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Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions Hardcover – December 8, 2011
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"How can we find happiness and peace--right now, right here? In her engaging, thought-provoking book Tiny Buddha, Lori Deschene explores this enormous question to help readers grapple with challenges like money, love, pain, control, and meaning, in order to find greater happiness." --Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
"I spent months retweeting posts from a mystery handle called @tinybuddha. I wasn't the only one: Hundreds of thousands of people followed the daily messages. I was intrigued and made it a point to meet the woman behind the message. Today Lori Deschene is a friend and fellow author who spreads truth and inspiration throughout the twittersphere, her blog, and now her new book! Lori has shifted the energy of the Internet with her loving daily posts and now she is sharing more with the world through her incredible book Tiny Buddha!" --Gabrielle Bernstein, author of Add More -ing to Your Life and Spirit Junkie
"Lori is one of a kind. Her amazing heart and wisdom shine through in everything she writes! I am a HUGE fan of Tiny Buddha and I'm constantly inspired by Lori and her work." -Mastin Kipp, founder of The Daily Love (thedailylove.com)
"Tiny Buddha is a moving and insightful synthesis of evocative stories and ancient wisdom applied to modern life. Great read!" --Jonathan Fields, author of Uncertainty
"There's nothing tiny about the extra-large dose of awesome stuffed into Lori's writing. Read it and feel good about the world." --Neil Pasricha, founder and author, 1000 Awesome Things, The Book of Awesome
"Few people in our time have more passionately or more creatively applied wisdom teachings to a new digital generation than Lori Deschene. I am continually inspired by her writing, and also by her sincere dedication to learning, growth, and wisdom. I feel tremendously fortunate to have had the chance to get to know her work through Tiny Buddha, and to know her as a person. Both embody the same essential truths." --Soren Gordhamer, founder and author, Wisdom 2.0
About the Author
Lori Deschene is the founder of tinybuddha.com, a community of thousands of people interested in sharing wisdom for a happier life. She is a regular speaker at Wisdom2.0 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in national magazines. This is her first book. Visit her at: www.tinybuddha.com
More About the Author
Though she's yet to pen that script, she's learned a lot about managing stress since she left her hometown in the 2002. Since then, she's traveled all over the US for work, lived in multiple states, recovered from a decade-plus battle with bulimia, healed from major depression, learned to embrace her emotional sensitivity, and built a career that suits her introverted nature and allows her to leverage her painful past for good.
As the founder of Tiny Buddha, she's helped more than 1,200 people share their stories and lessons with more than 60 million readers (as of June, 2015). She's the author of Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions, Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself, and Tiny Buddha's 365 Tiny Love Challenges. Formerly a contributor for nationally distributed girls' magazines, Lori plans to venture into the world of children's writing this year. She dreams of one day writing and illustrating her own picture books so she can challenge herself creatively and reconnect with her theatrical side at readings at live events. Most importantly, she hopes to help young boys and girls realize they can do more if they choose to, but they don't have to be more--they're amazing and lovable just as they are, so there's no reason to stress.
Top Customer Reviews
Insightful - Don't let the sub-title fool you. The wisdom here may be "simple," but it is not superficial. This book really does grapple with life's difficult questions, which fall into nine categories: Pain, Meaning, Change, Fate, Happiness, Love, Money, Possibilities, Control. The questions themselves are compelling. Some of them include:
* "Can people change, and how?"
* "What does it take to be happy?"
* "Why are relationships hard?"
Lori offers her own insights as well as those of other people, and includes some very pragmatic tips for dealing with these challenges, such as a section of tips on how to "meet your future money expectations in the present" in the Money section.
Let me put it this way -- there are 272 pages in this book. Not one of them is wasted. This book is dense with wisdom!
Generous -- Lori graciously opened up her book (as she does with her website) to many voices of wisdom. This is a collaborative book, in the truest sense of the word. She invited people to contribute their answers via Twitter; nearly 1000 people responded. Lori read each of their answers and shaped the book around the suggestions in the tweets. The result is a fascinating collection of diverse perspectives on life.
Hidden Jewel -- I first heard Lori speak at Wisdom 2.0 in 2010, and my impression was that she was one of those people who just has "everything together," and probably has an easy time of life. So when I read Tiny Buddha, I was blown away by how courageously Lori shares her own story of facing loneliness, financial challenges, depression, and inadequacy.Read more ›
FOLLOWUP: I was sure this was a miscommunication and I was right. Shortly after I posted the original review I was contacted with instructions on how to receive my valuable "bonuses", which I am sure I will thoroughly enjoy.
- David J. Singer, author of Six Simple Rules for a Better Life: Practical, achievable ways to be happier, healthier and more...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's deep, I thought it would be tiny little tidbits. It's alot. Excellent book just not as short and sweet as I'd hoped.Published 1 month ago by Kerrie
I had already read many books of this same genre, so honestly the author is not saying anything new to me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dili864
I absolutely love this book, it has helped me alot and i would recommend itPublished 6 months ago by precious dhladhla
The author has much personal experience to share. This is hard earned wisdom at its best.Published 7 months ago by Hal Jung
The font is so small that every time I try to read it I just change my mind!Published 7 months ago by Soodi
this is mostly quotes from online responses. Nothing new , nothing helpful , same old stuffPublished 8 months ago by charlene olson
I bought a copy of the book to a friend as well, who's been going through some tough years with a.o. skin disease and anorexia. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lois Rabe