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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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By Coffee4Life on 08-05-16

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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By Lo on 04-13-12

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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41 of 47 people found this review helpful

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By M. C. Wilcock on 09-23-15

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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By MR on 01-20-16

Good info - Terrible Narrator

Would you try another book written by Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen or narrated by Sandra Burr?

I've had to google the narrator to make sure she is a real person. She sounds like an automated answer machine. Even though the internet tells me Ms Burr is a human being, I still have doubts. I would never get anything narrated by her again. It's very distracting.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen again?

Yes. The information is in depth and helpful.

What three words best describe Sandra Burr’s voice?

Artificial. Insincere. Synthetic.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No.

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18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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By Andrew M on 07-28-15

Excellent information on a serious topic

Great insight and detailed observations and suggestions. A genuinly scientific discussion, presented for regular people. Recommended

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By Kirk on 02-18-16

At last a factual based book offering real help

If you could sum up Procrastination in three words, what would they be?

Orovoking, Life changing

Any additional comments?

I loved this book!! For years I've struggled to understand my family and been racked by guilt over my own tendencies. Having grown up with it you realise something is wrong but not sure how to approach it or even to understand it from an emotional point of view. Instead of getting ridiculously over hyped time management 1 hour summaries/takeaways, you'll get an honest book which sheds light onto the issue and provides you with real strategies and processes to assist in overcoming this. This is now my bible for dealing with this issue.

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