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The Joy of Worry Paperback – Bargain Price, April 1, 2004
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"Worry is fear harnessed to imagination." With this brilliant re-definition of an old bugaboo, Weiner begins this perfectly pitched spoof of the lifestyle how-to. The New Yorker and National Lampoon writer "has been apprehensive most of his life," notes his publisher, thus he knows whereof he writes. The "motivational" text is accompanied by sidebars delineating types of worry (fretting, brooding, etc.) and the number of calories burned by worrying about particular things (e.g., 311 calories burned for worrying about destruction of the ozone layer). You can, Weiner shows, worry your way to wealth and health, not to mention happiness. So if youre worried about your worrying (too much? not enough?), relax and have a laugh with this book instead.
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About the Author
Ellis Weiner has been apprehensive most of his life while writing for National Lampoon, the Paris Review, Spy, and the New Yorker. He now lives and worries in Pennsylvania.
Roz Chast's illustrations have appeared anxiously in the New Yorker since 1978. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A must read for laughs!
If you are a worrying pro (and who among us is not?) you've been sweating over health, success, finance, sex, driving and so much more. But if your worry has not been bringing you success, you've been doing it all wrong! (So, there's yet another thing to be worried about -- worry, itself!)
Enter Ellis Weiner, who wrote for National Lampoon and Roz Chast, New Yorker cartoonist, and you will be carefully guided to focus your worry, cultivate a refined sense of anxiety and elevate yourself to the well-deserved place you have coveted all those wasted years.
Worry is more pleasurable and profitable than we ever imagined, and this book is the key to worry wonderland!