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Ice Cream for Breakfast : If You Follow All The Rules, You MIss Half the Fun Hardcover – February 20, 2001
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From the Back Cover
How often do you break the rules? Not often enough!
Remember when you were a kid and your life was governed by rule after rule? Clean your room. Eat your vegetables. Don't talk back. But remember too, how good it felt to assert your independence now and again and rebel against those rules? After all, misbehaving and being bad could make you feel pretty good.
In Ice Cream for Breakfast, author Leslie Levine serves up 52 ways to break the rules in order bust out of the ho-hum routine of daily life. According to Levine, breaking the rules can give you a fresh perspective, shake things up a bit, and force you to see life through a slightly different lens.
Filled with insight, humor, and honest wisdom, Ice Cream for Breakfast will remind you that it's OK to forego the expected and indulge instead in the simplest of selfish pleasures. Chapters like Stay Up Past Your Bedtime, Play in the Dirt, and Cry Over Spilled Milk give you license to break the most familiar "rules" from childhood. Other chapters encourage you to act like a kid again. Sing at the Top of Your Lungs, for instance, reminds you that singing with abandon is not about how others might think you sound but how good it might make you feel. Still other chapters offer insightful interpretations of familiar words to live by. Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Paper addresses the importance of listening to your own voice rather than relying upon someone else's answers.
Ice Cream for Breakfast is a poignant little guide to countering life's pesky little tyrannies. The perfect primer on savoring the smaller moments in life, the overall message is clear: bust out of that routine, break the rules and have fun!
About the Author
Leslie Levine is a writer, speaker, and public relations consultant in Chicago. In her first book, Will This Place Ever Feel Like Home? Simple Advice for Settling In After Your Move (Dearborn, 1998), Leslie examines and offers practical advice on the many issues associated with relocating. She is frequently quoted on this topic and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Parenting magazine, and Chicago Tribune among others. She has been the featured guest on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News, and WMAR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Baltimore. Leslie is in high demand as a radio quest as well and has appeared on WGN (Chicago), WXXI (Rochester, NY public radio), WBBM (Chicago), and many others. Leslie's articles on a variety of topics from home remodeling to parenting have appeared in numerous publications including Wo man's Day Remodeling Ideas, Better Homes and Gardens Remodeling Ideas, and The New York Times. Leslie also served as the national spokesperson for ERA Real Estate. In addition to her media appearances, Leslie spoke to ERA agents across the county about how they could ease the transitions for their relocating clients. In addition to her work for the real estate industry, Leslie has been the featured speaker for Atlas Van Lines' Annual Conference on Moving and for the Chicago Chapter of the American Marketing Association. In her latest book, Ice Cream for Breakfast, Treating Yourself to What Really Matters (Contemporary Books, 2001), Leslie shows readers how to infuse more joy into their everyday lives. Chapters like "Revel in the Next Best Thing," "Take a Nap," and "Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Paper," Leslie guides the reader toward embracing a life in which the small pleasures are enough, a life in which the simple things are the things that really matter. In addition to the traditional eggs and toast, Leslie is known to occasionally eat a scoop of ice cream for breakfast.
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It's about being open to feeling like a kid (albeit a happy kid, a lifelong plan for me) and breaking some harmless rules to have some fun in life. I'm gonna get the book.