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Anonymous citations curb tardiness in the punctually challenged

SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2006
Are you driven to distraction by a chronically tardy spouse, employee or friend? Have doctors, hairdressers, dentists, and family members kept you pacing and fuming while they examined, cut, drilled, and primped?

You're not alone. An estimated 15 to 20 percent of the U.S. population have difficulty getting to where they're going on time, and late luminaries include former president Bill Clinton, actors Robert Redford and Richard Gere, along with supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Well it's time to settle the score. Now those left waiting in doctors' offices, beauty salons, and restaurants throughout the world can confront their offenders in a unique, yet effective way-by ordering a lateness citation. Diana DeLonzor, author of the recently published, Never Be Late Again, 7 Cures for the Punctually Challenged, will at the request of the timely, issue official (and anonymous) email citations to those friends, colleagues, and family members for whom the adage, "better late than never" is an exasperating way of life.

Lateness citations are addressed from "The National Department of Punctuality and Attendance", and come in two flavors-a humorous, tongue in cheek version, and a more no-nonsense, straightforward one. And for those particularly stubborn cases, earlybirds can add an anonymously sent copy of Never Be Late Again, signed with a choice of humorous or get-firm inscriptions.

About Never Be Late Again:
In this funny and practical book, the author recounts her own journey from terminally tardy to perfectly punctual, and reveals seven unique and simple secrets to successfully managing your time and overcoming procrastination. Drawing from psychological studies and extensive research, Ms. DeLonzor reveals that chronically late individuals often share certain personality characteristics, and may even perceive time differently. Through true anecdotes and easy exercises, Never Be Late Again helps readers assess their tardiness type, uncover time traps, and overcome the psychological stumbling blocks that thwart effective time management. An end chapter for earlybirds offers effective tips for dealing with chronically late friends, family, and colleagues-a must read for the timely.

Diana DeLonzor is an internationally recognized time management expert who headed a study in association with San Francisco State University investigating chronic lateness, its causes, and the psychological characteristics of late people versus the timely.  Her clients include Fortune 500 companies and government agencies such as Tyco, the State of California, and Briggs Corp.  She has been featured in numerous local and national media such as the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Boston Globe, as well as Good Housekeeping, Allure, and Esquire Magazines, among others.

Praise for Never Be Late Again:

Never Be Late Again combines solid research with insightful solutions and humorous anecdotes. This intelligently written book will most certainly improve the lives and personal relationships of the punctually challenged.
-John Gray, Author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Diana DeLonzor is doing a favor for the entire world with her very readable, Never Be Late Again. It's fun to read, very instructive, and most of all, a blessing for timely people. I wish she had written in fifty years ago.
-Jay Conrad Levinson, Author, Guerrilla Marketing

Never Be Late Again is a wonderfully practical book that combines instructive techniques with sound, simple exercises. It's the most effective book on lateness and time management you'll ever read.
- David J. Lieberman, Ph.D., NY Times bestselling author, Never Be Lied to Again and How to Make Peace with Anyone

Trying to kick the lateness habit? Or beset with procrastination? Then this is the book for you. Refreshingly straightforward and entertaining, Never Be Late Again pieces together the whys, hows, and steps to improve.
- Adair Lara, San Francisco Chronicle

Ms. DeLonzor's sensible, clear exercises and thorough research make this book essential reading for punctually challenged readers, as well as their friends, family, and colleagues.
- Neil Fiore, author, The Now Habit, Overcoming Procrastination by enjoying Guilt-free Play.

An excellent blend of the scholarly and the practical. This interesting and engaging book will be an important tool to those experiencing time problems.
- Steve Slane, Ph.D., professor of clinical psychology, Cleveland State University

I can't think of anyone who wouldn't benefit from reading this book I've recommended it to others both socially and professionally. It's not just in the office that punctuality matters.
- Bill Bednarski, Nellcor VP of OEM and Licensing Technology, Tyco Intl.

Never Be Late Again is valuable reading and sensible advice for those chronically late people we love. And if, like me, you're meticulous about punctuality, read it for the advice on dealing with the late people in your life.
- Ronn Owens, KGO Radio, #1 talk show host in Northern California

Never Be Late Again, 7 Cures for the Punctually Challenged
ISBN 0-971-6499-9-5
$13.95 | 178 pages
Paperback | 6 x 9 in.
Published by Post Madison Publishing
March, 2003



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