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I'm not suffering from insanity-- I'm enjoying every minute of it!
Linamen, Karen Scalf, 1960-
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Grand Rapids, MI : F.H. Revell, [2002]

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173 pages ; 22 cm
Make a friend-- again -- Practice your passions -- Slay one dragon -- Move to a new state of mind -- Cinematherapy, anyone? -- Get a new boditude -- Embrace the here and now -- Go tubeless -- Redecorate a room for less than a hundred bucks -- Lose your "religion"... -- ... and embrace a relationship instead -- Take the hundred-smile challenge -- Break out of solitary confinement -- Forgive yourself.
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BV4527 .L548 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Sometimes life can feel crazy. With suggestions ranging from the side-splitting to the sublime, this work shows women who feel they're going crazy how to jumpstart stalled friendships, practice their passions, embrace God's unconditional love, and replace grudges with gratitude.

Author Notes

Karen Scalf Linamen is a frequent speaker, a regular contributor to Today's Christian Woman, and the author of several best-selling books. She is currently enjoying her insanity in Littleton, Colorado

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Women who have shared Linamen's hilarious life journeys in Just Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt and Sometimes I Wake Up Grumpy... and Sometimes I Let Him Sleep know her writing to be funny, forthright and unforgettable. Linamen continues in her usual comedic style with this offering of 14 ways to combat the insufferable circumstances of life by embracing a sort of "insanity" as a solution in and of itself. Linamen's life is comparable to a leisurely read of the Sunday comics, and she tells all. Guaranteed to produce more than a chuckle, her suggestions for coping with life include stealing furnishings from one room to redecorate another, purchasing matching panties and bras to help enhance "boditude," and selecting a horror film to help a stressed-out spouse relax. Granted, these ideas are presented with tongue planted firmly in cheek, and even Linamen admits her blunders as she speeds along life's highway. She also balances the laughter with serious entreaties to seek for God amidst every circumstance. The author's deep faith, and her conviction that the Bible is the source for all help and direction, comes across plainly, as do her nudgings for women to seek Christ first and foremost. Closing out each chapter is a compact list of practical (read: serious) problem-solving ideas that do work outside of Linamen's funny-farm world. This text is sure to gratify the expectations of the author's faithful readers with a generous dose of the comedic retreat from the stresses of life. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
1. Make a Friend...Againp. 15
2. Practice Your Passionsp. 25
3. Slay One Dragonp. 37
4. Move to a New State of Mindp. 49
5. Cinematherapy, Anyone?p. 59
6. Get a New Boditudep. 69
7. Embrace the Here and Nowp. 79
8. Go Tubelessp. 89
9. Redecorate a Room for Less than a Hundred Bucksp. 103
10. Lose Your "Religion"...p. 111
11. ...and Embrace a Relationship Insteadp. 121
12. Take the Hundred-Smile Challengep. 133
13. Break Out of Solitary Confinementp. 143
14. Forgive Yourselfp. 159