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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Law of The Garbage Truck~Book Review and Giveaway

 

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“The Law of the Garbage Truck” by David J. Pollay (book to be released October 5, 2010, you can pre-order it now at the following-amazon or Barnes & Noble or at your local bookstore)-

“Twenty years ago, while riding in the back of a New York City taxicab, David J. Pollay narrowly escaped a life-threatening car crash. The driver who almost caused the major accident started yelling at David’s taxi driver, who remarkably just smiled, waved and wished the other driver well before he and David drove away. David asked how the cabbie could remain so calm. His reply spawned the defining principle of The Law of the Garbage Truck and left author, David J. Pollay awestruck.

His driver said: “Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment…And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally…move on.””

I would be the first and definitely not the last to say I need this book more then anyone I know. I tend to let others “dump” on me and I very often am the “garbage truck” myself.

There are 8 commitments to “The Law of the Garbage Truck”. Each commitment has a chapter explaining what the commitment is.  My favorite part is the chapters following each explanation, where there are everyday scenarios of how to work through the problems that face us and how to recognize when you need to avoid your normal response to the garbage coming into your life. At the end of each chapter there is a “call to action”, where the author gives you a task to look into your life and make a positive change.

The common theme that I found in this book is- “smile, wave, wish them well, move on and let the garbage trucks PASS YOU BY”.

One of the eight commitments that I received the most out of
was~
1- “Do let your own Garbage Trucks pass you by.”
I always make the mistake of letting past mistakes and hurts haunt me and cause me to loose focus on my own happiness. This  book has helped me work through this and even though it’s only been a week of me applying these “laws” my attitude has been a lot happier. I still have a long way to go.

I think everyone in the world needs this book. If we all could follow “The Law of the Garbage Truck” we would all be a happier people. And with this book translated into over 50 different languages it is becoming possible for others to get into the act.

I Took the No Garbage Trucks Pledge 
After you are done reading this book, I encourage you to take the “No Garbage Truck Pledge”

You can find more about “The Law of the Garbage Truck” on these social media’s~ blog,amazon ,Barnes & Noble

Sterling Publishing is giving one lucky Songberries follower a copy of The Law of The Garbage Truck! To enter just tell me in a comment why this book sounds good to you, make sure you’re a follower!


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I want to thank Sterling Publishing for sponsoring this giveaway. This giveaway is open to US Residents only and will close November 16, 2010 at 12am.

~I received a product sample in order to write my review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed are mine.

76 comments:

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I could really use this book. I stopped talking to a few people, because all they did was dump on me. I am a gfc follower.
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I would love to read this book and share it with my mom. We both take things personally and we need to remember to "smile and allow things to pass you by"! emilyfette@gmail.com

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This book sounds awesome. I could really use this because I, too, tend to focus on past hurts and disappointments and let it interfere with my current happiness. I'm just not good at brushing things off :( sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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