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It's Not As Tough As You Think: How to Smooth Out Life's Bumps [Paperback]

By Abraham J. Twerski (Author)
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[This book shows us that] life can be much easier if we cut its problems down to bite size. [The author, a] rabbi [and] a psychiatrist, shares with us some of the invaluable insights he has gained through his extensive experience.... There are many stresses in daily living, but we can take distress out of stress. We can modify our attitudes, use coping techniques, and reach out for help. Even big challenges can be dealt with effectively. [The author] shows how we can put a different spin on things, so that we can be more productive and happier. Here are just a few of the many ideas you'll find in this book: there's magic in a smile; stress can be beneficial; some mountains melt into molehills; lack of success is not equivalent to failure; you're more okay than not.... In this book, [the author] points out some of the things we can do. His simple, down-to-earth ideas are refreshing in a world of complexities. -Back cover.

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  • Publishers Weekly - 03/22/1999 page 86

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Studio: Shaar Press
Pages   236
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.59"
Weight:   0.56 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 1999
Publisher   Shaar Press
ISBN  1578192595  
ISBN13  9781578192595  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. Abraham J. Twerski is the Founder and Medical Director Emeritus of Gateway Rehabilitation Center, a not-for-profit drug and alcohol treatment system in western Pennsylvania, cited nationally as one of the 12 best drug and alcohol treatment centers by Forces magazine and as one of the top 100 rehab centers in the guide to treatment, The 100 Best Treatment Centers for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.Dr. Twerski, an ordained rabbi, held a pulpit until 1959 when he graduated from Marquette University Medical School and went on to complete his psychiatric residency at the University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Institute. For 20 years, he served as Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, and currently is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.Twerski is recognized as an international authority in the chemical dependency field. He began the first Pennsylvania program for nurses with alcohol or drug problems, "Nurses Off Chemicals," served on the Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and was Chairman of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Committee on the Impaired Physician. He appears frequently as a radio and television guest.A frequent lecturer on a broad range of topics, including stress, self-esteem, spirituality as well as chemical dependency, Twerski has also written 29 books to date including: Substance Abusing High Achievers; Life's Too Short; I'd Like to Call For Help, But I Don't Know the Number; Do Unto Others; and collaborative effort with Peanuts comic strip creator, Charles Schulz, When Do The Good Things Start?; Waking Up Just in Time; I Didn't Ask to be in This Family; and the soon to be released That's Not a Fault...It's a Character Trait.

Abraham J. Twerski currently resides in Milwaukee New York New York, in the state of Pennsylvania. Abraham J. Twerski was born in 1928.

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Wisdom to make life easier   Dec 7, 2004
Rabbi Twerski is a heralded psychologist one of the foremost experts on treating Addiction in the world. He is also a very learned Rabbi and prolific author . In this work he writes a series of small essays, little meditations all with the aim of helping the individual make life easier and better. Some of the titles of the essays give a fair idea of the kind of book this is." May you have many worries" "Behind at Half Time" "Who wants to be Married to a Loser?" " It all depends on how you see it."
"Avoid the Need for Regrets" "Take Things in Perspective"
The approach of dealing with the small things in life in a wise way , of having proper priorities is at the heart of the book.
Rabbi Twerski's deep Jewish knowledge is not by the way incidental to the work but informs it and gives it a dimension outside those of most self- help works.
Wisdom from a Rabbi who is also a physician  Apr 9, 2001
Rabbi Twerski is a remarkable man. Although he is a very orthodox Jew, he became a physician as well as a Rabbi. His field is psychiatry and he combines his two professions to give great advice in short chapters, generally about two pages. This book is a little like "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff," with a twinge of the religious aspect added in. Nonetheless, Rabbi twerski's observations are universal and would be of interest to non Jewish as well as Jewish readers.
High quality and SHORT  Apr 27, 2000
The book is full of 1 page wonders with great information of all aspects of life, specifically pertaining to Judaism.

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