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Approval Junkie - Adventures in Caring Too Much

Faith Salie

From comedian and journalist Faith Salie, of NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! and CBS News Sunday Morning, a collection of daring, funny essays chronicling the author's adventures during her lifelong quest for approval Faith Salie has done it all in the name of validation. Whether she's trying to impress her parents with a perfect GPA, undergoing an exorcism to save her toxic marriage, or baking a 3D excavator cake for her son's birthday, Salie is the ultimate approval seeker-an "approval junkie," if you will. In this collection of daring, honest essays, Salie shares stories from her lifelong quest for gold stars, recounting her strategy for winning (very Southern) high school beauty pageant; her struggle to pick the perfect outfit to wear to her divorce; and her difficulty falling in love again, and then conceiving, in the years following her mother's death. With thoughtful irreverence, Salie reflects on why she tries so hard to please others, and herself, highlighting a phenomenon that many people-especially women-experience at home and in the workplace. Equal parts laugh-out loud funny and poignant, Approval Junkie is one woman's journey to realizing that seeking approval from others is more than just getting them to like you-it's challenging yourself to achieve, and survive, more than you ever thought you could.

From comedian and journalist Faith Salie, of NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! and CBS News Sunday Morning, a collection of daring, funny essays chronicling the author's adventures during her lifelong quest for approval Faith Salie has done it all in the name of validation. Whether she's trying to impress her parents with a perfect GPA, undergoing an exorcism to save her toxic marriage, or baking a 3D excavator cake for her son's birthday, Salie is the ultimate approval seeker-an "approval junkie," if you will. In this collection of daring, honest essays, Salie shares stories from her lifelong quest for gold stars, recounting her strategy for winning (very Southern) high school beauty pageant; her struggle to pick the perfect outfit to wear to her divorce; and her difficulty falling in love again, and then conceiving, in the years following her mother's death. With thoughtful irreverence, Salie reflects on why she tries so hard to please others, and herself, highlighting a phenomenon that many people-especially women-experience at home and in the workplace. Equal parts laugh-out loud funny and poignant, Approval Junkie is one woman's journey to realizing that seeking approval from others is more than just getting them to like you-it's challenging yourself to achieve, and survive, more than you ever thought you could.
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From comedian and journalist Faith Salie, of NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! and CBS News Sunday Morning, a collection of daring, funny essays chronicling the author's adventures during her lifelong quest for approval Faith Salie has done it all in the name of validation. Whether she's trying to impress her parents with a perfect GPA, undergoing an exorcism to save her toxic marriage, or baking a 3D excavator cake for her son's birthday, Salie is the ultimate approval seeker-an "approval junkie," if you will. In this collection of daring, honest essays, Salie shares stories from her lifelong quest for gold stars, recounting her strategy for winning (very Southern) high school beauty pageant; her struggle to pick the perfect outfit to wear to her divorce; and her difficulty falling in love again, and then conceiving, in the years following her mother's death. With thoughtful irreverence, Salie reflects on why she tries so hard to please others, and herself, highlighting a phenomenon that many people-especially women-experience at home and in the workplace. Equal parts laugh-out loud funny and poignant, Approval Junkie is one woman's journey to realizing that seeking approval from others is more than just getting them to like you-it's challenging yourself to achieve, and survive, more than you ever thought you could.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 16m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:38


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:08


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:35


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:38


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:06


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:32