Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Joy of Not Working Steers Another Workaholic in the Right Direction

I recently received this e-mail from Tom S. (last name not given due to nature of e-mail) in California.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Tom S.
    To: vip-books (at)
    Subject: Re:
    The Joy of Not Working

    Hello Ernie,

    I just picked up your book
    The Joy of Not Working this weekend. The
    title sort of grabbed me. I have been out of work since April and
    (so far) have found very little joy in it. Then I came to page 50
    and fig 4.2 with the two boxes of before and after for a workaholic.
    It was me. My marriage had been bad for years and finally ended
    earlier this year. In effect I had already crossed off one item in
    my box a long time ago. Then my employer decided to help me cross
    off the other one. No wonder I felt lost, desperate, alone, and with
    no idea where to turn. The only two things that mattered to me were
    gone. From that I went through one compulsion after another. First
    women (the serial dater), exercise, you name it. None made me happy.
    Now I realize it’s not about finding a passion, it’s about finding
    all of them. I am going to get to work right now filling up my box.

    Thanks for steering me in the right direction. I’ll take it from

    Sonoma, CA

There are many more reasons to read The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked. For the record, this international bestselling book has now sold over 225,000 copies and has been published in 17 languages - soon 18 (Bulgarian this time).

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