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All That I Need, or Live Like a Dog With Its Head Stuck Out the Car Window [Kindle Edition]

Teresa Fritschi , Jennifer Sertl , Iain Clark
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Book Description

All That I Need, or Live Like a Dog With Its Head Stuck Out the Car Window offers up a heaping plate of gratitude. In the best memoir fashion that is also part travel journal, Ms Fritschi plucks the ripe fruits of happiness from her own experiences as examples for all of us to embrace. All That I Need takes the reader on a wondrous journey of sensual discoveries first made in childhood and imparts the wisdom of maintaining (or re-learning) the ability to be satiated with these small pleasures as we age and eventually face our own mortality. She successfully mixes the contents of Mary Poppins carpet bag with Tinkerbelle’s faery dust, the Boston Red Sox with ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, contemporary musical and literary references and learning to swim as an adult to shine a spot-light on the beauty and delights our lives are meant to be. The e-book price is an ironic nod to the cost of Ms Fritschi's beverage of choice at Starbucks, something she calls a Green Monster - a Matcha green tea infused orange mango banana blended drink.

The foreword in All That I Need was generously offered by esoteric philosopher, author of Strategy, Leadership and the Soul, and business thought leader Jennifer Sertl. Who sums up her reading of the manuscript with, “Ms Fritschi writes with the nuanced complexity and magic of a Disney movie. Each reader will take something different and meaningful from All That I Need depending upon their own experience and point of reference.”

The soft cover book features cover art by Scottish artist Iain Clark. Mr Clarks’ other work can be found in the permanent fine art collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and private homes of such celebrities as comedian Billy Connolly, Dallas and I Dream of Jeannie actor Larry Hagman.

Susan Colodny, the books’ graphic artist, brought the delight of zoopraxiscope to bear on the interior lay out of the book. When the book is held and ‘thumbed through’ the black and white graphic art of Mr Clarks’ image of the Border Terrier appears to be running. Extra wide margins provide room and encouragement for the reader to make notations, express thoughts.

Providing the perfect gift for someone embarking on a new direction for their lives, a companion journal in precisely the same physical size will soon be offered exclusively on Amazon.

Early praise for All That I Need:
“Terri’s ‘wow, let’s go’ attitude jumps off every page; her book is the literary equivalent of who can make the biggest cannonball in the pool! She has vividly captured her own journey from a recreational swimmer to one in racing form and for speed. All That I Need will be especially inspiring for every adult swimmer longing to tap their inner Dana Torres or Michael Phelps.”

Tim Auerhahn
Aquatics Director for Midtown Athletic Club

“Ms. Fritschi is a master painter of life’s everyday occurrences, both extraordinary and relevant. In the spirit of ancient storytelling, and with the freshest of contemporary expression, she tweaks our inner senses of nostalgia and reminds us of the incredible gift of being sentient humans.”

Christopher P. Lopez, AIA, AICP
PLAN Architectural Studio

"Pay attention All That I Need is GENIUS wisdom beyond superlatives! Unprecedented and unusually inspirational, I couldn't put it down."

Karen Mungenast
Senior Manager at Wipro Consulting

Philippe Petot, head of business development/custom fabrics for Glen Raven, mirrored Ms Sertl’s words, “Ms Fritschi’s wonderful writing transcends gender and country of birth. I was feeling a bit grim but in just one chapter I cheered right up. I am now ready to take on the world... one more time.”

After reading All That I Need the author hopes you will also be!


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Ms Fritschi is an international award-winning marketing communications professional. Her communications career began as an amateur boxing tournament coordinator. She served as the finance director for two Congressional campaigns and spent 16 years working in the high technology space including Fortune 50 firms prior to launching Thistle & Broom, www.thistleandbroom.com, a geo-politically exclusive, Fair Trade based e-commerce site. All That I Need, or Live Like a Dog With Its Head Stuck Out the Car Window is her first book. Ms Fritschi splits her time between Rochester NY and Edinburgh Scotland.

Product Details

  • File Size: 338 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466497785
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006GFONG0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars executing on the plan February 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm a big fan of Dr. Dyer, and love his books and outlook on life. I'm particularly a fan of his thoughts and insight on "Intention". But like so many books like that, they stop at a discussion and suggestions. So, if someone asked me to show them how to turn a positive, exuberant, passionate approach to life into an actual positive, exuberant, passionate life, I would have to hand them this book. "All I Need" is a joy to read, a challenge to let go and let the universe provide me the signposts to my happiness (the author has, and proves it!), and most of all, an inspiration to lead a life full of connections, wonder, love, appreciation and laughter. I found myself putting the book down, looking at the window, and saying to myself, "okay world, I'm not sure what you have in store for me today, but whatever it is, I'm going to wrap my arms around it and run with it".
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucid February 17, 2012
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I tend to read fiction simply because I read too much fact for work. Besides, I get little nuggets to live by from the fiction I read. Two recent reads - Cutting for Stone had, "Screw your courage to the sticking point" and Halldór Laxness' The Fish Can Sing had all sorts of stuff like, "the only disgusting thing is not doing a job well". Thus, all that i need was an odd choice for me.

What I can say is that I am not a self help fan. However, I don't really see this book as falling into that category. The author herself states early on, "More than anything else I believe in making memories" and thus it is with this book. I had the feeling I was hanging out beside her, both of us relaxing in Adirondack chairs on a sunny afternoon, as she related to me different memories and let their cumulative effect wash over me.

