Synopses & Reviews
"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.
"If you want to grow, you gotta let go," is Blanke's mantra; and that means eliminating all the clutter-physical and emotional-that holds you back, weighs you down, or just makes you feel bad about yourself.
In THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS she takes us through each room of the house-from the attic to the garage-and even to the far reaches of our minds. Through poignant and humorous stories, she inspires us to get rid of the "life plaque" we've allowed to build-up there.
- That junk drawer (you know that drawer) in the kitchen? Empty it!
- Those old regrets? Throw 'em out!
- That make-up from your "old" look? Toss it!
- That relationship that depresses you? Dump it!
Once you've hit fifty-you'll be surprised how easy it is to get there-and once you've thrown out that too-tight belt and too-small view of yourself, you'll be ready to step out into the clearing and into the next, and greatest, segment of your life.
"Gail Blanke's strength is her ability to illuminate simple acts that save time, money and many headaches, in a clear commonsense language. And that's exactly what this book does-in spades."--author of Passages and Sex and the Seasoned Woman, Gail Sheehy
"Whenever I de-clutter my house, it helps de-clutter my mind. Gail Blanke is a perfect guide to getting the non-essentials out of the way, so that simple joys can make their way into our lives."--Marianne Williamson, author of A RETURN TO LOVE
"Everybody needs to throw out at least fifty things. Just make sure this book isn't one of them!"--Journalist and Television Producer, Linda Ellerbee
"Gail Blanke's Throw Out Fifty Things is the perfect roadmap to help you lighten your load. Leave it to a friend like Gail- wise, funny, practical, and so very organized-to empty my closets and clean out my shelves, while soothing the spirit and soul, too. This book is a keeper."--Linda Fairstein, bestselling author of LETHAL LEGACY
"THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS is a refreshing book full of practical tips and helpful insights. The title is the simple principle. Applied at home, in your career, in your mind, or in your business, it helps you get rid of the clutter that blocks success. Perhaps most astounding is how relevant the insights are to leading a business today."--Peter Loescher, President and CEO or Siemens AG
About the Author
is a world-class motivator and is president and chief executive of Lifedesigns, a company whose vision is to empower men and women to live truly exceptional lives. She has been "The Motivator" columnist in Real Simple
magazine, is a contributor to Body+Soul
, a Martha Stewart publication, and appears regularly on CBS 2 Sunday Morning.
Gail has written three other books, including Between Trapezes
and In My Wildest Dreams
, a New York Times
bestseller. Gail and her husband, Jim Cusick, have two daughters, Kate and Abigail, and live in New York City
. You're invited to visit Gail on www.throwoutfiftythings.com.