What Critics Said about

You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought

Here are the notes about Peter's "You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought," written by Peter himself as part of the Prelude Press Catalog, 1990.

You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought, is even by the tough standards of Emerson, safe to read..it is now more than a year old. In its 622 pages (although every other page is a quote-much like this catalog), we've done all that we can to make a "serious" subject (life-threatening illness) light.As I point out in the introduction, "This is not just a book for people with life-threatening illness. It's a book for anyone afflicted with one of the primary diseases of our time: negative thinking."But I've blown my own bugle enough. The next two pages are generously devoted to other people saying wonderful things about the book...Common sense uncommonly stated-a roadmap to a happy disposition. ~ Gerald Clarke,  Senior Writer, Time Magazine  This book is heartening and sensible. It could save lives, and good advice has seldom been so much fun to read. Walter Clemons, Former Book Reviewer for Newsweek  This is terrific! ~ Larry King Chock-full of advice, quotations and, yes, humor about overcoming negative thinking. ~ The Detroit News Pithy quotes and upbeat prose will chase away those negative thoughts

~ Detroit Free Press  

Big book, big bore. ~ Gaius Vakerius Catullus, 87-54 B.C.

This may  sound like yet another book on positive thinking, but it is in face the first book that makes clear the limitations of positive thinking. It advocates, instead, full acceptance of the current reality before focusing on what is positive. This distinction, like so much else in the book, unlocks new possibilities and makes for compelling reading. ~Ariana Stassinopoulos Huffington

Thank you for your wonderful book. I've surrounded myself with every conceivable work on self knowledge, realization, universal consciousness and the rest from Jung to Alice M. Baily. You have created a work of unique simplicity which offers a way of thinking and lving in which motives are high but realistic and available. I love it. ~Pauline Collins, Tony Award Winner Academy Award Nominee Best Actress, Shirley ValentineThis is a terrific book. I keep buying cases of it and giving copies to my friends. It is a joy to read and I recommend it highly.

        ~Sally Kirkland, Academy Award Nominee Best Actress