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Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life Paperback – Aug 9 2011

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (Aug. 9 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118024516
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118024515
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #140,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Inspirational and to the point, this book is a 10 out of 10 (Spirit & Destiny, July 2011).

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This book won't make you feel better about yourself. And that's a good thing.

If you're hoping to change your life with a bunch of feel-good mantras, then this book isn't for you. But if you're ready to get off your butt and really change your life, then Larry Winget is your man. Winget's tough-love approach boils success down to a simple formula: your life is your own damn fault, and if you shut up, stop whining, and take action, your life will get better.

Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life gives you the keys to turning your life, money, and business around. Larry's brutal advice has changed the lives of millions of people around the world. This Second Edition expands the previous lessons with brand-new examples, stories, and added wisdom, and his humorous approach is funnier than ever!

"If you're ready to stop your whining, strap on your belt, and get to work, then this is the book for you. Larry wants to see you succeed, and he's not afraid to rub some reality in your face to help you do it!"—Jim Bouchard, author ofThink Like a Black Belt

"I love Larry's dish on life: a healthy approach to setting you straight!"—Marzia Prince, professional fitness model

"Filled with straight talk and straight answers, Larry's honest approach is a brutally refreshing retreat from all of the esoteric blather that the so-called gurus preach." —Tommy Zarzecki, Publisher, PlanetZMan.com

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I bought two of this nuts books as a bit of a challenge based on his titles. I have read hundreds of self help books so he wasn't going to be telling me anything new... or at least I thought. His first few jabs did not affect me too much but before I knew it he had beaten some real down to earth common sense into me. What the hell was I thinking all these years. As if one more get rich quick book was going to do anything and yet I kept buying them. Had I read this one first I would have not needed all those others. He snapped me out of my head fog and gave some REAL steps to start getting a REAL life and making REAL change. I thought it would never happen but ole Larry here has a spot right up there with my other number one book.... "Illusions" by Richard Bach.

Seriously if you are a crybaby who likes to sit around and navel gaze then save your money but if you want some REAL change then order them right now. I know it was the best thing I ever did.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9fa55a68) out of 5 stars 62 reviews
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fabe600) out of 5 stars My New Favorite Book July 9 2012
By Joed - Published on Amazon.com
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This is my new favorite book. Larry tells it like it is and pulls no punches. It's about taking personal responsibility for you life. I purchased one for a friend's son who just graduated High School and one for my 40 year old daughter. I wish I had read it when I had graduated from High School. It would have saved me years of hard life lessons. After 65 years I have come to the same conclusions as Winget talks about in this book. Many young people today expect that they are going to be taken care of forever, either by parents or by the government. When they finally have to confront the hard facts of life they are in for a shock. Read about it in Shut Up and take control of your life and be prepared before the shock of reality kicks you in the butt. Highly recommended.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fabe84c) out of 5 stars Excellent kick in the pants accountability Nov. 5 2012
By livingupnorth - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is excellent. I am a middle-aged, hard working blue collar stiff. Winget's words have re-affirmed for me that I have done ok because I have for the most part taken a similar philosophy and approach in how I have lived my life.

I bought the book for my adult kids who have not taken responsibility and accountability for how they choose to live their lives. I am tired of the entitlement attitude, and tired of being used personally and financially because I am "rich" and they are so hard done by.

So I bought the book, read it, and passed it on to the kids. My response to the freeloading hand coming out now is "Read Winget's book and do what he says". Winget has given me the freedom to say "no" without guilt to my kids (and the guilt card has been played heavily on me over the years), while allowing me to give them the tool they need to get on with becoming responsible adults.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fabe810) out of 5 stars the truth of things Feb. 6 2012
By Robert Kitt - Published on Amazon.com
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This book reminds me of the many ways we lose sight of what is important in life. It is a pep talk and a stern talking to at the same time. It helped me remember those lessons of life that I had forgotten. No one but yourself can make you happy. Don't wait for someone else to get started, get going and make money (life) happen.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fabeb04) out of 5 stars Probably the best self help book I've ever read. April 16 2015
By GoClick - Published on Amazon.com
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I like reading self help and motivation books and after years of badgering from a family member read this one. It's now one of my favorites, and possibly the best I've read yet. Don't expect a whole lot of secret wisdom beyond what's in the title though.
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HASH(0x9fabeb64) out of 5 stars Helpful and full of truth April 29 2015
By Katherine - Published on Amazon.com
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I think this book is very helpful and full of good advice. The book made me face some hard truths about myself. I am thankful for the truth and I am so glad I read this book.