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Now I Get It! Totally Sensational Advice for Living and Loving

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ISBN-13: 978-1598008876
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Now I Get It! is a jewel of a book. It is deceptively easy to read, yet gives readers a lifetime of knowledge about how to navigate many a difficult situation. Through thoughtfully constructed tales and stories, Dr. Sapadin shows how life's troubles can be viewed freshly and with clarity.

It helps readers to find ways to deal with some of life's most defeating times, emerging with a true sense of how to take the high road. -- Dr. Frank Froman, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Editor of the Independent Practitioner

Now I Get It! is a compilation of practical gems of insight and advice on the art of living. A must read for anyone wanting to make important changes in their life. -- Dr. Elizabeth Carll psychologist, former president, Media Psychology Division, American Psychological Association

"Go out and "GET IT!" It's more than a bargain; it's a rare find! Dr. Sapadin's book is a combination of Ann Landers and Erma Bombeck, along with a generous mixture of Solomon and Sigmund.
You will, as I have, (a seasoned psychologist) marvel at her humanism & humor, wit & wisdom, sensitivity & sensibility, expertise & experience.

"NOW I GET IT!" is comprehensive in its scope of advice, offering readers' savvy counsel for personal growth, social well-being and an enhanced family life. Dr. Sapadin's book should (though she isn't enamored with "shoulds") be highly recommended for parents, partners, and all those who want to understand about what makes us tick.

Indeed, I can't imagine who couldn't benefit from the profound lessons taught in this book in such a clever, easygoing, and deceptively simple format.
It's a truly sensational resource for living and loving - a must read for those who value creative advice, extraordinary insights and stories that teach poignant lessons. -- Dr. Irene Deitch Professor Emerita of Psychology, Former President of Media Psychology, Fellow of American Psychological Association

Dr. Sapadin's book is a practical guide to life that offers simple, yet thought provoking lessons on important topics such as stress, communication, relationships, and parenting. Her words of wisdom take the reader on a journey of self-reflection and personal growth.

Now I Get It! will instill readers with the tools to make the necessary changes that will transform their daily lives. -- Dr. Florence Denmark Internationally recognized scholar; Past President of the American Psychological Association and the International Council of Psychologists and currently Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Pace University in New York.

From the Author

My advice is based on wisdom cultivated through the years from my practice as a clinical psychologist, expansive readings, knowledge of psychological research as well as from being an acute observer of life.

My goal is to inspire readers to step outside their comfort zone, expand their awareness and make wiser decisions. Each article not only imparts useful knowledge but shows how to apply the knowledge so that readers can benefit from what they learn. After all, knowledge by itself is of little value unless tempered by the guiding force of wisdom.

Getting it helps readers anticipate consequences and be cognizant of a wider perspective.

Getting it helps readers become aware of how they may be contributing to their own problems.

Getting it enables readers to make sense out of the chaos of your childhood.

Getting it both empowers and delights readers - as what's initially confusing and chaotic becomes clear and coherent.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 3, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598008870
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598008876
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,204,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Linda Sapadin, Ph.D. is a psychologist who specializes in helping people overcome self-defeating patterns of behavior, particularly debilitating fear and chronic procrastination.

Dr. Sapadin has been honored with "Fellow" status by the American Psychological Association, an indication that her work has an international impact on the field of psychology.

Visit her website at Contact her at

Visit http://www.BEATPROCRASTINATIONCOACH.COM to learn about coaching services. While you're there, take a personality quiz and discover empowering thinking, speaking and acting skills for each personality style.

To subscribe to a FREE bi-monthly E-newsletter providing insightful advice on living, loving and self-growth, go to

I'd also like to share with you my unusual entry into the writing world. When Ann Landers left her home based newspaper in 1987, The Chicago Sun-Times created a nationwide contest to replace her. I was chosen as one of the finalists from more than 11,000 contestants.

"My mother giving advice is like the Cookie Monster being paid to eat cookies; she's a natural!" That was my son Glenn's response to Bill Geist, the New York Times reporter, when Bill asked him what he thought of his mom becoming the next "Ann Landers."

No, I didn't replace Ann Landers but the contest did launch my writing and media career. Those were heady days with a photo op for People magazine, a lead story in the New York Times as well as New York Newsday and a host of radio and print interviews.

I've appeared on The Today Show and Good Morning America. I've lectured at the Smithsonian Institution and at the American Psychological Association.

The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, Men's Health, Self, Prevention, and many other print and on-line publications have featured my work.

I'm a dynamic speaker who has been sought out for talks at business and educational organizations. If you want me to speak to your organization about overcoming procrastination and reaching your goals, contact me at and we'll see what we can arrange.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pauline Wallin on January 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
Open this book to any page, and you're treated to nuggets of valuable advice. Not surprising from a psychologist who has honed her expertise over two decades of writing and speaking about effective and creative ways to manage life's challenges.

NOW I GET IT! is a collection of Dr. Linda Sapadin's best 62 articles previously published in the Herald chain of newspapers.

Each article in this "best of" collection is brief, but packed with wisdom. In two to four pages, you get a statement of the problem, an example, and - most importantly - specific action tips.

The articles in Now I Get It! are divided into six sections: Personal Growth (which includes sub-sections on Thinking, Feeling, and Acting), Communication (With others, Within yourself), Intimate Relationships, The Art of Parenting, Dealing with Difficult People, and The Change Process.

In the chapter, "Thinking That Makes Things Worse" Dr. Sapadin summarizes the types of destructive styles of thought, and in a no-nonsense way tells the reader, "If you often think in these kinds of ways, it's time to make a change." She then immediately gives some practical tips on how to do this.

In the chapter, "Watching What You Say at Home", Dr. Sapadin reminds us that, "You have a choice. Every time you communicate something to your partner, your choice of words, your tone of voice and your body language can nurture or injure your relationship." She then illustrates the differences between destructive and constructive communication styles.

In the section on dealing with difficult people, Dr. Sapadin addresses problem-personality types, giving useful advice that keeps you from feeling manipulated, while still maintaining civility.

Don't let the brevity of the articles fool you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reading in New York on January 13, 2007
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They say a picture paints a thousand words. After reading this book, I have learned that a story teaches a thousand lessons. My favorite parts of NOW I GET IT are the articles which draw from Dr. Sapadin's life and past. She artfully and whimsically weaves the personal with the professional. Her down-to-earth style is accessible and her advice is truly practical. Whether you are looking to build your confidence, boost your communication skills, or create healthier relationships, you will find useful, effective guidance in NOW I GET IT. This book is a must-have for your bookshelf!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ann F. Burnell on June 25, 2007
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This book is so easy to read and offers expert advice in everyday language. I've given it to several friends, who enjoy it as much as I do.
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