Authors trace the underpinnings of the procrastination behavior (understanding) and then proceed to outline a program for dealing with the problem (overcoming). This is a very useful book, specially if one does not wait too long to start reading it. I found the sample project on p.136 and the Weekly Un-Schedule on pp 150-151 very helpful, and to be the most doable of all, along with the techniques for improving one's timing. Part One can be very challenging for the less introspective. Highly recommended to Fellow Procrastinators. (Book's pages are so yellowed, sorry, it took me that long to start reading it.)
"Don't Put Off Reading This Book?" Procrastination: the work conjures up different images for each of us. If you are among the fortunate who are not severely afflicted, you may imagine a person lying in a hammock, contentedly drinking a beer instead of mowing the lawn. But for others, procrastination had led to major setbacks at work, at school, in relationships and at home. For them, procrastination is no joke."
The book begins "with an in depth examination of the reasons why we put things off--the fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment--and look at the sources of these fears in our family, school, and work experiences.