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Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life Hardcover – March 1, 2009

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From Publishers Weekly

Blanke (Between Trapezes), a motivational speaker and former columnist for Real Simple, shovels aside detritus to make space for cleaner rooms and clearer minds. She challenges readers to follow her example in discarding 50 things; tossed items range from old clothes to the need to be right. The authors suggestions range from the humble (Have a swap party for your outgrown clothes) to the ambitious (Clarify who you are), and her scope and environmentally conscious mind-set make the book a rousing call to total transformation—one mismatched sock at a time. (Mar.)
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"A rousing call to total transformation--one mismatched sock at a time." (Publisher's Weekly)

"Gail Blanke's strength is her ability to illuminate simple acts that save time, money and many headaches, in a clear commonsense language. And that's exactly what this book does-in spades." (Gail Sheehy author of Passages and Sex and the Seasoned Woman)

"Whenever I de-clutter my house, it helps de-clutter my mind. Gail Blanke is a perfect guide to getting the non-essentials out of the way, so that simple joys can make their way into our lives." (author of A RETURN TO LOVE Marianne Williamson)

"It is as unsurprising as it is exciting that Gail has once again delivered a pragmatic guide for not just uncovering, but discovering your best 'self.' Gail's wisdom inspires us to shed the physical and mental clutter that too often weighs us down not just as individuals, but as communities and societies, in our common quest to find and fill our true potential." (Former Governor and United States Senator Bob Graham (FL))

"Everybody needs to throw out at least fifty things. Just make sure this book isn't one of them!" (Linda Ellerbee Journalist and Television Producer)

"Gail Blanke's Throw Out Fifty Things is the perfect roadmap to help you lighten your load. Leave it to a friend like Gail- wise, funny, practical, and so very organized-to empty my closets and clean out my shelves, while soothing the spirit and soul, too. This book is a keeper." (bestselling author of LETHAL LEGACY Linda Fairstein)

"THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS is a refreshing book full of practical tips and helpful insights. The title is the simple principle. Applied at home, in your career, in your mind, or in your business, it helps you get rid of the clutter that blocks success. Perhaps most astounding is how relevant the insights are to leading a business today." (President & CEO or Siemens AG Peter Loescher)

"Don't throw out this book! It's so full of practical advice and inspirational stories to help you clear your clutter." (author of SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life: A Four-Step Guide to Getting Unstuck Julie Morgenstern)

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044650579X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446505796
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #728,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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