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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Beaufort Books; 1 edition (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825305799
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825305795
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,690,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a hilarious look at human nature, particularly the part that makes some people want to gripe, nag, complain, and whine. January Jones ... has divided the whiners into categories: Children, teenagers, baby boomers, men, women, seniors. In each section, she gives common whines along with advice on curing these whines. Although the book is laugh out loud funny, the advice is excellent and spot on. It's the type of book that you find yourself quoting from to everyone you know. --Self Help Daily, November 1, 2008

From the Publisher

"January Jones is the undisputed expert on whining. Her laugh-out-loud book left out only one tiny detail--whining burns calories! Truly, the cure for whining isn't just her fabulous book, but January Jones herself."
--Diane Heavin, Founder of Curves International

More About the Author

Ms Jones is the popular host of, "January Jones sharing Success Stories" on The Intertainment Network.com with interviews on WC4Y.com every Mon, Tues & Wed at 9 pm with re-plays on W4WN on Sun & Th at 9 pm ET.

January Jones is a Strategic Media Partner with iHeartRadio Talk with over 30 million listeners.

Ms. Jones is a "Featured Host" at BlogTalkRadio.com with over 1.7 million listeners to date. Her broadcasts are everyday Sun - Sat at 10 am ET. The Syndication Network represents her radio show.

January Jones is an author, humorist, speaker, radio personality, cruise ship speaker, a reality TV golfer. She is a humorist in the tradition of Erma Bombeck featuring homemaker humor with lots of love and laughs. January has done over 500 radio and TV interviews promoting her theories on life with humor and hope.

January's latest book is Priceless Personalities: Success Stories Shared By January Jones featuring 10 of the most unforgettable guests from her radio show. Each guest shares their own personal success story with all the good, the bad and the ugly. This book is available now in paperback and kindle editions at amazon.com.

Also January wrote, Thou Shalt Not Whine....The Eleventh Commandment published by Beaufort Books. Her book is based on a survey of the top ten things that people whine about and reached #1 at amazon.com. Ms. Jones has written 3 books on the Kennedy Assassination with her most recent book entitled: Jackie Ari & Jack: The Tragic Love Triangle.

Ms. Jones was the owner-manager of The Thousand Oaks Racquet Club in Thousand Oaks, CA. for 20 years. January attended the University of Detroit and is a recipient of The Irwin Award and the RTIR Quantum Leap Award. She is an honorary Naval Aviator on U. S. S. Carl Vinson and the recipient of the Earl Warren Medal from the United States Government.

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This book is a light-hearted read full of laughter for the whiner deep within you.
Mandee A. Cassiano
THOU SHALT NOT WHINE by January Jones is a fun read that I recommend to everybody who wants to improve on life.
Christian
I see just how much there is to whine about, and how much I do, everyday, about almost everything.
Brooke E. Gabbey

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn "Jane" on September 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
to read this book and not be able to see yourself, friends and family in every page! Ms Jones has a knack for seeing the humor in just about anything. It was a great easy read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sally on November 1, 2008
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This lighthearted look at whining and the cure(s) for it, is my idea of a terrific bathroom book! Let me explain. A bathroom book is one that I pick up and put down on a daily basis while I'm in a fixed seated position. (I'm trying to be delicate, here.) Each whine is discussed and the cure for it is offered within one page. Therefore, one page could be read, and the book put down, or if you have more time, you could read on.

Each whine is placed into one of the top ten categories. Some are serious whines with serious suggestions, while others are quite funny. To paraphrase, when a child whines "He's still looking at me" make them both wear sunglasses. I chuckled as I read this one. Who knows? It could work.

There are definitions when needed: "Mother-in-law: A woman who destroys her son- and daughter-in-law's peace of mind by giving them a piece of hers."

