Book Giveaway: Surviving a Shark Attack (on Land): Overcoming Betrayal and Dealing with Revenge by Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Update: Congrats to Kathy B. – winner of the book. It went in the mail yesterday. Thanks to all who entered!

Time for another giveaway! This time from our friends at Harper Collins!

Surviving a Shark Attack (on Land): Overcoming Betrayal and Dealing with Revenge by Dr. Laura Schlessinger deals with how to deal with feelings of betrayal. We’ve all been betrayed at one time or another – by family, friends, work, or even by ourselves. It’s a part of the human condition. But if you don’t deal with it, it tends to fester like any deep wound, making things worse as it eats away at you.

Unfortunately, because of my limited shipping budget, I can only offer this to United States residents… But all you have to do is leave a comment below and I’ll contact the winner via e-mail on February 4, 2011.

Good luck!

Here are some details from the press release:

Born out of her own highly public encounter with betrayal and its emotional aftermath, Surviving a Shark Attack (on Land): Overcoming Betrayal and Dealing with Revenge from Harper is one of Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s most personal books. As Dr. Laura’s legion of fans know and appreciate, the radio host, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, and perennial New York Times bestselling author never skirts controversy, and here she offers an incisive and unsurprisingly plain-speaking look at the hot-button topic of how to deal with the traitorous, backstabbing “sharks” we confront in our personal and professional lives.

“Every single human being on the face of the earth has been betrayed, backstabbing, undermined, screwed over, or had their reputation attacked at least once in their lives,” Dr. Laura writes. “It’s a horrible experience, leaving you stunned, scared, sad, and very, very angry.” When subject to a stealth land shark attack, the first reaction is shock and disbelief. When attempts to shut down the betrayal fail, the typical next response is to strike back. Often, that action only makes things worse. So, what is the source of betrayal and how do you survive it? How do you keep other peoples destructiveness from destroying you?

Drawing on her personal experiences, as well as those of myriad listeners and readers, Dr. Laura examines the nature of betrayal, and the healthy and unhealthy ways to deal with it…

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  1. I have been going through denial over the hurt from loved ones… “Forgive and forget”-“Forgive your brother 70×7″….but the things people do, without a conscious, sometimes hurts me to the core. I don’t want revenge and you can’t expect to receive an “I’m sorry” from people whose brains are stuck on self-centered (and other dark places)… So you throw them back to an Almighty God for Him to take care of it…But, it sure would rewarding to see them get a taste of their own medicine in a timely manner… Then again, my timing doesn’t ever match up with Gods timing…nor would I like to be on their end when it does go full circle.
    I no longer want to participate or stew in the aftermath of someone else’s ugly actions anymore-Nor do I believe revenge is the answer… So please send me this book so I can pass on some wisdom to those who think revenge is sweet and who don’t quite grasp that revenge can have very-VERY- very sour repercussions…

  2. I saw Laura on Fox today. I am a 43 yr old pastor with fibromyalgia. I was raised by a bi-polar mother who was very controlling and emotionally abusive. I have always tried to not hurt other people’s feelings, and internalized a lot of pain, anger, and subsequently developed FMS. I am on my way back, but all the betrayals from cruel people in the church, family, etc. is very difficult to overcome. I would love to read this book, and rec. to others.

  3. I have been dealing with hurt, betrayal and being used for 11 years by a man who ended up being a non-committal man. Not only do I feel angry that I wasted 11 years of my prime-time years with him, I discovered along the way (after he bought me a ring to appease me) that he was indeed a narcissist. I wish I’d read about this personality type much earlier, however, due to my own co-dependency issues, I overlooked them. Now that I have moved into my old rental property…which happens to be 5 houses down from his, (I lived with him for 9 years), he has moved a new woman in 3 mos. after he moved me out a year ago Nov. It is “in my face daily” and I wish I could move off this street. I was in depression for months, and now have moved into an anger stage and often think about “how I can get back at him” for hurting me, talking bad about me, rejecting me and humiliating me. Although I pray to God each day to heal my heart and help me move forward, as I KNOW revenge is not the answer, I heard about this book and thought it would do me good to read it. I sure would love to be the winner…my heart and head would love it more!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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