• My Mother's Rules

  • A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius
  • By: Lynn Toler
  • Narrated by: Lynn Toler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (605 ratings)

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By: Lynn Toler
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In this unique, profoundly inspirational memoir, Divorce Court star Judge Lynn Toler shares her mother's wisdom for learning to conquer anger and become immune to insult. Toler credits her mother's "rules" for life - a life that saw her grow up the daughter of a poor teen mother and endure a husband who suffered mental illness and alcoholism - with providing the grounding for her own success and happiness. Toler shows how the mindset of "a black woman who knew how to make things work" taught her the power of knowing how to manage one's emotional business - lessons that this book offers in wrenching stories written in spare and graceful prose. My Mother's Rules is an unforgettable book that will captivate listeners with its illustrations of how to rise above the most difficult circumstances and find peace and success in life.

©2007 Lynn Toler (P)2014 Lynn Toler

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Incredible & captivating.

Couldn't put it down. From beginning to end.She's my mentor.Had I Horton this book sooner. I could have made my life alot easier.

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I’m obsessed

I feel like Judge Lynn Toler should have been my Mother. Lol I’ve seen every episode of divorce court. I cried throughout this book...I grew up really dirt poor and my own father went to prison for abusing me...in every way imaginable. Then I was placed with my wicked Grandmother, she was worse. I never really had anyone on my side or any type of mother figure in my life. All I have ever known is abuse honestly...Judge Lynn Toler’s advice and books are literally changing my life. Thank you so much! Everyone needs to read all of her books! Now!

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Emotional intelligence in practice

The story was engaging and compelling and totally relatable. I appreciate biographies that find the positive outcomes of adversity

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wish I had read this years ago

loved it and wish I read it years ago. now in my 40s learning still I should have learned decades ago and because of that didn't equip my children properly. they are almost grown and have to learn things I should have taught them....but now you know better you can do better....also good to know I'm not the only one struggling

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Loved it...just one little thing

I loved the story Judge Lynn shares in her book. After hearing so many audiobooks, I wish the production could have been less rushed. Sometimes you needed to take a breath after her wisdom before jumping right into the next thing. Again not a critique on Judge Lynn at all. I'm going to listen again and write the rules out (or just buy a copy of the book).

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great!!!

one of the best books that gives you lessons I've ever read! every girl and woman ought to pick this up!

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Great read

I love this woman and tend to think of her as a second mom in my head ❤️ She’s brillant and oh so wise!

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Excellent book

This book seemed tailor made for me. It gives me great tips and quotes that I can use in my day to day encounters.
Thank you Judge Lynn Toler . I have even more respect for you, for being able to set aside your potential ridicule to help thousands of people like me who needed to hear this. I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart. May God continue to guide and protect you.

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THE ELEMENT OF PURE BRILLIANCE OF RULES!!!

The Honorable Judge Lynn whom I Truly Respect and Highly Admire has Gifted The World with her Mother's Wisdom. This Element of Pure Brilliance of Rules on how to Manage your Emotions in challenging situations. The Most Precious Gift of Love is My Mother's Rules. I Highly Recommend this Book to All!!!

Thank you, Judge Lynn and Most of All Your Mother of Pure Wisdom!!!

- Cretia Springs -


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Sage wisdom from Judge Toler

Judge Toler’s stories were captivating and reminded me that everyone has things they go through. The only difference in us all is how we handle the situations we experience. 10/10 recommend especially for those who can get caught up in their emotions.

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  • 08-11-20

i am Ana and becouse Judgeb Lynn still alive


I am from Croatia, a very small country, many will say unimportant ... when my mother stabbed me in the heart, especially in the time when my husband left me with a little girl of 2 years. Thank you, Judge Lynn. I consider you sincerely a mother, not a number 2 that's notbforna woman that is simple queen and i must said original is your copy of how unique You are Judge (mom:) Thank you for sharing your experience with us!This save my life! it's not a joke,thank you for everything! Deep love from Croatia from Lucy (my daughter) and Ana,,,:)

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  • Missy
  • 10-06-20

My Mother's Pearls

Great read, insight and advice for improving your life. Pearls of wisdom. I found some of these I already practice but was good to then recognise as a strength and not a weakness. As I grow in my self improvement I hope to employ more into the new me. Thank you.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-12-22

Brilliant 👏🏾

Loved it so much, it's amazing and she's amazing. Don't hesitate to get it.

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  • Bashir Jimoh
  • 05-25-21

Great book to read

Amazing and relatable life story. Full of life lessons. Highly recommended by me. Great stuff.

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  • SBM
  • 05-13-20

Excellent and honestly amazing!

A very wonderful and inspiring book... Couldn't stop listening and am repeating it again. Judge Lynn's voice is wonderful to listen to and makes understanding her message clear. Always a big fan!

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  • MODIN
  • 02-15-20

fantastic...

loved it. Judge Toler gave all her self to this book and she was very honest.

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  • Hagata
  • 01-31-20

emotional intelligence

anyone can get something out if this book I got loads and thoroughly recommended it. Judge Lynn's mum was a strong and wise and I thank them both for sharing this knowledge.

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  • Nikki78
  • 01-26-20

Very good

It's one of those books you will be happy to read or listen to over and over again very good words of wisdom and so worth the purchase from a very happy customer

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  • Felila
  • 05-10-16

Wonderful and you WILL definitely learn a thing or two!

I would recommend this to to anyone and everyone. It's informative, perceptive and funny. It's a great read full of advise on how to tackle everyday annoyances and get by in life without losing it. Five stars!