Synopses & Reviews
Now in paperback! "The #1 self-help book for 2000" (USA Today) and the #1 New York Times bestseller, with 1 million copies in print." After successfully helping hundreds of thousands of people take responsibility for their own actions, Dr. Phil McGraw now turns his expertise to the primary area of concern troubling most people: their relationships. In his tell-it-like-it-is style that already has influenced millions of Oprah viewers, "Dr. Phil" blows the whistle on the rhetoric of traditional "couples therapy" and instead tells you that -- no matter what state your relationship is in -- not only are you responsible for it, you are responsible for getting it back on track. By doing this, he offers readers the chance for further happiness through meaningful, fulfilling relationships that work. Dr. Phil McGraw sets the record straight on the most popular myths about what a good relationship is supposed to be, such as: Myth #1: A great relationship depends on a great meeting of the minds Myth #6: A great relationship lets you vent all your feelings Myth #7: A great relationship has nothing to do with sex
"Any child of divorce -- no matter how far removed from the . . . breakup -- can identify." (Newsweek)
"Persuasive." (Boston Sunday Globe)
"The truth and usefulness of Wallerstein's findings will be tested in houses and apartments . . . not in sterile think tanks." (Time)
"What a wonderful study . . . gives us new, important insights." (T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., author of Touchpoints)
"Combines research and analysis with advice to real people . . . we owe a great deal to the work of Judith Wallerstein. . . ." (New York Times Book Review)
"Here's the sweet and funny inside scoop on The Simpsons, straight from the mouth of Bart herself." (Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons)
Ay carumba the voice behind Bart Simpson reveals the real story of America's funniest family.
Nancy Cartwright is the ultimate Simpsons insider. Her raspy, childlike voice is immediately recognizable as none other than Bart Simpson, the most precocious, irreverent, and intriguing ten-year-old ever to enter the American consciousness. In this behind-the-scenes story Nancy Cartwright tells of the Simpsons' early days, when the cast was given a closet-sized space to record commercial bumpers for The Tracey Ullman Show. She traces the Simpsons' rapid rise to wild popularity; offers hilarious anecdotes about cast members and guest stars, including Mel Gibson, Meryl Streep, and Elizabeth Taylor; and explains what goes into making the half-hour animated series. And she reveals what it's like to be at the center of an American institution, one that reinvented the sitcom, rocked the networks to the core, and changed forever the face of American television.
Packed with more information than has ever been revealed about the longest-running animated show, here is the perfect book for the millions of Simpsons fans who can't get enough of America's favorite dysfunctional family.
Nancy Cartwright, the ultimate Simpsons insider, gives voice to the boy immediately recognizable as none other than Bart Simpson. Now, Nancy traces The Simpsons' rapid rise to wild popularity, offers hilarious anecdotes about cast members and guest stars and reveals what it's like to be at the center of a North American institution, one that reinvented the sitcom, rocked the networks to the core and forever changed the face of television.
About the Author
Nancy Cartwright is familiar to millions around the world as the voice of Bart Simpson, a role she's been performing since 1987. She lives in the Los Angeles area.