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The Joy of No

Saturday, January 21, 2006
Just a quick post while I have my morning coffee. Neil's off at archery with the eight year old, so it's relatively quiet here. Most of the teenagers are in semi-hibernation mode. But before Neil left, he made a pot of coffee and stuck a post-a-note on the front of the coffee pot that read "Made @ 9 am." That kind of made me feel like I'm high maintenance, as in Sally in When Harry Met Sally. Hmmm....

ImageAnyway, I've been meaning to post about a cool book that my friend Susan has written, The Book of No. It's a great book to give to that girlfriend who gets herself in trouble by saying "yes" too often. Maybe that friend is you. In that case, you'll want to tuck it under your phone so that you'll see it whenever someone calls to ask you if you'd like to volunteer to organize this year's major fundraiser for your kids' school (unless, of course, that's totally your kind of thing) or to join the Board of Directors for the International Order of Cantankerous and Miserable People.

I wrote an official "blurb" for the book which goes like this: "Don't feel comfortable saying "no"? No problem! Susan Newman has written the ultimate guide to sidestepping the "yes trap" -- a friendly and helpful book that will prove to you once and for all that "no" doesn't have to be a bad word."

| posted by Ann D @ 10:40 AM