The Law of the Garbage Truck

  • by David J Pollay
  • Narrated by David J Pollay
  • 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Twenty years ago, while riding in the back of a New York City taxicab, syndicated columnist and business consultant David J. Pollay had an awakening - and he converted the lesson he learned that day into a life philosophy: By letting other people's garbage - their negativity - simply pass by, and not dumping garbage on others, you can become happier and more successful, both personally and professionally.
Since David published the Law in his newspaper column three years ago, more than 1,000 blogs have posted it, millions more have read it, and organizations worldwide have adopted it. And the numbers keep growing. Translated into nearly 50 languages, people from more than 100 countries have taken David's No Garbage Trucks! Pledge. All over the world people remember the focusing metaphor of the garbage truck for what can be achieved in life by not staking success and happiness on the behavior of others. Powerful and easily understood, The Law of the Garbage Truck will guide and inspire listeners everywhere, every day.
Now Pollay shows you how to apply his Law in this remarkable audiobook that can help you:

Avoid getting dumped on by rude, thoughtless, and angry people
Stop reliving the negative in your past, and fearing the future
Focus on what you can control, not the negative things you can’t
Reduce incivility wherever you find it, and stop bullies in their tracks
Improve your relationships by not dumping on your friends, parents, spouse, or coworkers
Find happiness again after dealing with illness, loss, and personal tragedy
Increase productivity, respect, and cooperation by creating a No Garbage Trucks! Zone in your business, school, and home
Gain the courage to enjoy every day, do what you love, and make a difference


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Easy to live by

Helps you to see yourself and others in a clear new way and provides the way to see situations and deal with them
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- Gary

Offensive to garbage truck drivers

Helping people to be less stressed out is a good idea. But there is nothing new here in terms of content, so the plus-value is from the garbage-truck analogy, which makes no sense at all. The story about his epiphany that the whole book is based on does not even involve a garbage truck. The garbage truck is used as a metaphor for badness in life. The garbage truck is referred to hundreds of times in the book as something that runs over people and dumps garbage on them. I don't know where this guy lives, but in my neighborhood the garbage truck takes garbage away and does not routinely run over people.
So if you think it will help you to hear "garbage truck" a thousand times for no particular reason, then this is the book for you. Otherwise, to get the same content without the incessant garbage truck nonsense one could read many authors from Dale Carnegie to Stephen Covey to Kabat-Zinn to Lao Tzu, or any of the many books on modern happiness research.
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- Andy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-05-2010
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC