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Originally published in 1936, this is of the very greatest self-help books ever written, with more than two millions copies sold. Still, it's not your typical, easy "believe in yourself and/or pretend to agree with everybody, and the success will surely be yours" sort of a book. If you "hate self-help books" then this one is just for you! 

There's lots about creativity here, and about work requiring creativity. The author was a creative person herself - a successful writer of fiction, who also wrote two non-fiction books that have won a well-deserved place among the greatest books of their kinds. One is the present one, the other Becoming a Writer - still most likely the best advice for all actual and aspiring creative writers - both on psychology and on practical aspects of their work. 

Wake Up and Live! is a practical handbook for every man and woman who wants to find success and happiness in life. Simply written and easy to listen to, it shows you how to overcome the obstacles that are holding you down. It will prove to you that the use, not the quantity, of your brains is what counts most toward successful living. Wake Up and Live! has opened the eyes of thousands of readers to a whole new idea of living. Here is an audiobook that can revolutionize your entire existence and put success within reach by teaching you to concentrate on the things that really matter.

©1936 Dorothea Brande (P)2018 Nightingale-Conant

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Padded?

I tried looking up phrases (Ch 5. Right the Direction onwards) from this Audiobook such as the “Mirror Technique” in the Kindle Editions of Wake Up and Live.

They’re not there, even in some unabridged versions of Dorothea Brande’s Book. It’s also not in unabridged versions of audiobooks such as Charles Conrad’s version of Wake Up and Live.

Can Nightingale Conant verify if this is indeed in the classic text? Or at least inform us if they made additions to the text that weren’t in the original?

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Stupendous, Sensible, and Simple

Do yourself a favour and read this. Forget about the YouTube reviews and esoteric BS. Dorothea Brande delivers a nose-bleeding wake-up call in this book. Written 83 years ago and as relevant today as it is was then.

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Listen if you think lack common sense.

Wow. Common sense. Narrator boring for a motivational book. Hard to listen to. Not recommeding

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not for me

a lot of the subject matter was good and all but in my opinion most of it was kind of elementary. although it wasn't bad I don't believe it was actually good either.

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  • 01-11-20

narrative drags

I find the voice drags and I got easily disconnected . I really didn't enjoy listening and I stopped mid way