Title: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method
Author: Steven Joseph
Genre: Self-Help, Humor
The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris introduced the kid readers to the tiniest, most dangerous dinosaur on the planet: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris.
All humans descended from this tiny dinosaur-and this follow-up book for adults examines how "crankiness" is part of our nature.
Using good humor throughout, Steven Joseph observes that we typically do not hesitate to pour out our CrankaTsuris all over our spouses, kids, parents, and siblings-and then there can be a CrankaTsuris retaliation. Before you know it, you are in the middle of a CrankaTsuris food fight.
We're all cranky at times, but it's imperative we find a more effective way to be cranky while still making the world a happier place. In this book, learn how to:
- Create space for both your and your family's crankiness - Utilize a fun "team" approach to crankiness - Take steps to avoid being too cranky - Improve communication with friends and family - Handle cranky dinosaurs in your life (including children) - Effectively diagnose and treat the "Common CrankaTsuris"
It’s not just you…it’s your CrankaTsuris bellowing from deep within. From the time we’re born until we’re wrinkled and alone, we’re taught crankiness is bad and should be eliminated from our personality. But what if that thinking is wrong? What if we learn how to harness our crankiness and make the world around us a content space? Steve Joseph shares his theories on human behavior and how crankiness is part of what separates us from others in the animal kingdom. He provides tools and exercises to make room for crankiness in all areas of your life plus so much more. C’mon, unleash your CrankaTsuris and learn how much fun it can be.
A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method is a hilarious book everyone should read and own. We tend to be way too serious, especially when it comes to ourselves and our little corner of the universe. With what we, as a global community, have dealt with in the past twenty months, A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method is exactly what we need. Steven Joseph has a gifted talent for writing tongue-in-cheek humor. The descriptive narration activated my imagination while reading. I mean, who wouldn’t visualize a cranky large dinosaur while reading about the behaviors of a CrankaTsuris? There is a lot of good advice and wisdom in this book. The exercises and examples provide the reader with applicable ways to incorporate these improvements in all areas of life. If you need to laugh while working on yourself, pick up A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method. If you’re looking to decrease stress in your life, this book is a must-read! Brilliantly written, A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method is exactly what people need to read. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Steven Joseph is an attorney, professional negotiator, marathon runner, comedian and zen master. He lives in Hoboken, New York, and is a proud father of a grown up daughter Vita. He is also the son of a Holocaust Survivor, and his writings lean on the concept of survival, which was ever present growing up as a child, and acknowledgment which he has learned through his zen practice. His book websites that continually explores themes of crankiness are www.StevenJosephAuthor.com and www.thelastsurvivingdinosaur.com. He explores the path to effective crankiness in "A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method."
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N