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The Underachiever's Manifesto

The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great

By Ray Bennett, M.D.

4 x 6 in; 96 pp;
12 B/W illustrations
Hardcover
April 2006
ISBN 9780811853682
ISBN10 0811853683

SKU# 9780811853682

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Lower the bar. Turn it down a notch. Get off the Stairmaster. The Underachiever's Manifesto is the playfully persuasive pocket guide to living life to the least and loving it. With sharp humor and genuine wisdom, this welcome little book extols the...
The Underachiever's Manifesto


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The Underachiever's Manifesto

Lower the bar. Turn it down a notch. Get off the Stairmaster. The Underachiever's Manifesto is the playfully persuasive pocket guide to living life to the least and loving it. With sharp humor and genuine wisdom, this welcome little book extols the fabulous benefits of underachievement in our overextended society. A witty introduction makes the case for the right amount of efforta lot less than we've been led to believe. Ten principles of underachievement establish the basics (#8: The tallest blade of grass is the surest to be cut); and practical applications show how mediocrity is the key to happiness at work, in relationships, dieting, exercise, investment, and more. Devilishly enlisting examples from philosophy, economics, science, and good common sense, The Underachiever's Manifesto is a lighthearted, life-changing rallying call for those who dare to do less and enjoy more.

 

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4 x 6 in; 96 pp;
12 B/W illustrations
Hardcover
April 2006
ISBN 9780811853682
ISBN10 0811853683
Ray Bennett is a medical specialist in the Seattle area who is still guilty of overachievement in treating his patients. This is his first book.

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10/11/11| John Morton
This book was discovered while at MIT with my overachieving child. We initially got it for a sibling to encourage they get their butt moving. Well we came to discover the wisdom was targeted at us. (fought the urge to change sentence structure)

Since reading this book I lowered the bar at work resulting in improved results (I almost corrected that error) and higher demand for what I do (no one really knows what "That Guy" does, since I move to fast, still working on that).

If I can find a way to get a lower price on this excellent, inspirational, thought provoking, book I just might buy a bunch. But (I used to say howver to impress people) that might require effort to negotiate a deal. In the mean time I will just carry this one around and show/read to the uneducated executives I strove to be with and now realize are fools.

Great job Doc! Oh I am enjoying your other books. If you can work up the motivation drop me a line.

everyones getting it for xmas....

everyones getting it for xmas....

10/11/11| Tesla Kohl
if i can get some sort of large order discount.... I havent even finished it and it already changed my life. My whole family needs to read this book. It completely validates what ive said for years: happiness comes from being okay with what you're doing
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