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It\'s Hard Not to Hate You

It's Hard Not to Hate You

(2011)
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From the author of THIN IS THE NEW HAPPY comes a hilarious new memoir about embracing your Inner Hater. In the midst of a health and career crisis, Valerie uncorks years of pent up rage, and discovers you don't have to be happy to be happy. You don't have to love everyone else to like yourself. And that your Bitchy Twin might just be your funniest, most valuable and honest ally.

"The hate in you has got to come out."

After being advised to reduce stress by her doctor, humorist Valerie Frankel realized the biggest source of pressure in her life was maintaining an unflappable easing-going persona. After years of glossing over the negative, Frankel goes on a mission of emotional honesty, vowing to let herself feel and express all the toxic emotions she'd long suppressed or denied: jealousy, rage, greed, envy, impatience, regret.

Frankel reveals her personal History of Hate, from mean girls in junior high, selfish boyfriends in her twenties and old professional rivals. Hate stomps through her current life, too, with snobby neighbors, rude cell phone talkers, scary doctors and helicopter moms. Regarding her husband, she asks, "How Do I Hate You? Let Me Count the Ways." (FYI: There are three.) By the end of her authentic emotional experience, Frankel concludes that toxic emotions are actually good for you. The positive thinkers, aka, The Secret crowd, have it backwards. Trying to ward off negativity was what'd been causing Frankel's career stagnation, as well as her health and personal problems. With the guidance of celebrity friends like Joan Rivers and psychic Mary T. Browne, Frankel now uses anger, jealousy and impatience as tools to be a better, balanced and deeper person. IT'S HARD NOT TO HATE YOU sends the message that there are no wrong emotions, only wrong ways of dealing with them.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: It's Hard Not to Hate You: A Memoir
Author(s): Valerie Frankel
ISBN: 0-312-60978-7 / 978-0-312-60978-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: It's Hard Not to Hate You: A Memoir
Author(s): Valerie Frankel
ISBN: 1-250-01388-7 / 978-1-250-01388-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: It's Hard Not to Hate You
Author(s): Valerie Frankel
ISBN: 1-5226-7582-5 / 978-1-5226-7582-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

December 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: It's Hard Not to Hate You
Author(s): Valerie Frankel
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

December 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: It's Hard Not to Hate You
Author(s): Valerie Frankel
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: It's Hard Not to Hate You: A Memoir
Author(s): Valerie Frankel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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