Amusing celebrity quotes are included. I like books that give me cause to chuckle.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marlin Keesler on September 23, 2008
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Copies of "Thou Shalt Not Whine" should be in every dentists office, doctors office, psychotherapists lounge, airport book stores, and on my mother-in-laws coffee table. There is something anyone and everyone can relate to in January Jones's terrific work. The humor shines through, yet it comes with a meaningful message of reality. Our whining is counterproductive and when we learn to adopt the alternative optimistic responses, Mrs. Jones provides, to our various circumstances we can realize the rewards of being a winner. This is exactly what I felt January was telling me in a fun way as I read The Eleventh Commandment. Further more I better understand my parent's occasional use of one of the most effective cures "ris-paa-rumpen" when I had a tendency to whine as a youngster. This is an especially good read for those of us in the Muck Fichigan fan club.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Vopicka on September 2, 2008
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The thought of a book about whining made me grit my teeth. Why on earth would I want to spend time reading and thinking about whining? Life is too short to spend listening to whiners. With twenty-four hour news channels and political pundits coming out of nowhere to complain about anything and everything, why would we need a book about whining?

Precisely because there is so much whining, that's why! January's timing is perfect!

January Jones' book-cover caught my eye with its warm and inviting colors. The author's photo and welcoming smile suggest that this is no ordinary diatribe about whining. It seems as if she is asking us to sit down and chat and have a good laugh and stop taking ourselves so seriously. We are encouraged to look at ourselves, our whines, our responses to other people who are whining and turn to delightful "cures." There are no victims in this book.

Read the book, share it with friends and open up a delightful dialogue while indulging in several cures.
Enjoy your dark chocolate and a glass of wine while looking at whining in an amusing light.

There is a lot of joy, laughter in this book that offers a timely replacement for whining.
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January's message is clear and timely for today's complainers and naysayers.
And she offers the appropriate remedies to those who are afflicted.
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By Christian on April 19, 2011
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Great easy read indeed. Whether or not we see ourselves as whiners, we can all relate to something in this book for we all know a whiner or two.
THOU SHALT NOT WHINE by January Jones is a fun read that I recommend to everybody who wants to improve on life.
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Thou Shalt Not Whine is laugh-out-loud entertainment with much thoughtful insight on the human condition, particularly in this day and age. Jones shows us that we can all enjoy a better life and better relationships, and stop whining about our troubles regardless of whether they are imagined, slight, or deadly serious. Everyone who is married, or has kids or grandkids, will be reminded of those many moments that are easier to laugh at now. If you could use an "attitude-adjustment", this is a great book!
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If you're a parent with kids who know at least two words, you hate whining. It was absolutely amazing how the kids could push all my buttons with that simple act. But now, it seems like nearly all of society has picked up on whining as being the preferred form of communication these days. January Jones takes a humorous look at this phenomenon in her book Thou Shalt Not Whine: The Eleventh Commandment: What We Whine About, Why We Do It and How to Stop. Along with pointing out the most common whiners and their offenses, she also offers up ways to stop the whiner in their tracks... even if the whiner is you.

Contents:
Introductory Lesson: Flying without Whining
Top Ten Whines From:
Children
Teenagers
Parents
Couples
Singles
Baby Boomers
Seniors
Women
Men
Best Friends
Grandparents
Post Script: Win, Don't Whine
Appendix: Woe Is Me - I'm a Celebrity
About The Author
Acknowledgments
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I'm guessing you'll find a match or two in the table of contents list... :)

Each of the chapters starts out with a brief description of the target audience, along with where the whining tends to be focused for them. Then you get the top ten list of whines. Let's take couples for example... The top ten are money, jobs, each other (stage 1), each other (stage 2), in-laws, sharing chores, entertaining, lack of romance, closet space, and pillows. For each of those whines, you get a couple examples ("your stuff's on my side" and "how many shoes do you need?") along with why this whine happens and how to cure it. Since I picked on closets here, the "why" is that there is no closet that can blissfully accommodate both a man and a woman.
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