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The Way of Failure: Winning Through Losing Paperback – March 2, 2001

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This self-help book takes the road less traveled. Rather than showing how to overcome failure, psychotherapist Caplan (Halfway Up the Mountain, LJ 7/15/99) teaches people how to embrace it. According to her, Americans measure their whole lives by striving for more, whether more success, more money, higher status, or better jobs. Failure happens when expectations and outcomes diverge; everyone fails. Life cycles into a series of gains and losses that may not balance out. But, by stripping away all of the fantasy with failure, one is left with the humility and clarity to move forward to success again. Each of the 15 chapters examines a different type of disappointment, e.g., failure of love, security, success, or plans, and death. Written with commonsense advice, this intriguing work transforms failure into a Zenlike concept. A worthwhile addition for public libraries. Lisa Wise, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghampton, NY
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Mariana Caplan is the author of five books, including When Holidays are Hell, and Halfway Up the Mountain and Untouched--and has written for Parabola, Kindred Spirit, Massage and Bodywork and Communities Magazine. Most recently, she was published in The Spirit of Gen X, An Anthology. Ms. Caplan currently has a private practice in counseling, conducts workshops in writing, and teaches at the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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