Summary

Based on their workshops and counseling experience, psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and at times humorous look at a problem that affects everyone: students and scientists, secretaries and executives, homemakers and salespeople. Procrastination identifies the reasons we put off tasks - fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment - and their roots in our childhood and adult experiences.
The authors offer a practical, tested program to overcome procrastination by achieving set goals, managing time, enlisting support, and handling stress. Burka and Yuen even provide tips on living and working with the procrastinators you may know.
Wise, effective, and easy to use, this new edition shows why for 25 years Procrastination has been an immediate must-have for anyone who puts things off until tomorrow.
©1983, 2008 Jane B. Burka (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By M. C. Wilcock on 23-09-15

Not as advertised

The subtitle of the book 'what to do about procrastination' suggests that it will help combat procrastination - well it doesn't in my view. To start with the narrator has a very boring monotonous voice and then spends the first 2/3 of the book explaining the theories around the subject that just goes on and on and on ..... Without any real insight or interest. The section where I hoped to gain some useful tips into dealing with procrastination did not fare any better. It goes off in tangents - eg there is the best part of an hour discussing the loneliness of first generation immigrants in the US and how this affects procrastination - not a solution for me. Kept on listening in the hope of some wisdom but sorry, just completely wasted my time. Would have wasted less time procrastinating - how ironic.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Coffee4Life on 30-07-16

Patronising nonsense!!!

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

A 12 year old child maybe.

Any additional comments?

Awful. Awful awful awful. Somehow I managed to get thru listening to all of this (despite falling asleep on several occasions) - nonsense. Patronising nonsense. I got practically nothing of any real value from this. The only thing I did get is the sudden motivation to write my own book, because if people make a living writing nonsense like this, then I need to try this ;)

Sorry, I don't mean to be rude, but this was a total waste of money!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Lo on 13-04-12

Not as an audio book.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Different reader.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The content is helpful.

Any additional comments?

As a kindle book, fine. As an audio book, not so much. I bought the audio version so I could listen while riding the subway. The narrator's voice is grating. (Really? You couldn't get anyone better?) Also, you soon realize how often the word procrastinator is used in this book...and that's grating, too. "Be firm with the procrastinator." "If the procrastinator delays on something..." "Procrastinator. The procrastinator! I realize it's a book about procrastination, but... It's like listening to the song Roxanne. If I took a drink every time she said procrastinator.... And the way she says it and the way it's used... procrastinator starts sounding like...an evil, nasty person. Procrastinator! I had to shut it off.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Coffee4Life on 05-08-16

Waste of my money, pretty annoyed!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Ugh i don't know, but this was not for me.

What was most disappointing about Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen ’s story?

Very cliched. All stuff i had heard before many many times, but made longer...which made it more boring!

Any additional comments?

How ironic that a book about trying to cure procrastination - made me procrastinate! Trying to get thru this book was a huge chore but as i had spent so much on it i was determined to try. It was awful. I picked up a few small things but mostly this was nonsense and boring nonsense at that.

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17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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