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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Your Book Title Changed my Life


I just wanted you to know that even though I've never read your book, it changed my life.  In 2002  I noticed a coworker reading your book "Depression is a Choice"  and that was the day my life changed forever.

With your four words as my motto, I was able to transform a lifetime of self loathing and negativity and give myself permission to be happy.  It was all up to me...

Thank You,

Dear L.

Thank you for your letter. For many years I have regretted my publisher's choice of title because so many people told me they felt "insulted" by it. As far as sales ere concerned it was not the title, therefore, that people felt comfortable recommending to a friend for fear of offending them. Because of you letter, well, maybe the title was perfect after all.

If you ever have any specific questions, I will be glad to answer them. A. B. Curtiss


Blueyedane said...

It's the perfect title. I will read it in front of others. I don't care if it insults. Truth is hard to take but,if you don't listen to it you might as well buy a one trip ticket to being stuck in the primal mind.

Robin said...

The name of your book has confirmed a suspicion I've always had about my own. Before, when I was younger, depression was not entirely a choice; it was a defensive reaction. At the time, the negativity came at me from my own parent (I will not say which here) and they refused to let it end until I started sobbing. Loudly. I believe as I got older it started becoming something I chose to do, because I thought there was no option (for ex. I could always let the same parent know that it was just not the time for them to be spewing negativity at me). These days I've learned to let people know when to leave me alone, as opposed to only crying about it (never learned how to stop the tears from flowing! Any suggestions?). After having worked out most causes of my depression, it now hits the hardest whenever I feel like I've failed to meet a milestone in life, like possibly getting fired, or passing a professional exam. How can I mitigate that and move on with life faster so I can work toward finding another job or finally passing that professional exam?