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This Book Will Change Your Life


This Book Will Change Your Life

"365 Daily Instructions for Hysterical Living" is the subtitle of
this ambitious self-help manual. Ben Carey and Henrik Delehag have
formed a company, Benrick, and through it they hope to continue
producing other tongue-in-cheek books that will earn them lots of
money, fame and recognition. They are currently working on a
reality TV show based on THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Of
course, after reading the book and getting to know these two
characters a little better, you may wonder if they are simply
spreading that rumor as part of their research for another

I work with people who are mired in substance abuse and recognize
that a significant portion of recovery is based on the premise that
the addict wants to change. And in order for him/her to decide to
change, there has to be some benefit to making a change. In other
words, the benefits of sobriety have to outweigh the benefits of
the addiction. This may seem obvious to anyone in recovery or to
anyone who has never battled addiction. However, to the addict, it
poses a difficult problem and the decision to make the change is
not easy.

In THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE, the authors promise that if you
follow the instructions in this book you will change your life. So
the first thing a person has to do is decide if one's life needs to
be changed. And, if so, to determine if the change will be
beneficial. Following the instructions in this book could land one
in the hospital, in jail or, at the very least, in court! To some,
perhaps that would be better than the humdrum existence they are
now living. Others would be apt to say, "Er, no, thanks, I'm doing
just fine."

Then again, I could be overthinking the whole thing. Actually the
book provides lots of information, endless opportunities for
introspection, and much sheer wit. So whether you "take the test to
find out if you're a psychopath," "make prolonged eye contact with
everyone you meet" or "bail a stranger out of jail," this book will
change your life … if not permanently, then at least for the

This Book Will Change Your Life
by Ben Carey and Henrik Delehag

  • Publication Date: October 28, 2003
  • Genres: Humor
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Plume
  • ISBN-10: 0452284899
  • ISBN-13: 9780452284890