Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Law of the Garbage Truck Book Review

"Twenty years ago, while riding in the back of a New York City taxicab, David J. Pollay narrowly escaped a life-threatening car crash. The driver who almost caused the major accident started yelling at David’s taxi driver, who remarkably just smiled, waved and wished the other driver well before he and David drove away. David asked how the cabbie could remain so calm. His reply spawned the defining principle of The Law of the Garbage Truck and left author, David J. Pollay awestruck.

His driver said: “Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment…And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally…move on.”

I received The Law of the Garbage Truck by David J. Pollay for review.

I really enjoyed reading this book! I am the first to admit that I will let a negative remark from someone ruin my whole day. I can't explain why, but I think about what the negative person said over and over again, all day long. Sometimes, depending on how negative the comment was, the negativity that I am left with lasts longer than one day!

The Law of the Garbage Truck has a very simple message that has helped me to begin to put an end to this negative trend! It's all about not letting other people dump their "garbage" on you, which in turn can help you learn not to dump your "garbage" on others which can help you to be much happier! The moral of the story is - put your own happiness first and then watch the impact that it has on others.

Since reading this book, I have been trying to remember to brush off the "garbage" others put on me, and not let it drag me down. It definitely has made many days better! I feel a lot less stressed out and much happier!

I would recommend this book for anyone who feels the negativity of others and lets it drag you down. The Law of the Garbage Truck has a wonderful message that can help you to be much happier with your life! You can pick it up at your local Barnes & Noble, or online at Check it out!

I did not receive compensation for this post. I did receive product(s) mentioned above to facilitate the review. All opinions are 100% mine.


Cheryl said...

This sounds like a great book and I put it on my Goodreads list.