A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness


A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness

The Crankatsuris Method

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First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Artistic & Technical > Website > Blog, Non-Fiction > Self-Help > Humor
Second Place Book Award

Second Place Award

Non-Fiction > Self-Help


The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris introduced the kid readers to the tiniest, most dangerous dinosaur on the planet: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris. All humans descended from this tiny dinosaur—and this follow-up book for adults examines how “crankiness” is part of our nature. Using good humor throughout, Steven Joseph observes that we typically do not hesitate to pour out our CrankaTsuris all over our spouses, kids, parents, and siblings—and then there can be a CrankaTsuris retaliation. Before you know it, you are in the middle of a CrankaTsuris food fight. We’re all cranky at times, but it’s imperative we find a more effective way to be cranky while still making the world a happier place. In this book, learn how to: • Create space for both yours and your family’s crankiness • Utilize a fun “team” approach to crankiness • Take steps to avoid being too cranky • Improve communication with friends and family • Handle cranky dinosaurs in your life (including children)