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Life Is Not a Stress Rehearsal: Bringing Yesterday's Sane Lifestyle into Today's Insane World Audio Cassette – Abridged, Audiobook


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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (April 10 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553527967
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553527964
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 3 x 18 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 177 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,138,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I would like to see all the world's great leaders locked in a room with Loretta LaRoche for twenty-four hours. When they'd emerge, they'd be saner, wiser, and happier, and our planet would be better off."
--Larry Dossey M.D., author, Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words




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"I would like to see all the world’s great leaders locked in a room with Loretta LaRoche for twenty-four hours. When they’d emerge, they'd be saner, wiser, and happier, and our planet would be better off."
–Larry Dossey M.D., author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words

"Loretta LaRoche is a riot! If you want to know why you feel 'spiritually empty' and what to do about it--read this book. Not only will it make you laugh out loud, it will challenge you to rethink the way you live your whole life."
–Cheryl Richardson, author of the New York Times bestsellers Take Time for Your Life and Life Makeovers

“Loretta is one funny lady. As you read this book, you'll be laughing yourself into greater health and wisdom, along with a lot of other people.”
–Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full Catastrophe Living
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By A Customer on April 25 2001
Format: Hardcover
In a book filled with real wisdom, Laroche points out the insanities of life in the 21st century. You would think that we would have learned what is really important, but Laroche points out with punchiness and humour what is lacking today: the need for moderation. Instead of listening to the inner child, we need to listen to our inner grandmother. It means not being obsessed with materialism and workaholism and e-mail and reality TV, and spending time instead taking care of ourselves (take a walk and eat a tomato) and spending time laughing with family and friends (better than St. John's wort as a cure for the blues). Common sense is not that common, and Laroche spells out in clear language what we should have known all along, but have not always done in our lives.
The book is chockful of meaningful advice, but never too preachy. For those (like me) who didn't realize how far they were going down the wrong road, this is a map on how to get on the path to balance in life. Highly recommended, and a very easy read.
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By A Customer on June 13 2001
Format: Audio Cassette
This could have been a good book, but Ms. LaRoche never lets up on comparing todays lifestyle to that of her grandmother - a useless endeavour. She obviously avails herself of all the modern conveniences - like voice mail, TV, fast food, etc but complains incessantly about the present way of life. The book assumes if we enjoy updated technology or spend a few hours watching sitcoms, that we have lost touch with our families, values etc. Ms.LaRoche is sometimes amusing however she offers little realistic advice.
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Format: Paperback
I found this to be a charming book, which is rare in self-help books. Loretta LaRoche is witty, and her in-your-face style of writing lends a great deal of wisdom and advice in this book. I love her analogies of listening to the "inner Grandmother" instead of the "inner child." It just makes sense.
Bravo, Ms. LaRoche, Bravo.
- Sharon Galligar Chance
Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas
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I found this to be a charming book, which is rare in self-help books. Loretta LaRoche is witty, and her in-your-face style of writing lends a great deal of wisdom and advice in this book. I love her analogies of listening to the "inner Grandmother" instead of the "inner child." It just makes sense.
Bravo, Ms. LaRoche, Bravo.
- Sharon Galligar Chance
Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas
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Amazon.com: 5 reviews
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Common sense in an uncommon book April 25 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
In a book filled with real wisdom, Laroche points out the insanities of life in the 21st century. You would think that we would have learned what is really important, but Laroche points out with punchiness and humour what is lacking today: the need for moderation. Instead of listening to the inner child, we need to listen to our inner grandmother. It means not being obsessed with materialism and workaholism and e-mail and reality TV, and spending time instead taking care of ourselves (take a walk and eat a tomato) and spending time laughing with family and friends (better than St. John's wort as a cure for the blues). Common sense is not that common, and Laroche spells out in clear language what we should have known all along, but have not always done in our lives.
The book is chockful of meaningful advice, but never too preachy. For those (like me) who didn't realize how far they were going down the wrong road, this is a map on how to get on the path to balance in life. Highly recommended, and a very easy read.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Funny and full of good advice Aug. 16 2002
By Sharon Galligar Chance - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I found this to be a charming book, which is rare in self-help books. Loretta LaRoche is witty, and her in-your-face style of writing lends a great deal of wisdom and advice in this book. I love her analogies of listening to the "inner Grandmother" instead of the "inner child." It just makes sense.
Bravo, Ms. LaRoche, Bravo.
- Sharon Galligar Chance
Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Funny and full of good advice Aug. 16 2002
By Sharon Galligar Chance - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I found this to be a charming book, which is rare in self-help books. Loretta LaRoche is witty, and her in-your-face style of writing lends a great deal of wisdom and advice in this book. I love her analogies of listening to the "inner Grandmother" instead of the "inner child." It just makes sense.
Bravo, Ms. LaRoche, Bravo.
- Sharon Galligar Chance
Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Too much whining!! June 13 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
This could have been a good book, but Ms. LaRoche never lets up on comparing todays lifestyle to that of her grandmother - a useless endeavour. She obviously avails herself of all the modern conveniences - like voice mail, TV, fast food, etc but complains incessantly about the present way of life. The book assumes if we enjoy updated technology or spend a few hours watching sitcoms, that we have lost touch with our families, values etc. Ms.LaRoche is sometimes amusing however she offers little realistic advice.
Yes, that's right. May 22 2008
By sister - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Another fun look at life from Loretta LaRoche, similar to her other books. This one however had me nodding and agreeing with her outlook on life. A fun way of reconnecting with what matters.


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