Praise for Acting Techniques for Everyday Life

"This is a wonderfully healing, challenging book about the art of self-transformation. Jane Marla Robbins describes acting techniques and shows how they can be applied to all sorts of difficult everyday situations. I’m here to say that these exercises really work! Acting Techniques for Everyday Life will make you feel terrific about yourself."
--Patricia Bosworth, contributing editor for Vanity Fair

"Essential reading to help anyone prepare for the difficult situations in their lives. The techniques are practical and fun. It’s a standing ovation for Robbins!"
--Barbara Pachter, author of The Power of Positive Confrontation and When the Little Things Count…And They Always Count

"As an educator, former media and film executive and producer, I think Jane Marla Robbins has developed a fabulous confidence-building tool for people from all walks of life. What an idea! This book is a classic of the self-help genre and a masterful example of the power of a great teacher."
--Stephen R. Greenwald, president, Metropolitan College of New York

"Jane Marla Robbins presents excellent techniques to assist people in overcoming shyness and performance anxiety. Her suggestions for helping people be more centered, use their voices to communicate more effectively, and be more present in every way are invaluable for those lacking in self-esteem and confidence."
--Stanley L. Rustin, Ph.D., Director of Counseling at Queensborough Community College

“The techniques Jane describes with such insight, depth, and humor are certainly reliable skills for success.”
--Adele Scheele, author of Skills for Success and Jumpstart Your Career in College

Acting Techniques for Everyday Life is destined to become the classic handbook for using acting techniques in everyday life. It's nice to get such empowering important information in a package full of such humor, warmth, and wisdom.”
--Talia Shire, actress

“I have often wondered why I haven't used my numerous acting “lifelines” in my own life. Now I know why. Because until now, no one has written a book that so brilliantly shows me how. Jane's book is a page-turner and an eye opener! With every page she has helped me open my eyes to myself!”
--Lynn Redgrave, actress, writer

"The good actors make you believe they are the characters they are acting. Jane Marla Robbins teaches you these actor skills so you can be that person you want to be. It works."
-- John G. Avildsen, director, Rocky I, III, IV; The Karate Kid

"A small but profound volume whose straightforward techniques are nonetheless deeply wise. A companion for any of us looking for help on our journey to the authentic self."
-- David B. Leof, M.D., psychiatrist at Jungian Psychoanalyst, San Francisco

"Jane Marla Robbins’ Acting Techniques for Everyday Life carves out a unique niche for itself in the world of self-help: actors go to acting school to learn how to act, but Robbins’ book deftly stands this premise on its head and shows people how to use acting techniques in order to learn how to be people. It’s a book that lives up to its innovative premise."
-- Nicholas Meyer, writer, director, Star Trek III