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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (30,124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Carlson Narrator: Richard Carlson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2005 ISBN: 9780743561297
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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff tells you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy. Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly hurried, stress-filled life.

Learn how to put things into perspective by making small daily changes, including advice like “Choose your battles wisely”; “Remind yourself that when you die, your ‘in’ box won’t be empty”; and “Make peace with imperfection.” With Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… you’ll also learn how to:

• Live in the present moment
• Let others have the glory sometimes
• Lower your tolerance to stress
• Trust your intuitions
• Live each day as if it might be your last

With gentle, supportive suggestions, Dr. Carlson reveals ways to make your actions more peaceful and caring, while making your life more calm and stress-free.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Learning to live in the present, increasing stress tolerance, living each day as if it might be the last, and accepting imperfections consistently are a few of the lessons taught by Dr. Richard Carlson.” 

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  • “Carlson urges small daily changes and uses examples of improvement from his own life to show how the advice works, making the book ideally suited to the audio format.” 

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/2/2014

    " Love love love this series of books. This one and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for women are fav's. I like that the book is small enough to carry around in my purse for review. Easy to read with great reminders about living in the moment and not emotionally overreacting to the little stuff, as so many of us do. So many words of wisdom in this book, some I bookmarked to reread in times of need. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Curtis | 1/10/2014

    " This book gives bad advice, is poorly written, and doesn't measure up to the experiences found in similar books. Sorry but I just never got the wisdom in 'keeping little things from taking over my life'. I thought 'little things' were what defined the meaningful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saralyn | 1/10/2014

    " Also good advice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 1/8/2014

    " Impressive and creative, Richard Carlson is brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/31/2013

    " Interesting ideas and suggestions in this collection of one hundred 1-2 page essays, primarily about changing your attitudes towards the stresses of day to day life. My favorites: Consider the glass already broken (since this is inevitable) and take time for thoughtful thank yous every day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 12/20/2013

    " I am VERY guilty of "Sweating the Small Stuff." I've been trying some of the techniques listed and it is definitely helping. As he says in the book, though, this is a process. Don't expect to be peaceful and loving right away. I have a feeling this book will be read many times over. :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 8/26/2013

    " I tried I really did but things just started getting repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Areej | 7/27/2013

    " change my life ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 VENKATRAMAN C K | 7/15/2013

    " This is a very good book to read to de-stress your mind. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 7/7/2013

    " I was not a fan. Normally, I love inspirational books but this was just so cheesy and cliche. Bleh! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessenia | 6/8/2013

    " i love this book. i learn not to take things so serius "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy Smith | 5/19/2013

    " Great insights by a man who died at the young age of 40. 100 ideas (short passages) that will make you rethink what really matters, or what doesn't. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sergey | 4/24/2013

    " Basic common-sense tips with anecdotal evidence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 8/10/2012

    " Ok, so I don't agree with every single one of Carlson's suggestions. But this quick read is a useful manual on "how not to freak out all the time". I find the ideas here helpful and actionable. A valuable pocket guide in the hectic life of an MBA student. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 11/28/2011

    " This book is really good at giving direction on minimizing stress and realizing that everything is not an emergency or a crisis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 11/5/2011

    " This book is a gold mine of practical and helpful suggestions on getting along in this world with a more peaceful attitude and joy. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcelo | 10/4/2011

    " Small and wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damon C | 2/6/2010

    " Bingo! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rasha Kurdi | 11/5/2009

    " I liked this sbook and tried to follow up all of its tips. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John David | 6/9/2009

    " Good Book - a Good Destresser - Lighten up your day - should be read on a tough day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bebe Burnside | 1/21/2008

    " This is one of the best books I have read. To the point, easy to understand, and there is truly something for everyone. I will be referring to this books for quite some time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 12/18/2007

    " This was a really well written book with a lot of good ideas. I liked the way the author separated the ideas into small chapters for easy reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil Mudde | 5/17/2007

    " Makes a lot of sense, easy reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malissa Hillis | 11/1/2006

    " A good book that can be read over and over again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 8/2/2006

    " Very helpful and made you think about what is really important. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 10/14/2005

    " There was nothing earth-shattering here. It's all really common sense, for those who have it. But it's good to be reminded of these kinds of things, often. I like that there are short chapters that you can read quickly. This is one I'll be looking over again in the future. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Carlson

Richard Carlson (1961–2006) was considered to be one of the foremost experts on happiness and stress reduction in the United States and around the world. He is the author of thirty popular books, including the bestseller Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff; it was a #1 New York Times bestseller and USA Today’s #1 bestselling book for two consecutive years. A popular radio and television personality, Carlson appeared on Oprah, the Today show, Good Morning America, Hardball with Chris Mathews, and many others. His Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff television special on PBS was viewed by millions, and he was also the host of a series titled Don’t Sweat the Future, a Discovery Health Network special.