This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Using surfing as a metaphor for motivational and self-improvement concepts and written in accessible, everyday language peppered with surfer slang, Staying on Top proves that the good life is available right now.
Making these essential lessons fun, cartoon character Surf Master Alva appears throughout the book to dispense nuggets of wisdom that point the way to the good life, illustrating in a humorous and wise way that experts and gurus are not needed to understand and make the most of life. In other words, we don't have to learn how to achieve the good life through retreats, pills, hospitals or programs, nor do we have to wait until we find the "perfect time." In surfer parlance, "Surfz up, dude! Get your board and get to the beach."
Assessing their understanding of prevailing societal values portrayed through surfing metaphors and Surf Master Alva's quirky wisdom, Staying on Top will awaken people to the reality that living life to the fullest requires living in the present. Life right now is all anyone can truly be sure of: The secret to achieving and maintaining balance and serenity lies in accepting and embracing that truth.
For long-term devotees of self-help literature and newcomers to the genre, everyone will delight in this wise yet whimsical journey to enlightenment.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., grew up in sunny Southern California, surfing the waves at Newport Beach. He is currently the codirector of the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change, where he works as a consultant helping individuals, organizations and businesses manage change and increase productivity. He is the author of many papers and coauthor of seven books, including The Heroic Client, The Heart and Soul of Change, Escape from Babel and The Miracle Method: A Radically New Approach to Problem Drinking.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Byrne, John (illustrator). The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # CIN000982895
Book Description Paperback. Condition: As New. Byrne, John (illustrator). Seller Inventory # 0757300332-1-22912632
Book Description Condition: Acceptable. Byrne, John (illustrator). Cover has some rubbing and edge wear. Access codes, CDs, and other accessories may not be included. All items ship Mon-Fri. Seller Inventory # 2Y6JCA00533D
Book Description Trade Paperback. Condition: Used - Good. Byrne, John (illustrator). Seller Inventory # 9545
Book Description Condition: Fair. Byrne, John (illustrator). Independent family-run bookstore for over 50 years! Buy with confidence! Book is in acceptable condition with wear to the pages, binding, and some marks within. Seller Inventory # bk0757300332xvz189zvxacp
Book Description Condition: UsedAcceptable. Byrne, John (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0757300332_4
Book Description Condition: Good. Byrne, John (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0757300332-2-4
Book Description Condition: Very Good. Byrne, John (illustrator). Independent family-run bookstore for over 50 years! Buy with confidence! Book is in very good condition with minimal signs of use. Seller Inventory # bk0757300332xvz189zvxvrg