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Damage Control: How to Tiptoe Away from the Smoking Wreckage of your Latest Screw-Up with a Minimum of Harm to Your Reputation Hardcover – Mar 16 2010


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (March 16 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 077103041X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771030413
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #627,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Eddie manages to combine direct, no-nonsense advice with an irreverent tone and winding, self-deprecating anecdotes from his life. . . . there's nothing a person can do . . . that can't become an opportunity for learning and betterment." 
— Publishers Weekly

About the Author

David Eddie has written two previous books: Chump Change, a novel, and Housebroken: Confessions of a Stay-at- Home Dad. He co-authors with Pat Lynch the advice column, also called Damage Control, in the Globe and Mail's Life Section.

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By Liz on April 17 2014
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Very well written, full of good advise for 'home and the office'.

I like it a lot and so did my friends.
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By Reader Writer Runner TOP 50 REVIEWER on Dec 29 2013
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Those who regularly read David Eddie's column, "Damage Control," in The Globe and Mail will doubtlessly recognize the author's wit and candour in his new book by the same name. Unfortunately, they may find the book too familiar as it basically reads like a compilation of highlights from the column with biographical information interspersed.

Regardless, Eddie writes with a big heart and takes astonishing risks when offering advice. With honesty and wisdom, he offers a smorgasbord of resolutions to sticky problems relating to relationships, careers and marriage. A fun and high-quality social reference from a thoughtfully irreverent, learned father of three.
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A Book with a Big Heart March 29 2010
By Mr. Andrew Livingston - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I'll confess right away that I have been a big David Eddie fan since the publication of his first novel, Chump Change, some time ago. That being said, there is much to Love here for the uninitiated.
Mr. Eddie writes with a Big Heart, takes astonishing risks, and offers up a smorgasbord of sound advice for sticky situations. In particular, he steers his readers through Big Topics such as Relationships, Careers,
and Marriage with both honesty and wisdom. I was reminded of another classic in its field, Charles Baker's The Gentlemen's Companion: Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask, in terms of the quality of prose and the sheer damn fun of the thing. This book should be an instant classic if the world is ready for a an erudite, 6'5", tattooed, father-of-three, modern advice columnist. Let's hope it is - there's much on offer here.
A choice pick for anyone who freaks out over their real or imagined status as a screw up June 14 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
When disaster happens, what you do next decides if it's a footnote or a great calamity. "Damage Control: How to Tiptoe Away from the Smoking Wreckage of Your Latest Screw-Up With a Minimum of Harm to Your Reputation" is a guide to making the least out of the worst. David Eddie writes that no one is perfect, and the difference between a perennial screw up and someone who isn't is how one responds to said screw ups. "Damage Control" is a choice pick for anyone who freaks out over their real or imagined status as a screw up.


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