And this effect wasn't immediate. It was more typically the case that I would read a few chapters and then find myself mulling them over during each day. After awhile, I would inevitably find myself in similar situations but now have another way of looking at each one in the context of the book.

If Carlos Castaneda had don Juan Matus then we have Teresa because, in summary, this is really a book about lucid living. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I've read a million books on brain science, self-help, mindfulness and Buddhism... All That I Need comes at it from a different place than most; Ms. Fritschi's prose allows the reader to share the uninhibitedly enthusiastic lenses that she see's life through. A book to savor. You'll want to share this one with loved ones and friends.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not worth reading, even for free August 1, 2012
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Lord, but this book is terrible. I can't say whether Ms. Fritschi has an inflated sense of self or no self-esteem at all, but to have published this book as it is means she must not be living in a healthy place (in spite of her proclamations to the contrary). Where's the proofreading? Where the cohesion? Where's the parallelism? This is a book about what exactly?

What it is is a rough draft masquerading as a finished book. (It hardly surprised me to read that she wrote it in three months.)

It's great that anyone who wants to publish easily can these days. It's wonderful that there are so many free books offered for Kindle. However, we readers must stand cautiously at the intersection of freedom to publish and no-cost books, lest the hours of our lives be mowed down by material like this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic. Powerful. Life Changing. October 24, 2012
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In this book, the author spoke to my heart as clearly as if she were in the room with me. Her words resonated so deeply within my spirit, I was moved to make long overdue changes in my own life. This isn't fluff. This is a genuine account of life lessons learned, told incredibly well, by an inspirational woman, brave enough to bare her soul for the sake of others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Self rave. July 16, 2012
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Sorry to say this book did nothing for me. I was attracted by the title and started it with great hope, but was quickly disillusioned.
Poor writing, and the content is so introspective it comes out as a cloying self-rave. I got part way through, flicked through the rest to see if it improved, it didn't, so I moved on to something better.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passionate living is fun July 1, 2012
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The thousands of books about how to lead a full, satisfying and meaningful life have their place, but after a while they all sound the same. That's not a criticism. There is not a whole lot new to be said, and repeating it is useful for anyone of us going through a hard patch. Still, it's mostly pretty abstract.

So along comes Teresa Fritschi, a young woman who realizes getting your stuff together isn't about finding The Answer or coming across some golden key that opens the treasure chest. It's about living with zest. It's about forgiving yourself for mistakes. It's about laughing and crying and realizing that if the good times don't last, neither do the bad times.

Teresa's writing is simple and conversational - both qualities that make reading a pleasure and a bit like sitting down with your best friend for a chat. You'll probably do the same thing I did. Teresa's stories will remind you of some of your own. You'll have to stop and make notes. And by the time you finish the book, you'll have your memoir half written.

Download the book - and have fun.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars All that I need, or live like a dog with its head out the window
Fresh and happy. A very delightful read. The title was catchy. This book made me reflect and remember to live in the moment because the moment is all we really have.
Published 9 months ago by Rich Riedl
4.0 out of 5 stars avoid way to start summer!
Short snippets of her life that shows how to live life to the fullest. She shared one great stories and clearly embraces whatever does her way.
Published 9 months ago by Kelli Aiken
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Great Book
This is one of the books I've made it through. I've got life constantly distracting me from being able to sit and read, which bugs me a bit, being an introvert. Read more
Published 12 months ago by L. Montgomery
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Wow, that is really all I can say. A really fantastic read and a joyful reminder of simpler times. A reminder to remember to enjoy all the things the Universe provides. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Bob Gough
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will be on our list for next year's study group.
I found it very interesting and loved that it was in the voice of the dog. It dealt with the issues of loved ones being ill and with death and dying.
Published 13 months ago by Sharonann Gain
1.0 out of 5 stars All That I Need, etc. review
I guess I could have overlooked the atrocious grammatical/usage errors if the author had had anything original to say. All That I Need etc. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Cassandra W. Flowers
4.0 out of 5 stars Read It.
Got this one for free. What I took away from reading, I would have paid for. Simple message that is easy to forget. Thanks to the author.
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars A vain and self-congratulatory bore
This book lost me in the introduction with the statement "You, dear reader,need to get over yourself". What an arrogant thing to say. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jimbo
1.0 out of 5 stars Lacking
I started reading this book because of its title, which sounded interesting and entertaining. Unfortunately, it was neither. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Allison
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
I haven't finished reading this book yet however I am really enjoying it. I like the writers tone, I enjoy her sense of humour and I share her passion for things Duncan like... Read more
Published 16 months ago by An Ghealach
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Teresa Fritschi (1961 - ) was born in Niagara Falls, New York. She is an international award winning marketing communications professional and began her career as an National Police Athletic League amateur boxing tournament coordinator in Buffalo, New York. She has served as the finance director for two Congressional campaigns in Western New York and spent 16 years working in the high technology space including Fortune 50 firms in New England. In launching Thistle & Broom, a geo-politically exclusive, Fair Trade based e-commerce site she became an entrepreneur. Ms Fritschi splits her time between Rochester NY and Edinburgh Scotland. 'all that I need, or live like a dog with its head stuck out the car window' and the companion 'My Musings' journal are her first publications. The sequel 'whence last we met our heroine' is due to be published in Q4 2012.


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