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Getting Shit Done: The Art of Feeling Good about Doing Nothing, Faster [Kindle Edition]

Alicia Dattner
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Getting S**t Done, written by comedian Alicia Dattner, is a parody of the cult time-management hit, Getting Things Done, by David Allen.

It's a hilarious spiritual, existential and personal look at time-management and organization in the 21st century.

And it contains over a dozen ludicrous tools and tips to increase productivity.

Product Details

  • File Size: 844 KB
  • Print Length: 79 pages
  • Publisher: Making Light; Digital Edition edition (December 27, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006QRYEK8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366,013 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and funny January 8, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is witty, intelligent and full of helpful diagrams. I give it two thumbs up and appreciate the tips for more productive procrastination.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So clever March 24, 2012
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Alicia's uses of words through titles and acronyms cracked me up. Having been a professional organizer and productivity coach myself, I found that she distills the essence of what needs to happen to GSD. I was reading for the humor and cleverness and then realized, this is useful advice!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! The Futility of Time Management revealed... January 4, 2012
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Laugh-out-loud humor about the futility of time management...a joke in itself. Alicia Dattner is a gifted writer and comedienne. I look forward to reading more of it - and seeing the book in print or performed on DVD. The illustrations are great! Fantastic concept all around. Perfect book for those who are tired of doer-ship and know it's a useless battle against the to-do list, so why bother? I look forward to doing nothing, faster, with the help of this most excellent guide.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! January 21, 2012
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Getting S*** Done is a delightful parody of the GTD system, and a much needed reminder of what's really important in life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars done did nada February 5, 2013
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now i gotta read it!

also until now,

I never knew correct comedy existed, or non-existed...!...feels like an enlightened chuckle!

thank you Alicia!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars READ this Book! January 8, 2012
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Alicia is funny & witty. Get your copy of this book to ensure you get your stuff done for this year, 2012.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Doing my part to improve the economy so we can start more wars. After all, who but the smart people in our society are going to have enough sense to keep our intellectual property flowing to the masses? Alicia is pithy, witty, smart and funny. Read it for a laugh, read it for the sake of our GNP, read it because you are able to read. Those who choose not to read great works of inspiration, have no advantage over those who cannot read great works of inspiration. I feel so productive!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alicia's Book is Content-Rich, but Calorie-Free! January 3, 2012
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Pearls of wisdom are so 2011. Alicia's gems are priceless, and reading her book Getting S**t Done: The Art of Feeling Good about Doing Nothing is like sneaking a helpful and heavenly red velvet cupcake in the dead of night -- so fun it feels like a guilty pleasure, but it's calorie free -- so ready, fire, aim and get your copy today! Getting S**t Done provides fresh perspective, coupled with an extra serving of hilarious humor. So nutritious you can skip a meal!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Wisdom Amidst the Fun Here
Alicia Dattner is a riot. She's also smart, irreverent and pracitical. Despite the spoof there's real wisdom here too, amidst all the fun.
Published 3 days ago by Claire Sierra
5.0 out of 5 stars funny and interesting
This book is very funny and has some interesting takes on GTD. After reading this, maybe you'll be able to relax from your hyper-productivity
Published 7 months ago by Dan Fenner
5.0 out of 5 stars A playful look at life's little (and not so little) challenges.....
Lots of funny stuff, drawings and insights in to our modern life. A perfect gift or easy chair read. Share with a friend, and laugh out loud!
Published 14 months ago by Gina Papen
1.0 out of 5 stars No thanks for this "book"
Neither have I read, nor will I read, this "book." The title itself simply turns me off from it. I don't do s***, I choose to do that which has meaning. Read more
Published on February 16, 2013 by Homeward Bound
1.0 out of 5 stars Confused
I was bored by the meaningless content. I could not complete the book. I was offended by the endless use of off color language. I would not recommend this book anyone.
Published on February 7, 2013 by Carl
1.0 out of 5 stars The Bitter-Sweet Double-Edged Sword Strikes Yet Again
While it is fortunate digital publishing in general and Amazon specifically has given everyone a chance to voice their opinion, it is simultaneously unfortunate that everyone has... Read more
Published on February 5, 2013 by ReviewMaster
4.0 out of 5 stars For Anyone Who Needs to Laugh & Get Things Done..
In a age of countless time-management techniques, seminars, books, and workshops, this book stands out as a unique system unto itself. Read more
Published on September 2, 2012 by Charles Franklin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
Want to have a completely fresh look at your life and habits? Alicia makes it happen! Getting Shit Done is funny and quirky. Read more
Published on July 15, 2012 by Marinah J
5.0 out of 5 stars Brava for a new twist on getting untwisted
Alicia Dattner has written an anti-guide to being productive that is uproarious and at the same time, filled with wise and thoughtful suggestions. Read more
Published on January 18, 2012 by Shohama
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More About the Author

Alicia is the creator and host of The Spiritual Comedy Festival, and online event bringing together comedians with a sense of humor and spiritual teachers with a sense of humor, sharing what's funny and beautiful about being human.

Ms. Dattner started dreaming of being a comedian at the age of eight-and "wasted" ten years "growing up" before she finally started performing at age 18. She graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in standup comedy-yes, comedy.
Mentored by several talented comedians over the years, Eugene Mirman (Flight of the Conchords), W. Kamau Bell (HBO, FX), and Bill Santiago (Comedy Central), she's been knocking audiences out (not literally) at clubs like The Improv and Gotham Comedy Club, in San Francisco, New York, Hollywood, Bombay, Chennai, and London.

After a dozen years of doing standup comedy, she's been racking up awards for her humorous, insightful one-woman shows. Sold-out hit shows and extended runs have garnered her shows "Best Storyteller" -Off-Broadway NY Solo Festival, "Best of the Fringe" "Best Female Solo Show", -SF Fringe Festival, "Best Comedian" -East Bay Express and more. The SF Guardian called her "Goofy, messy, and fun!" The LA Theater Review says she's "Charming, likable, and funny!"

"I laughed till I cried. Brilliant writing and performing. She belongs on Letterman. Come see her so you can say you saw her before she was famous!" -Marsha Stevens

"Unbelievably genius. Very helpful for me in many ways, especially spiritually. I was amazed at every single line - her timing, acting, nuanced humor, profound points, the FACES she made! Easily as good as Eddie Izzard." -Katie Darling

Alicia studied with Rob Reece of the Actor's Studio for four years in his Diamond Heart Approach Method Acting Workshop. She is a graduate of The Arete Experience, The Spirit of Life Institute, the Authentic Woman Experience, Insight Seminars, Vipassana Mediation, and Sivananda Ashram courses. She trained to be a life coach and workshop leader in the year-long immersive Transformational Course Leader Training (TCLT) with Guy Sengstock. Alicia has also been schooled in Family Constellations work with a student of Constellations founder Bert Hellinger, in metaphysical guided meditation, Laughter Yoga, Access Consciousness Bars, Emotional Freedom Technique, and the Sedona Method, and incorporates all of this wisdom into her one-on-one spiritually guided coaching process and workshops.


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