Book Review and Giveaway: The Pocket Therapist by Therese J. Borchard (Ends 5/2) CLOSED

Saturday, April 17, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Whenever Therese Borchard was weathering a personal storm, and help was nowhere to be found, her one guiding light was the question, "What would a therapist say?" The result was a sort of therapy scrapbook for rough days--a quick reference for anyone who needs a dose of encouragement, support and tried and true ways to cope.

The Pocket Therapist is a compact and accessible guide filled with techniques and advice to help combat everything from addictive behavior to negative thinking.

My Review
The Pocket Therapist is a tiny book that I read in a couple of hours. Then again, you could read each of the 144 mini chapters one at a time, and reflect on them for days. Therese J. Borchard has the benefit of hundreds of hours of therapy with professionals, she's read the books, walked the walk - all things I have not done. She masterfully combines what she learned in therapy with everyday wisdom and remarkable quotes by others. And while The Pocket Therapist is no substitute for professional help should you need it - nor was it intended to be one - the book provides a crash-course perspective on emotional survival. Therese has included all techniques and tricks she uses between her therapy sessions to build her sanity file. Now you can use it to make your own "emotional survival kit".

The Giveaway
Hachette Book Group is generously giving away to my readers three (3) copies of The Pocket Therapist!

To enter, leave a comment about a good book you've read lately.

You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win 1 of 3 copies of  The Pocket Therapist by Therese J. Borchard! #books #Giveaway ends 5/2 @aitmama #win http://tinyurl.com/y4azt4t" – you may do this once a day;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is May 2, 2010, 11:59pm EST. Three winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. and Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information, review copy and image courtesy of the publisher. No compensation was provided for this post.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours.

89 comments:

  1. orionsmom said...

    I just love anything by Barbara Kingsolver, just read The Poisonwood Bible, it was great. Thanks!
    cyndicarroll@hotmail.com

  2. 409cope said...

    I follow through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  3. 409cope said...

    I am an email subscriber.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. 409cope said...

    I read the book The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. 409cope said...

    I entered the Dark Deceptions giveaway.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. 409cope said...

    I entered the What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life giveaway.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. 409cope said...

    I entered the A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi giveaway.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. 409cope said...

    I entered the Presumed Innocent giveaway.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. Simply Stacie said...

    Follower.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  10. Simply Stacie said...

    I just read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  11. Anonymous said...

    I just read Horns by Joe Hill. It was really good.
    debp
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  12. Tore said...

    The best book I read lately is Twilight series. Please enter me in contest. Thank you. Tore923@aol.com

  13. Tannie's Chatter said...

    I'm in the middle of 'Get Naked Financially' and it seems like a good book right now! :)

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  14. Tannie's Chatter said...

    I grabbed your button http://www.tannieschatter.blogspot.com/

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  15. Tannie's Chatter said...

    I am a fan on Facebook Tannie's Chatter

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  16. Tannie's Chatter said...

    I follow via Google Friend Connect (tanandjosh)

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  17. Tannie's Chatter said...

    I subscribe through e-mail

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  18. Tannie's Chatter said...

    I follow you - @tannieschatter

    I Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/12382038910

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  19. Darcie K. said...

    I recently read The Girl Who Played With Fire and it was awesome!
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  20. Darcie K. said...

    I am a facebook friend
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  21. Darcie K. said...

    I follow via Google Friend Connect
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  22. Darcie K. said...

    I subscribe via email!!!
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  23. Darcie K. said...

    I entered the Nourish Your Inner Goddess giveaway
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  24. Darcie K. said...

    I entered the EvoraKids giveaway
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  25. Darcie K. said...

    I entered the Je Ne Sais Quoi giveaway
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  26. Latoshia said...

    I entered the Nourish your Inner Goddess giveaway. hpb157@yahoo.com

  27. Marci J said...

    I'm re-reading EAT, PRAY, LOVE
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

  28. Latoshia said...

    I just read Inkheart. hpb157@yahoo.com

  29. Latoshia said...

    I entered the A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi giveaway. hpb157@yahoo.com

  30. Ashley said...

    I just read Red-headed Stepchild and it was really good.

    hewella1@gmail.com

  31. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/12497490451

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  32. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/12580360310

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  33. couponmom said...

    A great book I am almost finished reading is Hot Zone by Richard Preston

    formycontests@gmail.com

  34. couponmom said...

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted
    formycontests@gmail.com

  35. couponmom said...

