Throw Out Fifty Things

Throw Out Fifty Things

Clear the Clutter, Find your Life

Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York : Springboard Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446505796
044650579X
9780446505789
0446505781
Branch Call Number: 648.5 Blanke 03/2009
Characteristics: xxvii, 270 p. ;,20 cm.
Alternative Title: Throw out 50 things

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"Our lives are so filled with junk from the past-from dried up tubes of glue to old grudges-that it's a wonder we can get up in the morning," exclaims motivator, best-selling author, columnist, and life coach Gail Blanke.

Life coach Blanke cuts to the chase, ordering her audience to empty that stuffed kitchen drawer. What distinguishes Blanke's book is her advice to let go of not only stuff but also regrets, ideas about one's personality type, and the need to be liked by everyone.


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kellyak
May 16, 2018

Not for me. This read like the author's diary of her throwing things out along with some stories that she heard from others. I didn't find anything new or useful past the title. So for the idea of just setting a goal to throw 50 things out, I gave it a couple of stars. I didn't even read or want to read the last psychologically oriented chapters... 

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lhskarka
Feb 27, 2018

This book is written from a position of affluence and privilege. I found very little of use in it, as many of the examples and subjects have no bearing whatsoever on people who don't have an attic full of antiques, a second garage, and closets full of sporting equipment.

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wiredonjava
Dec 28, 2014

Never mind dusty knick knacks and shabby wardrobe, it's sometimes about kicking someone's @$$ to the curb!

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bobgrant
Sep 23, 2013

Really worth the read. Simple straight forward and NOT about tidying up!

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lingkyang
Mar 11, 2012

If you want to free yourself from materials, thoughts, bad memories, fear and etc, this is the first book to get started. It's not only about throwing things out but also freeing yourself from the burden of things and thoughts that drown you from moving forwarded.

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Ubalstecha
Dec 07, 2011

The premise of Gail Blanke's theory is that you can throw out fifty things and your life will change for the better. And by fifty things, she doesn't mean fifty magazines. She means fifty different categories. So that bag of mismatched socks, one thing.

Where this system is week, is that Blanke spends the back half of her book dealing with your mental clutter. Which is less effective.

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melabelle27
Jan 07, 2010

Easy and fun read with practical applications for cleaning out the clutter from your house and mind. I have recommended this book to all my friends.

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