Women Who Think Too Much

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In a unique approach to codependency, the author shares her practical tips for successfully becoming codependent. Dark humor fuels this fearsome narrative. After she draws you in, she smacks you with the reality meter, turning your preconceived notions of her 12-Slip program upside down. More

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About Jeanne Marie

Women Who Think Too Much,
A No Help At all Handbook
Smashwords Edition, 2013.

Women Who Think Too Much. Newsletter. 24 Issues.
Publisher, Editor. 1998-2000

Drag Review Magazine, IHRA
International Hot Rod Association, Norwalk, Ohio.
Feature articles, Green Light Gang columnist, photographer. 2002-2007

Tulsa International Raceway Park
Personal assistant to owner, press secretary, track photographer, promotions,
Coordinator for racing events. 2000-2002.

American Drag News
Ashbury, Missouri
Drag racing publication, monthly articles, columnist, photographer. 1998-2001.

Business and Professional Women, Owasso, OK Chapter.
Promotional Manager.
Bi-monthly articles, photos, for BPW. 1997-98.

The Owasso Reporter, Retherford Publications, Inc.
Local news. Reports and promotional articles for Business and Professional Women.
Owasso, OK. 1997-99.

Cooweescoowee, Rogers University, Claremore, OK. College journal, poetry. 1996-1997.

Tulsa Friends of the Library 24th Annual Creative Writing Contest,
Honorable Mention, Published Essay, “Hand That Rocks The Cradle.” 2001.

Tulsa Friends of the Library 23rd Annual Creative Writing Contest,
First Place, Published Essay, “Remember When You Used To Call Me Grace?” 2000.

Tulsa Friends of the Library 20th Annual Creative Writing Contest.
First Place, Unpublished Essay, “Don’t Call Me Mama.” 1997.

The Healing Woman, an International Publication.
The Healing Woman Foundation. Featured article. 1997.

Tulsa Woman, Trend Publication. Featured article, photos. 1996.

Reflections, Wordshop Publications. Poetry. 1997.

Modern Poetry Society. Poetry. 1995.

World Treasury of Golden Poems. 1990

World of Poetry.
Golden Poet Award. 1988, 1989-1991.

Alcoholism & Addiction Magazine. Poetry, 1989.

The New Jersey Tribune. Poetry. 1985.

Moonchild. An anthology of women’s verse and prose. Poetry. 1976.

True Confessions. Feature article.

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Review by: Michelle Antell on Feb. 24, 2015 : (no rating)
Wonderful book! I recommend Women Who Think Too Much, I am a woman who thinks too much. I love this author and her style of writing. I think she has so many wonderful insights and also I found myself laughing because I identify with this book so much. I know you will love it too!
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)

Review by: Jenn Pointer on Aug. 08, 2014 :
This book should be required reading as part of the high school curriculum. I made a couple of these "slips" early on, but thankfully avoided the worst of it thanks to some very strong and frank women in my life. However, I've had many friends who have had to learn the hard way - or never learned, and it's a heartbreaking to watch and so unnecessary.

Thank you, Jeanne, for the very straightforward advice and important reminder for all of us. Speaking of that, I think I need to go pad my "ILFU" fund.... ;-)
(review of free book)

Review by: Michael Genford on Oct. 16, 2013 :
I just finished reading Jeanne Marie's book, Women Who Think Too Much.

Structurally, I found the book spot on. That's a compliment to both her writing and her editors. The reading flowed very smoothly.

Content-wise, it was incredibly poignant.

It was heart wrenching to think she went through all that, and to think so many others live like that. I truly was not aware of the intricacies of what goes on behind closed doors in those types of relationships.

I confess that I know of no woman in my circle of friends who lives in those conditions today. I'm not sure if that's a credit to my choice in friends or the strength and kindness of the people I know.

However, a long time ago (my senior year in high school), I dated a young lady fresh out of a bad relationship that, I can only guess (through rumors at the time), was a lot like what she described.

We dated for almost a year when she abruptly broke it off. After repeatedly asking her why, she reluctantly told me she was going back to her previous boyfriend. From what I knew of her old relationship with this guy, I knew it was very abusive.

I chanced upon her several months after our breakup. When I approached her, she was trying to conceal her black eye behind dark sunglasses. But she assured me she was doing fine.

Years later we met again. She had finally called it quits with him, but not before having two of his children.

So, in an indirect and very personal way, I was exposed to codependency and its abuse.

It truly breaks my heart to hear of situations like this, what Jeanne Marie writes about. It's horrific. But I know there are men out there who behave like that. And the cost to women (and the children) is incalculable.

I will never understand how we humans can be so cruel to one another.

