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Publisher's Summary

Going beyond his world-famous book Your Erroneous Zones, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals his dynamic techniques for dealing with other people and living your life as you choose. Pulling Your Own Strings is Dr. Dyer's direct and practical audio adaptation of his classic best seller.

You are also responsible for how much you will be controlled by others. Now, Dr. Wayne Dyer provides his practical, step-by-step plan for developing new attitudes toward the most common sources of victimization and manipulation, including family, work, and, ultimately, yourself. Life, Dr. Dyer says, is a beautiful thing as long as you hold the strings. Pulling Your Own Strings will give you the strategies and tools to master your own fate.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer is one of the most widely read authors today in the field of self-development. His phenomenally successful book Your Erroneous Zones has sold over six million copies. He has a doctorate in counseling psychology from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan and maintains a full schedule of teaching, lectures, and appearances on national television and radio.

©1978 Wayne W. Dyer (P)1991 HarperCollins Publishers

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Not the book

Disappointed that this was a lecture, and not the reading of the book. I was looking for the book reading.

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It is not the book!

This was very disappointing. This is not the book. It is Wayne talking and recapping the book.

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Where's the rest of the book?

The book is excellent. The audible content is great. It just ends abruptly. Get the book. does a full version exist? This felt like a waste of money.

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Only 2 chapters in audible

I gave this book 5 stars because I think it’s going to be really good. However, the audible version is more like an overview. It’s two chapters long, less than two hours in length. The actual book has at least 10 chapters so I was disappointed.

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Exactly what I needed

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Really made me realize how much I have had a victim behavior all my life up to now. We really have the power to change and make things better for ourselves. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in taking back the power in their lives to become more in control and be centered on themselves instead of what other people think. It really changed the way I see myself and the power I have to make my life what I want it to be :)

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Best review ever!

I usually don't write reviews but when I do is because I fully feel like I have too.

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Disappointed in Audible - Only Got 2 Chapters

Only 2 chapters appeared when I purchased this book. I have a hard copy, and it has many more chapters. I really wanted to listen to it. Disappointed in Audible. What I listened to was excellent. Guess I'll read my hard copy.

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Excellent & Quick Listen

This book is concise, thoughtful, and empowering. I would recommend it to anybody, even those who consider themselves non-spiritual.

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Absolute Truth!! Amazing and eyeopening!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, every single friend I have has received a copy of this book at one point or another. It is absolutely life changing!

What other book might you compare Pulling Your Own Strings to and why?

"What You Think of Me is None of My Business" is another great "freedom giving" book in this light.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

This book will transform your view and outlook on life and bring you a completely different and renewing filter for decision making.

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Everyone on the planet should read or hear this

It has always been true that whatever media gets published/shown/recorded/gamed is under the control of those who are not looking out for the best interests of their readers/listeners/players. They have to feed on fear in order to get the sales, but this author was one who went outside the system to make sure that nobody changed a word. And he wrote this book when he was still a scientist, if that helps. However, he never sounds like a scientist. He sounds like a good friend.

He talks about fear and inertia as exactly what they are, anathema to your life and your purpose in living at all. This is why and how he made a huge difference on this planet when alive, and still does. It's a very reasonable argument.

It's kind of circular, not strictly linear. It's not a classroom lesson. It's done by an ex-professor and is talking to the little guy/regular person who doesn't have a lot of power or money. It's not boring or ever runs out of energy. Has decent humor, and the tone is directed at everyone on the planet, not one group or type of person or culture.

It's what we need to hear about ourselves to help ourselves the most and fastest today, and it isn't unkind. It doesn't talk about failure as one of the top options. It only talks about how to get around our individual failures and doubts that we all have. It's all about your choice and your control of your own life. You need to hear/read this very short book.

This is essential reading/listening in 2022 and beyond. You can save yourself a lot of time and money by starting here.

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  • 09-28-20

Great book

Great teaching on what manipulation is, how you have allowed this behaviour in your life and how to focus on changing your own response to this and inevitably taking that control back.

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  • 08-01-22

Inaccurate description of product.

The audiobook is a short description of only a couple of elements of the book, despite the full price tag. The entire audiobook only goes for a little over 1 hour and covers two chapters. I feel the description of the product is misleading.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-22

fabulous advise

loved it , highly recommend this book to all, worth the read, do it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-19

Very general, superficial and banal

Not a deep book at all, Solipsistic, Ayn Rand, Mother Teresa! What ! Very Narrow

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-17

Looking after ME

I cant wait to play it again and also for my husband to listen at same time

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  • Jana
  • 06-26-16

fantastic

Anyone struggling with negative thoughts or negative people or feeling stuck.. this book is a MUST

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  • 01-10-16

Cutting through the nonsense

There are some superb and thought provoking quotes and texts within.

I would have like to have heard more on responding in a fashion that can not be used against oneself - for example if people are making judgements on ones manners, not asking for permission can or has been used against me .