May 6, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Happy by Ian K. Smith


All of us go through a time in our lives when being happy just doesn't seem realistic. When I was going through my divorce, I wasn't even able to remember what that five letter word meant. I wish that I would have had a copy of this book back then.

Ian breaks the emotions down for you in an easy to understand manner that has such a positive feel to it that you can't help but feel better. Here is what you will learn from reading this book:

--How to be optimistic

--Why optimism and realism are not opposites

--How to get outside yourself

--The importance of family and community

--Why involvement leads to contentment

--Shedding the treadmill mentality of getting and spending

--Tapping the power of simple pleasures

--Mastering modern life to live in the moment

--What we can learn from the Danish people

--How to be, not just to do

Ian is a natural writer who motivates and reassures readers that they are capable of happiness by setting their mentality and not giving up. This book would make a great graduation gift.  I really enjoyed this book and all the lessons it taught me.

St. Martin's Press
9780312606350
April 2010
240 pages
$23.99 US






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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.





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17 comments:

Martha Lawson said...

This one looks like a good read! Please enter me for it.

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Linda Kish said...

This would be a good book to read.

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Sarita said...

Thanks for the chance.
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suburban prep said...

I saw the author on a local new cast and it sounds like a wonderful read.

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Debi said...

Who couldn't use more happy! Please enter me and thank you for the giveaway!

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nfmgirl said...

I saw this on Today. Sounded interesting. Please count me in.

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Steve Capell said...

I haven’t read any of this author’s books, but your review sounds like a book that I would take pleasure in reading. Thanks you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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