How to Be Heard and Get What You Want Most of the Time

Review by Teaching Fellow for the American Association of Physician Leaders (formerly ACPE)

“I just want you to know that I read every word of Turn Your Face. I could have kept on reading but ran out of pages.

I admire the depth of your honesty in your personal stories and true confessions. It takes a huge amount of courage and self-respect to open up yourself, your strengths and your foibles, as much as you do in this book.

Much of the book you have already taught me over the years, and for that, I thank you. Other Ideas were new to me and continue to be thought provoking.

Book Review of Turn Your Face: How to Be Heard and Get What You Want Most of the Time by author, Barbara Linney by Debra Moffitt-Lesli in the Writer's Secret Garden Newsletter July 2010

"Whatever gives you joy, find a way to do it," writes Barbara Linney, author of Turn Your Face. This no-nonsense book is packed with good references and straight forward advice on how to live a good life. It touches on ways to communicate, set goals, tap creativity and be productive - and in short how to live a life that results in a deeper spiritual connection and more joy.

The title came straight from her daughter's mouth when, as a two year old, she tugged at Barbara's skirts and insisted she listen. "Mommy, turn your face," she said. Her daughter knew that if mom didn't stop and look at her she was not being heard in the way she wanted. Barbara writes, "Her request was the beginning of teaching me what I need to know."
Co-worker at the the American Association of Physician Leaders (formerly American College of Physician Executives)

“I have finished your book, and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was something in each chapter that was extremely helpful to me. I used your “listen when you care” advice today, and it was so helpful. I also loved “control what you think “. This weekend, I had an issue where I would have typically gone into “worry-mode”, but made myself control my thoughts, and wouldn’t you know it, by the end of the weekend, all was resolved without my worrying. I also loved the “say what you mean” chapter. My husband read this chapter too, and we both realized we probably tease our son, without meaning to hurt him, but we probably do in his teenage mind. “

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