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Introduction

Part 1. Interpersonal Pearls
  • Chapter 1. Second Time's the Charm
  • Chapter 2. Promises, Promises
  • Chapter 3. Don't Sneeze on Your Spouse
  • Chapter 4. It's Not About You
  • Chapter 5. Life's Too Short
  • Chapter 6. Girls and Streetcars

Part 2. Personal Pearls
  • Chapter 7. Introverted Is Something You Are
  • Chapter 8. On the Treadmill for Life
  • Chapter 9. Look! Up In the Sky! It's Perfectman!
  • Chapter 10. It's Your Body, It's Your Life
  • Chapter 11. Outside Looking In
  • Chapter 12. Just a Container
  • Chapter 13. Now You're Scaring Me
  • Chapter 14. Beware of Gifted Geeks

Part 3. Motivational Pearls
  • Chapter 15. Because No One Should Be Hungry
  • Chapter 16. For Whom the School Bell Tolls
  • Chapter 17. Lending a Hand
  • Chapter 18. Racing for Your Dreams
  • Chapter 19. The Bravest Thing I Ever Saw
  • Chapter 20. Do All You Can, Then Get Help
Part 4. Practical Pearls
  • Chapter 21. Think First, Buy Later
  • Chapter 22. Trust Facts, Not Opinions
  • Chapter 23. An Ounce of Preparation
  • Chapter 24. Everything Is Negotiable
  • Chapter 25. Is It Quality or Is It Crap?

Part 5. Cautionary Pearls
  • Chapter 26. Can You See Me Now?
  • Chapter 27. Dodging Bullets
  • Chapter 28. Keep Getting Up
  • Chapter 29. Be Careful Whose Advice You Take
  • Chapter 30. Driving as a Metaphor for Life

Part 6. Professional Pearls
  • Chapter 31. The Customer Is Not Always Right
  • Chapter 32. There's Plenty of Credit to Go Around
  • Chapter 33. The Leaders of the Band
  • Chapter 34. Trust Your Own Work
  • Chapter 35. Knowledge Is Not Zero-Sum
  • Chapter 36. We're All on the Same Side Here
  • Chapter 37. Outside the Box
Pearl #13: It may come as a surprise to realize it, but the potential for violence lurks inside all of us.