Frederick, MD March 5, 2009 -- PublishAmerica is
proud to present Reality Repair Rx: Knowing
What's Up & What's Not by William S. Cottringer of North Bend, Washington.
William S. Cottringer has been on an intriguing
life adventure for sixty-five years, climbing the
educational ladder from AA to PhD in psychology,
working in seven different careers in eleven
states and three foreign countries and having
more than his share of relationships. He has
traveled a rocky road, but his lessons and experiences have been priceless.
This book is an easy-read graduation manual for
students in the School of Hard Knocks. It
contains a collection of clever, inspiring,
free-verse poems and relevant photographs that
quickly summarize the most important seven lessons in life.
These seven valuable "how to" life lessons are:
. Growing gracefully and naturally.
. Seeing reality clearly.
. Being successful and peaceful.
. Learning to love unconditionally.
. Gaining & applying useful wisdom.
. Using time smartly to get results.
. Solving problems easily & effectively.
The humor and humility in these short poems will
surely tickle your spirit. Use this graduation
manual to save yourself from some costly mistakes
and benefit from the only legitimate shortcuts there are in life.
The author has written several best-selling books
including: You Can Have Your Cheese & Eat It Too,
The Bow-Wow Secrets, Do What Matters Most, "P"
Point Management, and Reality Repair Rx.
This is a book of free verse poetry that addresses the seven main tests in life and offers some sensible solutions to passing those tests with minimal discomfort.
PublishAmerica Presents Reality Repair Rx by William S. Cottringer
For years I have been writing articles and books on general self-development topics such as happiness, motivation, personal growth, success, self-actualization and such. But, it always seems that I like to write too many words, long over-complicated sentences, and rambling paragraphs, and would even lose my own place in editing the pages of words. My head is always full of ideas that I donít always know how to express, but trying seems to be far better than not.
My real mission in life has been to wrap my arms around the mounting chaos, overload and speed of change that is burying us all, and manage to simplify it into something that says what needs to be heard with as few words as possible. I have found that the more words I use to eliminate confusion, the more confusion I create. I have also found that the more I know, the less I have to say.
So in this spirit, I offer this little book of poems which represents my experiences and ideas on the seven most important lessons in life, summarized. Here is a simple poem that can serve as a quick and painless introduction to what I am trying to do here:
What We Do in Life
Find our purpose for being,
Growing past our pretending,
Becoming who we want to be;
Fixing realities we donít like,
Creating better ones we want;
Learning lessons from failures,
Increasing our success column;
With lots of love and wisdom,
And very good use of our time,
Trying to solve lifeís problems.
For ourselves and others.