    I subscribe via email
    formycontests@gmail.com

  36. couponmom said...

    I follow you on GFC as couponmom

    formycontests@gmail.com

  37. couponmom said...

    I follow you on Networked Blogs
    formycontests@gmail.com

  38. couponmom said...

    I am your friend on facebook as Kim Coady

    formycontests@gmail.com

  39. couponmom said...

    I entered the Organic Coconut Flour giveaway
    formycontests@gmail.com

  40. couponmom said...

    I entered the Presumed Innocent giveaway
    formycontests@gmail.com

  41. couponmom said...

    I entered the What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life giveaway
    formycontests@gmail.com

  42. couponmom said...

    I entered A Certain Je ne sais quois giveaway
    formycontests@gmail.com

  43. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/12619552571

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  44. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/12683394204

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  45. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/12745039174

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  46. Steve Capell said...

    I recently read The Girl Who Played with Fire. I found the overall book to be a wonderful read and like how the author delved into the dynasty of a rich but dysfunctional family. The late author Stieg Larsson sets the book in his country of Sweden.

    steven.capell at gmail dot com

  47. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/12830433367

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  48. 409cope said...

    I entered the Glengarry Gardens giveaway.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  49. amweeks said...

    I recently enjoyed reading Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris!

  50. amweeks said...

    I follow on twitter & tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/12854602096

  51. amweeks said...

    I subscribe via email at annmarieweeks at verizon dot net!

  52. amweeks said...

    I also entered your Je Ne Said Quoi giveaway!

  53. amweeks said...

    I also entered your Nourish your Inner Goddess giveaway!

  54. amweeks said...

    I follow thru Networked Blogs! (amweeks)

  55. amweeks said...

    I follow on friend connect! (amweeks)

  56. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/12888361799

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  57. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/12926525233

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  58. EmmettFerret said...

    Ok, I totally need this because my husband is crazy! I just finished Walking on Eggshells. (cause he's crazy)

    lbaran. pcs @gmail.com

  59. buddyCO said...

    I am reading the Harry Potter series right now...on Book 5...fun stuff!

  60. buddyCO said...

    Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/buddyCO/status/12979616618

  61. buddyCO said...

    Entered for episencial skin care giveaway

  62. buddyCO said...

    Added you as a friend on facebook

  63. buddyCO said...

    Follow you on GFC

  64. buddyCO said...

    Entered for Body Butter and Lip Balm Giveaway

  65. buddyCO said...

    Entered for This One is Mine book

  66. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/12987287208

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  67. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/13050761068

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  68. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/13111174775

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  69. Team JC said...

    I am following you via GFC!
    schaefer7382 (at) aol (dot) com

  70. Team JC said...

    I am reading Keeping Faith-Jodi Picoult. Thanks so much!
    schaefer7382 (at) aol (dot) com

  71. Karin said...

    Am almost done with The Paper Bag Christmas..... it's good, but sad.

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

  72. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/13171876886

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  73. nat said...

    I have been enjoying the books of Kristen Hannah quite a bit lately. Just read her latest and really enjoyed the way she develops and entangles the characters.

  74. orionsmom said...

    I entered the evora kids givaway.
    cyndicarroll@hotmail.com

  75. orionsmom said...

    I entered the episensical giveaway.
    cyndicarroll@hotmail.com

  76. orionsmom said...

    I entered the tiny prints giveaway.
    cyndicarroll@hotmail.com

  77. orionsmom said...

    I have your button on my media page.
    cyndicarroll@hotmail.com

  78. orionsmom said...

    I entered the drops giveaway.
    cyndicarroll@hotmail.com

  79. tina reynolds said...

    i subscribe

  80. tina reynolds said...

    i follow your blog

  81. tina reynolds said...

    step on a crack by james patterson

  82. Nancy said...

    I am currently reading The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  83. Nancy said...

    I entered the Dropps giveaway.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  84. Nancy said...

    I entered the Kroger giveaway.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  85. Nancy said...

    I follow via Google Friend: allibrary.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  86. Nancy said...

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  87. Nancy said...

    I entered the Biokleen giveaway.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  88. MarionG said...

    I'm a follower on GFC as MarionG.
    polo-puppy-fluffy[at]hotmail[dot]com

  89. MarionG said...

    I just read John Grishom's A Painted House and thoroughly enjoyed it.
    polo-puppy-fluffy[at]hotmail[dot]com

Related Posts with Thumbnails