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Product Details

  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Bascom Hill Publishing Group (November 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935098357
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935098355
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,503,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This funny, well-intentioned book is right on when it comes to human behavior. Read it, learn from it, and apply it to your life and you will never again pass the buck so easily. --Stephen R. Covey, PhD, bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me

Rather than blaming, start reading! This is a thoughtful, accessible book that could actually make you happier. --Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, author of Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

The Blame Game helps to usher in our new era of responsibility with: Ask not where the buck stops. It stops with thee. --Tad Waddington, PhD, author of Lasting Contribution: How to Think, Plan, and Act to Accomplish Meaningful Work

Dr. Farber paints a persuasive picture of how ordinary is our extraordinary tendency to blame. More important, he shows how well-being will follow when we give it up. --Ellen Langer, PhD, author of Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility

In a book that is long overdue, Dr. Farber identifies a critical problem most of us face: an unwillingness to hold ourselves accountable. While many of us seem to be all too willing to point fingers at others for our failings, Dr. Farber provides a map with which we can become more self-aware and, in the process, lead a more fulfilling life. --Ed Levitus, PhD, Associate Professor, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business

Throughout my career, supplementing my life experiences with thoughtful texts on management, psychology and human behavior have been invaluable. One of the difficulties with many of these is that it often feels like studying to digest the comments. This book effortlessly brings wit and readability to a vitally important topic no matter what rung of the ladder you are on and regardless of your field of interest. This text has the potential to transform individual lives and corporate cultures. I have placed it on my shelf of must-read books! --Joseph Kerschner, MD, CEO, Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for Children's Specialty Group, Professor and Vice Chairman, Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin

If you are like me, you spend way too much time and energy blaming others for disappointments and offenses when you could be moving on with a productive and happy life. Want to learn how to stop blaming and live more abundantly? This is the book for you. Entertaining, yet thoughtful, playing the Blame Game will unclutter your emotions and your life. --Everett L. Worthington Jr., PhD, author of Forgiving and Reconciling: Bridges to Wholeness and Hope

To blame is human; to write about it with humor, skill, and insight is to write a book worth reading. How wonderful to have a help book that actually helps. --Herzl R. Spiro MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Blame Game presents a humorous guide to blaming with practical and insightful ways to jump off the Blame Train. Dr. Farber's witty and informative style makes this a fun and edifying read. Take it seriously and it will change your life for the better. --Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus and The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

About the Author

Dr. Neil Farber is an international expert on blaming, who lives in Mequon, WI. He is a physician and researcher with a degree in psychology. He is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association, the Positive Health Task Force, and a national Wellness Task Force. Dr. Farber is founder of the Dynamic Health & Wellness Institute and lectures on conflict management, wellness, and positive parenting. A portion of the proceeds from all sales is donated to medical missions for children.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark S. Gridley on December 8, 2010
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I've read numerous books on this subject and by far and away found this lighthearted approach to be the most enjoyable to read. Full of great advice and levity, it is just fun. The author's approach is refreshing and insightful. Enjoy and be inspired to stop blaming.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Clayton on December 22, 2010
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I never realized how pervasive and damaging blaming is until I read this book. The impulse to blame someone or something else is strong and ingrained. We all do it and usually without really being aware we're doing it. Blaming hurts other people, reflects poorly on us and promotes negativity. Since reading this witty, well researched book I've become more aware of other people blaming and especially when I feel the impulse to blame my shortcomings or bad attitude on other people. The author seems to have broad base of knowledge and uses historical and current events to highlight his points in a humorous way. This book is different and refreshing in it's approach. It has helped me improve my outlook and attitude in my own hectic work and home life. Highly recommendable. It has made me more aware of and to stop playing "The Blame Game".
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This book, written in a lighthearted, easy to read, conversational manner, is an eye opener. Blaming is everywhere. It drains our energy and focus and distracts us from getting to solutions. This book brings this fact to the forefront of our awareness, where it can be dealt with. My favorite part of the book is from chapter 10 onward where the benefits of quitting the blame game and mechanism of how to quit are described. Dr. Farber draws upon his own life experience so much so that, once finished, you feel as if you just had a long conversation with a good friend about something that really matters.
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It's easy to blame others. It's hard to blame others well. "The Blame Game: The Complete Guide to Blaming: How to Play and How to Quit" discusses the power of blame and how to use it accurately and well, and realize it's not always the worst thing in the world. Empowering readers through a shift of responsibility, "The Blame Game" has a unique approach to finding peace and encouragement, and it works, highly recommended.
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More About the Author

Neil Farber was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to the United States in the late 70's. He graduated summa cum laude with an honors degree in Psychology and then completed a Medical Scientist Training Program, receiving both an MD and PhD. He finished postdoctoral work, residency and fellowships, and is now a Pediatric Anesthesiologist at a Children's Hospital and Associate Professor at a Medical College. Dr. Farber is an active member of several national committees and organizations involved in Positive Psychology and Wellness, and teaches mindfulness, goal setting, and conflict management. Dr. Farber is also a certified life coach, a personal trainer, and a master martial arts instructor, who has a passion for writing.