From Library Journal
Hellman (Ready, Aim, You're Hired), a management consultant and frequent commentator on the lighter side of office life for CNN's Financial Network, strives for a humorous approach as he focuses on 117 workplace anxieties, ranging from major concerns (losing one's job) to minor frets (what to wear on casual day). Organized into two parts, each including selected problems and coping strategies, the material is aimed at helping readers better understand that their fears are largely irrational. To that end, Hellman hopes to balance positive thinking with insight, practicality, and a healthy dose of humor. However, finding substance here means wading through material that seems more apt as fodder for a stand-up comic routine. The result is best suited to stage presentations at human resource manager conventions or to daytime talk shows. Stick with such works as Albert Ellis's A Guide to Rational Living or Richard Bolles's What Color Is Your Parachute?-Dale Farris, Groves, TX
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"A zippy, snappy, smart, funny, and above all useful guide. This is a light read with a hefty message." -- Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of "Worry," and Psychiatry Instructor, Harvard Medical School
"An incredible book of wit and wisdom. A must read for anyone who worries about anything. I loved it!" -- Richard Carlson, bestselling author of "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... And It's All Small Stuff"
Give someone you love a copy....This book will remind you, readers, that nobody's job is a picnic. -- Ann LeFarge, Constant Reader
Great fun combined with some profound thinking! -- Albert Elllis, Ph.D., author of A Guide to Rational Living
In my editions of Parachute?, I have always quoted something brilliant that Paul Hellman said... Highly recommended, of course! -- Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?
It's one of the wisest (and funniest) books I've ever read... this one shines like a diamond in a pile of pebbles. -- Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
Practical and humorous, wise advice on how to cope with and eliminate stress at work. -- Herbert Benson, M.D., author of The Relaxation Response
Refreshing and devilishly funny... -- PopMatters Books
[Hellman's] techniques deal with finding the upside when you think you're upside down. All the techniques are rock solid. -- Jim Pawlak, Biz Books