A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness:
The CrankaTsuris Method
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 19, 2020
HOBOKON, N.J., Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steven Joseph’s ultimate guide to using crankiness titled “A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method” (published by Archway Publishing) explores how to be cranky while still having fun and making everyone happy.
The self-help book closely examines all the different situations that can cause crankiness or a “CrankaTsuris,” and gives the reader guidance on how to better handle their CrankaTsuris to make the world a happier and healthier place. “A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness” features many different stories that include a talking caterpillar, a talking dog and a talking fly. Cain and Able and many others make a special appearance. Given the seriousness of the Common CrankaTsuris, this book assists the reader in both the diagnosis and treatment of the Common CrankaTsuris.
“I want my readers to feel that they have permission to embrace their own crankiness, but discard the shackles of any pain that their crankiness may cause,” Joseph says.
“A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness” is available from Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Grownup-Guide-Effective-Crankiness-Crankatsuris/dp/1480893811
“A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness”
By Steven Joseph
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781480893818
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781480893818
E-Book | 206 pages | ISBN 9781480893825
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Steven Joseph is an attorney, son of a Holocaust survivor, marathon runner, and author of the children’s book “The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris.” He resides in Hoboken, New Jersey. More information is available at www.StevenJosephAuthor.com.
Steven Joseph’s The Crankatsuris Method: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness, is an exploration of everyday struggles and how to effectively overcome them. What helps set Joseph’s book apart is both its humorous approach to the subject as well as its acknowledgment of crankiness as a natural part of the human condition.
If you think acknowledging the healthiness of being cranky is an odd way to premise a book on overcoming life’s adversities, then buckle up – that’s just the tip of the Crankatsuris iceberg. To understand Joseph’s thoughtful treatise on life, you must first understand what the Crankatsuris is.
UC Connection November 15, 2020
Have you been kvetching about your tsuris until even your bubbe doesn’t want to hear bupkis from you? Well, fear not. Steven Joseph thinks you’re a true mensch for having the chutzpah to let your crankatsuris out.
If none of that makes sense, then you’re doubly in luck. Joseph is not only your guide to effectively dealing with crankiness, but he’s also your colorful instructor into his hilarious and offbeat take on what it means to be Jewish.
Therapists often recommend letting our inner anger out to express our feelings and reduce stress. Steven Joseph is a true connoisseur of crankiness in all its myriad flavors. In fact, he’s built the definitive guide on how to deal with specific types of crankiness in The Crankatsuris Method: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness.
Joseph mixes his own Jewish-inspired traditional wisdom with his unique style of humor that brings you into his world as he works through his different tsuris (Yiddish for problems). His narrative is crafted as a self-help book with humor replacing the usual dry psychoanalysis.
More importantly, Joseph helps us identify the problems that arise and cause our crankiness, offering practical advice on how to navigate situations in a manner that keeps us from misplacing that anger and hurting those around us.
Having graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1986, Joseph has since spoken and written on many topics, including negotiation techniques and managing professional liability actions. So, it comes as little surprise he’s a veteran when it comes to handling stressful situations.
Ironically, this isn’t his first foray on the subject, being the author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris. That first book, you may have safely surmised, was actually a children’s book. Having had such swimmingly good success at teaching children about crankiness, it only made good sense for Joseph to try his hand at helping adults too.
Regardless of the older audience, be prepared for the same light-hearted style that made his first book such a success. Joseph personally describes himself as “a person who is still smart enough to know that he hasn’t figured everything out – except for crankiness.”
Joseph also calls himself a fully-cured overweight person. Within The Crankatsuris Method, readers learn of his own self-destructive habits and how he learned to change habits and embrace a more healthy lifestyle. Of course, this is all done in Joseph’s characteristically non-judgmental, self-deprecative style. Coincidentally, Joseph is now a die-hard marathon runner, having run the Boston Marathon 5 times and the NYC Marathon 16 times.
So, if you’ve been trying to find constructive outlets for your own anger and how to let your own crankatsuris out, let Steven Joseph be your guide. As a bonus, you’ll even get a recipe for his mother’s potato latkas. How many self-help books come with a free recipe? And, if you pay good attention, you may one day be able to kvetch about your tsuiris without looking like a complete goy. Mazel tov!