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Living Sanely in an Insane World: Philosophy for Real People (Living Sanely Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

John F. Groom
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Would you like to be more productive, have more energy, less jealousy of others, a better, more focused plan with your life?

Do you ever ask yourself: Why do I feel so tired? What's the point? What can I do to achieve my goals? Why doesn't the world make more sense? Why do such good things happen to bad people, while bad things happen to people like me?

Living Sanely helps you get reenergized, and refocused on a productive, ethical way to deal with money, sex, marriage, parenthood, work, your body, and 30 other issues you face every day.

Product Details

  • File Size: 142 KB
  • Print Length: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Attitude Media (February 8, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0077ECMX0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,313,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, engrossing, and thought-provoking July 15, 2002
By A Customer
Most self-help books are long and take effort to get to the point. This book is great because it is so simplified, you get exactly what you need in a few sentences, rather than a few paragraphs.
He makes no excuses for his opinions, even admitting some readers may not agree with him (such as his ideas about God). Regardless of this, his words are common sense, backed up by quotes from philosophers, celebrities, authors, and athletes. I had a hard time putting it down, and I also found it opened the door to discussion with others about their opinions about life and values.
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1.0 out of 5 stars overrated August 23, 2007
This is a useless little book that is more opinion than substance. Occasionally, there are insightful comments that might be helpful, but more often than not, the author throws up a few quotes that seem to illustrate his less than thoughtful opinion.
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With so much vying for your attention this is a great read to remind you what is really important. To young people that don't yet have the life experience it holds great advice.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book April 11, 2012
By Wimsey
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Good book, I like the concept and the idea behind the book. I did get bogged down about halfway through it. It got a little preachy and redundant. Overall, a very good message.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great common sense! February 5, 2002
Sometimes, it's hard to see the obvious, and even harder to see the not so obvious. John uses plain old common sense when he talks about - life. The yeah-I-knew-that obvious and the why-didn't-I think-of-that-before obvious. A great read. Lots of great quotes.
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More About the Author

Author and publisher John Groom's most recent works are the "Living Sanely" series of books: Living Sanely in an Insane World; Life Changing Advice from People You Should Know; and From Tragedy to Triumph.

John has written about a wide variety of topics for Internet sites and print publications. In describing his varied work The Boston Globe said, "John Groom understands that man's nature is contradictory." Playboy magazine has called his essays "entertaining", while Netscape's Netcenter has said that Groom's writing "can brighten even the dullest day." CNNfn says: "Success caught Groom by surprise, but sometimes even journalists find it satisfying to learn that nice guys can finish first."

Notable Ventures

John's best-known venture may be the Positive Press web site ( In a feature article about Positive Press, Reuters news service says, "Groom chooses bounce back stories, stories of quiet heroism."

Other publicity for Positive Press has included CNN Headline News, Canadian National Radio, USA Today, Yahoo, Norwegian Broadcasting Network, Australian Online, Daily Telegraph Online, Popular Science Magazine, Web TV, Editor and Publisher, Men's Health, Internet World, Net Guide, Web Magazine, and many others.

Groom is also the founder of The Daily Outrage (, described by Web Magazine as "A brilliant use of the web." He has also provided content for, a leading financial services web site.

Published Work

Groom's print essays have been published in The Washington Post, Builder Magazine, Montgomery Sentinel, Philanthropy, Export Today, and elsewhere.


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