WHAT’S WRONG WITH HAVING A SOB STORY?

In general, nothing!
To me a sob story becomes a bummer if you use it to play with people’s emotions!
A tear jerker is the lowest form of emotional blackmail! Especially if you use it to sell your book!
My solution?
You want to sell? Let them sob!
Tell your sobbi sob tale as a matter of fact story!- If, 10 years later you still need to tell the same story, doesn’t that mean you are still not over it?
You clever sober you: you use the audience to feel sorry for you, the audience becomes your substitute for therapy, your shrink!
And, it sells your book!
Why is that?
Why do we feel compelled to weep with the sobber rather than celebrate with the doer?
Just asking?

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4 thoughts on “WHAT’S WRONG WITH HAVING A SOB STORY?

  1. IF the ‘sob’ story is sharing challenging, extreme past circumstances but ends with triumphant happy results, courageous people, full of hope & lessons learned , it’s cool with me..

    If it was a sob, ‘feel sorry for me’, … end of story, ya, that is not very rewarding nor worth listening to or buying the book 😛

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