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The Overfunctioning Woman's Handbook: Uncommon Sense to Deal with Impossible Jobs and Impossible People Paperback – January 20, 2013
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From Publishers Weekly
This dense guide to "breaking away from impossible expectations, impossible jobs and impossible people" claims, on the back cover, that "If you don't have time to read this book, you need this book." Unfortunately, that's the tome's central problem: the depth of the text is undercut by an unwieldy design; if there was ever a book that needed more bullet points and fewer chapters, this is it. It's too bad, as there is meaty writing here for those with the patience to find it; in particular, authors Rivkin and Park (the former a psychotherapist, the latter an overfunctioning writer-artist-advocate-farmer-mom-etc.) shine in their chapters on identifying and dealing with difficult people, who are broken down succinctly and effectively into "red flags" (demanding, self-serving, reality-denying) and "yellow flags" (blame others, avoid conflict and self-reflection). The authors are also remarkably realistic when compared to other self-helps, acknowledging that many people won't or can't be changed, and that life must go on among them. Rivkin and Rubin's primer for the overly committed is worthwhile reading-assuming one has time to commit to it.
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"Meaty writing" for the overly committed. "Worthwhile reading remarkably realistic when compared to other self-help books." --Publisher's Weekly
Not a "do more in less time" book, but a book about choosing what to do and what not to do...a refreshing step back from frantic lists, actions, and demands. The authors describe the overfunctioning woman, analyze her underlying psychlogical drives, and suggest how she can change thoughts and habits --Library Journal
A wonderful resource for all women.----Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President, Charles Schwab Foundation, author: It Pays to Talk.
I've learned more about women from this book than I've learned in a lifetime. ---- --Joseph Chilton Pearce, author, Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Magical Child, Evolution s End, The Biology of Transcendence.
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Now, I'm getting copies for my daughters, sisters, and some of my friends."
And I am still overfunctioning but I am now paying attention - and who knows what may happen next?
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awesome book. You will see things differently after reading it. Even
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