The author has done a great job with this book. It's a needed eye-opener, I guess not only for women, but certainly (and especially) for us men as well.
(review of free book)

Review by: Susan Nicholls on Oct. 14, 2013 :
Jeanne Marie taunts her book as “A No Help At All Handbook” and it is with this degree of sarcasm that she presents her case. Domestic violence is a very serious issue affecting more people in America than the statistics can begin to show.

Jeanne Marie does an excellent job aiding women to identify themselves as being in a dysfunctional relationship and what to do (or not to do) about it with her “Twelve Slips”, a spoof off of the Twelve Steps programs. While the small book with big ideas uses a rather comical approach to getting women to loosen up and look seriously at their own behaviors, as well as the behaviors of others, the highly qualified author also emphasizes the importance of recognizing where you may be going wrong and where you can go right.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who even suspects that they might be in a dysfunctional relationship. Even if you are not, you will be entertained, and maybe learn something you can use to help another individual less fortunate. It is both moving and inspirational
(review of free book)

Review by: Maggie Thom on Oct. 13, 2013 :
Wow. I don't know where to even start with this but I can tell you that although it is a tough read, it is a must.

Women Who Think Too Much is raw and will punch you in the solar plexus. When I started reading it, no I hadn't read the blurb about it, I thought it was going to talk about how women are so hard on themselves. Which it did, sort of but it's really one woman's journey through co-dependency and abuse and her wish to wake up other women who might be living this kind of life or headed for it.
Jeanne Marie shares her journey through co-dependency and abuse but she does it in a way, she calls it the 12 slip step to co-dependency, where she uses dark humor for a dark subject.

I think that if she'd just shared her journey I would have felt awful for her but I don't think I'd have looked at my life quite so closely. It's interesting because she talks a lot about all the ways and things she did to avoid looking at her own life for a long time. I think it is brilliantly written. It's only about sixty pages but it is by no means a quick read.

Try catching your breath after you've read it because you won't while you're reading it. It's the elephant in the room that no one talks about, no one shares. I guarantee this book will wake you up like none other. Or at least it should.
(review of free book)

Review by: Eleanor Gayle on Sep. 04, 2013 :
Wow! Fantastic!

This book throws a funny bone at the heart of dysfunctional relationships and hits you right between the eyes.

Dark humor drives this soul-bearing and sobering narrative, but Jeanne Marie lets it fly without losing the gravity of her subject. Beneath the often laugh-out-loud comedy, Marie’s honesty and vulnerability entice you to notice jarringly familiar experiences that exist in your own life. Her words echo unforgettably, resonating into your everyday life, making it impossible to ignore the empowering mirror she has created for anyone who has ever been… is currently… or wants to be… in a relationship.

It amazes me that such a short and fun book is powerful enough to change your life. A must-read for everyone, particularly women and teens!
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)

Review by: Joyce Savage on April 25, 2013 :
A must-read for women with Borderline Personality Disorder. Many of us have co-dependency issues. Maybe you can recognize yourself in this book and get the help you need. If you have no sense of your own identity, you need to find out who you are. Jeanne Marie helps you become aware, through her humour, what you're lacking to become your own person, worthy of not needing someone who controls you.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Dan Burbine on Feb. 26, 2013 :
...adding a star value to my earlier review, in case you didn't get my message!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Richard McClellan, Jr on Feb. 23, 2013 :
I had bought this book for my fiancee, but we ended up reading it together. I really enjoyed it, i laughed out loud.. alot. Winced in pain like when you hit your knee a few times, I mean I am a man and I am guilty of alot of the same things in this book...like this one "Classic"!

"Why are the lights on in here? Do you want me to shut them off for you?
Why aren't there any lights on in here? It’s so dark in here."

All in all I just wanted to say it was good to see how a mans behavior can affect a woman, and after reading this book, I think I can try a little harder to be more considerate.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Dan Burbine on Feb. 23, 2013 : (no rating)
Take your time when you read through this...then read it again.

A fan of cinema verite? Good thing. Hang on. Jeanne Marie compels you to look in to the mirror and ask yourself if you recognize this wounded gender.

This is not simply a woman's cautionary tale.

Pull your son away from "Call of Duty", put a porn blocker on his computer and force him to listen to her story.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: cherie mcguire on Feb. 22, 2013 :
a must read for women of all ages...timley and also timeless lessons for women from every walk of life..it will touch you in ways that you never dreamed of and may even (hopefully) alter the course of your life..and ladies..it's NEVER too late
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: jerry gendreau on Feb. 21, 2013 :
This book was excellent. It Really opens your eyes and makes you look at your own relationships. Helped me a lot..
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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