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If you loved "The Rules for Being Human" attributed to "Anonymous" in the bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul, you're in luck. The author--corporate trainer Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D.--has stepped forward and written a follow-up book: If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules. This book, "a basic spiritual primer for what it means to be a human," discusses each of the 10 rules (e.g., "There are no mistakes, only lessons," and "Lessons are repeated until learned,") and discusses them with kindness, eloquence, and wisdom. For example, rule 1 is, "You will receive a body. You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration of your life on Earth." Carter-Scott discusses the challenge of making peace with the body we've been given, and the lessons of acceptance (appreciating it as it is), self-esteem (viewing yourself as worthy, despite how your body looks or performs), respect (treating it like a "valuable and irreplaceable object"), and pleasure (indulging in the five senses to "unlock the joy stored within you"). Similarly, each of the rules has four "lessons." You'll read this inspirational book more than once, and mark quotes to tell friends. --Joan Price
In another winner from the author of the bestselling If Life Is a Game/If Love Is a Game series, Carter-Scott gently expresses her wisdomDeven if she doesn't break any new ground in the inspirational field. Careful not to define success as financial prosperity, Carter-Scott eloquently encourages readers to realize their own goals and dreams, not society's vision for them. To that end, she offers simple, profound suggestions for identifying and attaining personally defined success. Her approach is more philosophical and less dogmatic, and her voice is more engaging, than those in many self-help books covering the same territory. Respectful of her readersDshe addresses them as intelligent adults capable of introspection, analysis and changeDCarter-Scott suggests challenging exercises for self-discovery (such as writing one's life story and identifying role models) as well as for finding one's gifts, overcoming limiting beliefs and "stay[ing] positive." Her comments on time management and working cooperatively with others are similarly valuable gems. Agent, Debra Goldstein at the Creative Culture. Simultaneous BDD Audio. (Dec..-- positive." Her comments on time management and working cooperatively with others are similarly valuable gems. Agent, Debra Goldstein at the Creative Culture. Simultaneous BDD Audio. (Dec.)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
It was what I expected . I was told it was insightful. it wasPublished 10 months ago by MarilynPruesse
It's a good book. It's very well written and sometimes insightful but nothing too surprising or that didn't already know intuitively or from other books. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Samuel Moisan-Domm
Could have been more aptly titled, Owners guide to being human.
Should be required curriculum in schools for how life works. Read more
I absolutely loved the book. I would have liked the card to indicate its connection to the rule from which it's derived. However, the cards are appealing to the eye. Read morePublished on July 29 2010 by Never Say Never
Never judge a book by its cover, or in this case, by its size. This title, a mere 137 pages in my hardcover format that is only 3/4 the size of most hardcovers, packs a wallop. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2009 by Tom McCauley
Have you ever found a book that can serve and satisfy all criterias?
Strentghs: simple, easy to read, great examples. Read more
An excellent concept that is simple to understand and apply to your life. The conversational and easy to read presentation of the rules invites to seriously think about your life... Read morePublished on March 18 2003 by Verna Cornelia Simmons, Ph.D.
For those who've consciously been searching for themselves for some time now, the message of this book is oft-heard and come across. Read morePublished on March 12 2003 by Lea Dimarucut
While a small number of good points are made, the author fails to expand upon them. There is nothing terribly profound or "enlightening" in this book, but mostly an... Read morePublished on March 8 2003