The Book

rr_cover_final_v2180 degrees. A complete turnaround in the way we do respect. An attitude adjustment that moves us from, “You must earn my respect,” to an automatic, “You have value and deserve my respect,” way of life. That’s what author, Debora Wohlford Steininger, means by “Resetting Respect.”

Through stories and anecdotes, like the ones about Betty Jean, a runaway from the local institution for the developmentally disabled; Chris, the irritating bag boy; and Frederick the poet mouse; Wohlford Steininger explores what respect looks like. She wrestles with what respect is, where it can be found in today’s world and where it is woefully lacking. She offers quotes from historical and contemporary luminaries that shed light on various aspects and impacts of respect. And she provides lists of ways to show respect within families, among neighbors and friends, and to the larger world around us.

One reviewer wrote, “Reading this book has made me look at the world differently. I find myself not only thinking differently, but treating people differently, too.” Another wrote, “This book comes at a time when civility is low ebb, the Internet has given us new freedom and very few rules with which to guide us…. The world would be a happier, healthier place if everyone read this book.”

Regardless of whether you want to change the tenor of the world or the tone of the conversation with your kids, this quick and easy— sometimes even funny—little book will help guide your way.

Product Details and Purchase Information:

Platform: Paperback 

Publication Date:  January, 2015

Publisher:  Maje Press, Saratoga, CA

Sold By:  Amazon

Language:  English

ISBN:  978-0-9905407-1-7

Price:  $9.95

 

Platform:  Kindle and other devices using the Kindle app.

Publication Date:  January, 2015

Publisher:  Maje Press, Saratoga, CA

Sold By:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Language:  English

ISBN:  978-0-9905407-0-0

Price:  $2.99

 

Reviews on Amazon:

***** “The Dalai Lama meets Miss Manners in Resetting Respect by Deborah Wohlford Steininger.                                                                                                        This book comes at a time when civility is low ebb, the Internet has given us new freedom and very few rules with which to guide us. “Resetting Respect” thoughtfully pushes across cultural lines and draws us together in clean and simple prose. Steininger’s premise is if one gives value to an object, attention will follow and so will a desire to maintain the object. She applies her approach to politics, the classroom and even Trayvon Martin and George. The book ends with a practical and easily applied list of how respect looks and works in various settings. The world would be a happier, healthier place if everyone read this book.”  C. Marshall-smith.

Thoughtfully written and well researched. The stories are poignant, ie what would I have done in that situation? It is an easy read, almost as if you are in conversation with Ms. Steininger. The chapters are short so I have been using them as a daily meditation, giving attention to each story throughout my day.”  Lissa Brown

***** “A thoughtful book about the importance of respect.                                      This was a lovely read about an important subject. If we all treated each other with respect, the world would be a much better place. Deborah Wohlford Steininger has obviously put a lot of careful thought into what it means to treat others as deserving of respect.”   Faye Reads.

***** “”A thoughtful book about the importance of respect…                                          I love this book! It is insightful and packed with interesting stories that make you think. I think that Debora Steininger is starting an important movement with her writing on respect.”  Beth S.

 

Manuscript Readers’ Comments:

“You’ve made me thoughtful today.”  – Librarian

“After I read your book, I found myself stopping before I spoke to my children to evaluate if my words and actions were treating them with respect.”  –Finance professional and mother of three young boys.

“Unexpected from your little book… Release of a lifetime of father angst…My father did not respect our boundaries because his mother did not respect his…Dad grew up without respect and therefore was unable to model that behavior in his own life… I feel peaceful….”   –Therapeutic masseuse, mother and grandmother.

“Since reading your book I find myself thinking about things and people differently.”  –Middle-school teacher.

“Your writing is smooth, insightful and often funny.” — English teacher.