Wake-up calls

by Lunden, Joan.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction BJ1581.2.L86 2001x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  BJ1581.2.L86 2001x
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 158.1 LUN
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  158.1 LUN
In the two decades since she first appeared on Good Morning America and instantly captured our hearts with her infectious good humor and early-morning enthusiasm, Joan Lunden has become a rare and genuine American treasure.

In the face of countless challenges--each compounded by the relentless spotlight of celebrity--Joan has never sacrificed her upbeat outlook and always refused to abandon her dreams and goals. And now, after a pair of beloved New York Times bestselling life-guides, Joan offers her most revealing, empowering, and inspired book yet as she shares with readers the various and often surprising sources from which she draws her remarkable strength.

Full of photographs and priceless, refreshingly straightforward advice, Wake-Up Calls reveals a "behind-the-scenes" Joan--candid, content, and clear-eyed--as she doles out the sage guidance that has kept her thriving throughout her long tenure in the public eye. Through a spirited mix of beautifully written ruminations on some of her most personal experiences, poems, and hundreds of priceless quotes from notable figures in all walks of life, Joan Lunden demonstrates the matchless value of a positive, "you-can-do-it" attitude as she shows us: how to unravel the mind-sets that might be keeping us trapped in the past; how to declare and redefine our notions of what it means to be fulfilled and contented; how to connect to all of the motivational resources that we have at our fingertips but may not see;

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For those in need of a self-help book full of aphorisms by a former talk-show host, this is for you. As her fans will know, Lunden, formerly cohost of Good Morning America, has been down this road before; her first foray into the self-help field, A Bend in the Road Is Not the End of the Road (1998), covers similar territory. Why Lunden, happily married for the second time, the mother of three lovely daughters, and, as she proudly proclaims, the president of the Women's Supermarket Network (which will allow her to talk to shoppers from giant screens above the aisles) feels she can champion those battling adversity is not quite clear. Over the years, however, she has filled notebooks (apparently tons of them) with such sayings as "Never build a case against yourself" or "There is little traffic on the extra mile"; these nuggets are scattered profusely throughout the book along with pearls of wisdom from inspirational motivators such as Tony Robbins and Zig Ziglar. Lunden seems to save family photos as conscientiously as she does sappy quotations, and she fills up her book with a healthy selection of them. The pictures are innocuous enough, but Lunden's writing is utterly banal. (The other contributors, Robbins, et al., do this kind of thing far better than Lunden does.) Still, Lunden retains a following from her television days, and she is certain to be making the talk-show circuit when this book hits the stores. Be prepared for the inevitable. ^-Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Conduct of life.
Motivation (Psychology) -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Success -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Publisher New York :McGraw-Hill,2001
Language English
Description viii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [226]-229).
ISBN 007136126X (alk. paper) :
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