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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (402 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Winget Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN: 9781440744969
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Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life is a Wall Street Journal number one best-seller that isn’t afraid to tell you it’s time to change. From motivational speaker Larry Winget, also known as The Pitbull of Personal Development® and The World’s Only Irritational Speaker®, comes a not-so-typical self help book. Winget’s hilarious and in-your-face observations about the sometimes ugly truth of life will make you kick yourself in the butt and encourage you to change your life for the better. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If you're ready to stop your whining, strap on your belt, and get to work, then this is the book for you. Larry wants to see you succeed, and he’s not afraid to rub some reality in your face to help you do it!” 

    Jim Bouchard, author of Think Like a Black Belt

  • “I love Larry’s dish on life: a healthy approach to setting you straight!” 

    Marzia Prince, professional fitness model

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christian | 2/15/2014

    " This book was OK. I only read it because it was a gift... didn't think it was very useful to me. Might be useful for some people. The recurring theme was, if you don't like your life, do something about it, don't just complain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dante | 2/14/2014

    " It made more impact to take out the contractions, but he probably did that on purpose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joredos | 2/10/2014

    " This book and that guy can save man from suicide.Definitely!Actually I listen to audio book version with the author`s voice and I believe that he is motivation speaker. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay Lefevers | 1/31/2014

    " Straight forward ... good stuff. One of my favorite authors! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 1/29/2014

    " Nothing earth-shattering here, but I enjoyed the book. Winget's message is simple--quit complaining about how bad your life is and get up and do something about it. I recommend the audiobook version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/27/2014

    " this guy is terrific. it is all about personal accountability and i changed my attitude after reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/21/2014

    " This book was very outside of the box however very useful. Some things in there I thought were mean, others I knew were true but I didnt want to acknowledge. This books helps you in getting over the hump of complainning and always feeling like you are the victim of your life (which you aren't). I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who complains and to anyone who is in for a good ride as well. Certain aspects of this book helped me right from the start. They stick in your mind and make you do stuff that usualy, you'd pass on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/16/2014

    " Nothing really all that reveltory in this book -- Just a lot of common sense, conveyed with a no-nonsense attitude that is refreshing as it is empowering. Definitely one of the most motivating life books I've read in recent memory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 1/14/2014

    " He is harsh, but what he basically is saying,is true. If you don't like your life- only you can change it! Don't whine, cry and complain. DO SOMETHING about it;-)LOL Some people are hard headed and need a kick! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/31/2013

    " Larry Winget is definitely a tell it to you like it is and doesn't sugar coat anything type of person...a good read with plenty of food for thought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 12/24/2013

    " Nothing original, all common sense. but I like his style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 11/26/2013

    " Not your usual motivational self-help book, that's for sure! I take a good deal of what he says with a grain of salt, but I enjoyed reading it and it made me snicker more than once. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 11/19/2013

    " A recommended read from a mangement blog I follow. Interesting, but nothing truly unique here. I appreciate the up front and in your face approach of the delivery, tho. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valorie Tintinger | 11/16/2013

    " Great book for anyone who wants to change their life, not just in business "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snow | 11/9/2013

    " reviewing for ICv2 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/9/2013

    " In a nut shell he covers all aspects of life. Straight and to the point. I really loved what he said about our loved ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shahabudin | 4/18/2013

    " don't you ever read this book unless you've got nothing else goin on in your life...but if you still reading it, you might find a growing hatred to yourself, maybe even a repulsive feeling that won't go away, but after that u become a better person...trust me :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimmy Ferneyhough | 12/24/2012

    " Awesome in your face book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark | 10/1/2012

    " Avoid this book. It starts out OK, if somewhat berating, and devolves into a personal rant by the author. In my opinoin this is not a self-help book! I actually bailed on the last chapter because I could not stand the tone of the book any longer. I only held on that long out of raw determination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 7/1/2012

    " My favorite quote from this book, "If your life sucks, it is because you suck." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marrije | 11/16/2011

    " Annoying, but mostly useful. Though I really really resent him telling people it is OK to write in books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Mercado | 9/14/2011

    " Made me laugh out loud several times. But really is a good kick in the pants ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phillip | 5/12/2011

    " Larry Winget "the Pitbull of Motivation" summarizes a lifetime of observations into a concise book. While I didn't agree with all on everything, he made me rethink many of my beliefs. This book could be summarized as you control your destiny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 5/6/2011

    " No new ideas - but reminders of what we already know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/25/2011

    " Made me laugh out loud several times. But really is a good kick in the pants ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 2/13/2011

    " It is your thoughts, words, and actions that will either move you closer to where you want to be or further away from where you want to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianbundesen | 1/22/2011

    " A self-help book unlike any other you will find. Reading this is like getting a bucket of cold water thrown in your face. A refreshing wake-up call. I can honestly say that this is the one book that caused me to look at and change my actions. A great book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 10/5/2010

    " A recommended read from a mangement blog I follow. Interesting, but nothing truly unique here. I appreciate the up front and in your face approach of the delivery, tho. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 6/30/2010

    " Good book. Upfront, in your face reality check. Larry breaks it down. Recommend read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valorie | 3/12/2010

    " Great book for anyone who wants to change their life, not just in business "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 1/27/2010

    " great waker-upper. Get real and get on with your life. No excuses kinda approach. Like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robtee | 10/25/2009

    " Laughed my ass off! Now I have gastric problems! :/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 8/17/2009

    " He is harsh, but what he basically is saying,is true. If you don't like your life- only you can change it! Don't whine, cry and complain. DO SOMETHING about it;-)LOL Some people are hard headed and need a kick!
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 3/8/2009

    " Larry Winget is definitely a tell it to you like it is and doesn't sugar coat anything type of person...a good read with plenty of food for thought. "

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About the Author
Author Larry Winget

Larry Winget is known as the “Pit Bull of Personal Development.” He is one of the most successful speaking professionals in the country today and the author of several bestselling books with in-your-face titles like Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life; It’s Called Work for a Reason; You’re Broke Because You Want to Be; People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It, and Your Kids Are Your Own Fault. He teaches universal principles that work for anyone, in any business, at any time, and does it through simple examples, understandable, easy-to-implement ideas.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.