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How Could You Do That?!: The Abdication of Character, Courage, and… (edition 1997)

by Laura C. Schlessinger

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Title:How Could You Do That?!: The Abdication of Character, Courage, and Conscience
Authors:Laura C. Schlessinger
Info:Harper Paperbacks (1997), Paperback, 288 pages
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Tags:Self-Help, Psychology

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How Could You Do That?!: The Abdication of Character, Courage, and Conscience by Laura Schlessinger



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Meh. It got slightly better but not one of her best.
  CMBlaker | May 6, 2014 |
It's encouraging to see a shift in the perspective of pop psychology away from the anything-goes remnant of the 60's and toward personal integrity and right action. The focus of her "therapy" is on the "abdication of character, courage, and conscience." In all matters regarding children, Laura makes people focus on what would be best for a child or what example they want to role-model for their children. People should stay together for the children. Adulterers are losers. One should not do that which they would not want their children to do. ( )
  jpsnow | Feb 24, 2008 |
Whatever happened to the principles of personal responsibility, of being accountable for our mistakes? Whatever happened to having a "guilty conscience" and mustering the courage to change things for the better? The bestselling author and internationally syndicated radio talk show host shows us how honoring our personal values and "doing good" leads to self-satisfaction and peace of mind. In this wakeup call, "Dr. Laura" provides a spirited approach to real situations and presents a compelling argument for disciplining self-indulgence and achieving higher moral ground in the pursuit of happiness.
  PeaceUMC | Jan 1, 2007 |
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Laura Schlessinger takes the quotation marks off the phrase "bad behavior," and makes an impassioned argument against the self-indulgent subjective morality rampant in our society. Following her previous New York Times bestseller, 10 Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives, Dr. Laura Schlessinger -- the internationally syndicated radio superhost who reaches 15 million listeners per week -- argues effectively that doing good leads to feeling great.

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"Marriage and family therapist Dr. Laura Schlessinger hosts an internationally syndicated radio program.... Using specific examples from her spirited on-the-air discussions, Dr. Laura proposes and defends a profound plea for taking the moral high ground in life."--Container.… (more)

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