiness expert on The Today Show, The View, CNN, Fox News, Bill Maher's show - and is also a columnist for Oprah, Psychology Today, CNN, MSN, Yahoo, AOL, Match, Huffingtonpost - and then some. She's been raved about in such media entities as: The N.Y. Times, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Time Magazine, Marie Claire, Fast Company, InStyle, Self, ELLE, New Yorker, etc She's also an in demand keynote speaker on how to increase happiness, creativity, productivity, stick-to-itiveness, and bouncing back from hard times. She gave a TEDx talk on the topic of "Fun Is A High Performance Fuel."

Karen's also the founder of notsalmon.com - a highly popular inspirational site! She calls her site notsalmon - because everyone's always mispronouncing her last name as Salmon - saying Karen SALMON-sohn instead of SALMAN-sohn. So she's always saying NOT-SALMON. She figured it was easier for people to find her on the internet if her site were simply NOT-SALMON.com

She's also known for her viral "Inspirational Flashcard" posters - which have attracted about 200,000 fans on Facebook! She's a big believer that a "spoonful of eye candy helps the self-help medicine go down" - thereby most of her books include playful and kinetic design, which she creative directs. (Her Bounce Back Book even has a symbolic snazzy red rubber cover!)

Some quirky insider info: Karen's shared man-taming tips with Madonna. She's swapped book writing tips with Goldie Hawn, Deepak Chopra and Peter Guber. She's had her novel optioned by Marissa Tomei and Miramax. She's enjoyed seeing her work featured by Julian Lennon and Eminem - without her ever sending it them! Plus Jon Stewart has read and loved her writing - and specifically told her how much he loves her humor in her writing. He even committed to saying so in an official blurb: : "Karen Salmansohn has the spirit and sass of a stand up comic." This makes Karen one of the few (and most likely ONLY!) inspirational authors with Jon-Stewart-approved humor!

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