The list author says: "Allowing yourself to be original, spontaneous and creative are the fountains of true fun. And when it comes to fun, there is no real how-to book, as having genuine fun is a very personal endeavor.
Hence this list presents 25 (+2) great examples of how to have fun, rediscover your inner child, and live life to its fullest. They are guaranteed to lift your spirits and inspire you to have your own original brand of fun! fun! fun!"
"In his best-selling artist memoir, award-winning NYC street photographer Lorenzo takes us on his fun adventures through every borough of New York City and shares with us the lessons he has learned about life along the way. It is the #1 Best-selling photo essay and artist biography on Amazon in 2010 & 2011."
"If only because my youngest son, Dominic, said "This is a very fun book because it is the most adventurous of the series." As he has not yet been tainted by the ways of the world, I have to trust that a smart 9 year old boy should know how to have fun."
"A classic tale of fun and adventure(s) that surely everyone has heard of or watched via Disney's animated classic interpretations. But have you ever read the original story? Ah, that is the question!"
"Gulliver's Travels describes the four fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a kindly ship's surgeon. Swift portrays him as an observer, a reporter, and a victim of circumstance. His travels take him to Lilliput where he is a giant observing tiny people."
"""Alan Fletcher's The Art of Looking Sideways is an absolutely extraordinary and inexhaustible "guide to visual awareness," a virtually indescribable concoction of anecdotes, quotes, images, and bizarre facts that offers a wonderfully twisted vision of the chaos of modern life."""
"Creativity is a handbook for those who understand the need to bring more creativity, playfulness, and flexibility to their lives. It's a manual for thinking "outside the box"-and learning to live there as well."
"Bringing together 30 years of research, Csikszentmihalyi (psychology, Univ. of Chicago) describes this book as "an effort to make more understandable the mysterious process by which men and women come up with new ideas and new things."
"Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh-bear and his companions, the author of this smash bestseller explains with ease and aplomb that rather than being a distant and mysterious concept, Taoism is as near and practical to us as our morning breakfast bowl. Romp through the enchanting world of Winnie-the-Pooh while soaking up invaluable lessons on simplicity and natural living."
"One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." So begins this gentle story that shows just how far your imagination can take you. Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of beauty and excitement."
"Funsical, funtastik and simply readalicious! A must for anyone looking to be inspired by a curious Alice who follows her flourishing female intuition into the unknown recesses of her adolescent imagination."
"Oh Sherlock Holmes (or rather Sir Author Conan Boyle) how you inspire us to reexamine everything, so that we might infer, deduce and extract the most of the evidence that lies right before our eyes, under our nose and within earshot. Albeit, these are mystery novels, Holmes adventures inspire us to take a closer look at the mystery of life, for fun lies just around the corner."
"Populated by some of the most famous names in literary and actual history — D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, Aramis, Cardinal Richelieu, Louis XIII — Dumas's peerless adventure offers a rousing read. It traces an aspiring Musketeer's path to 17th-century Paris, where he encounters intrigue, romance, and, of course, thrilling swordplay."
"If you haven't read this great story, I encourage you to make it your very next read. Even though I am not a big fan of popular fiction novels in general, I loved it and could not put it down. It is quite adventurous and fun! It will inspire you to make life much the same!"
"The story of T.E. Lawrence (and the movie adaptation) are simply amazing and inspiring. His life is a perfect example of how thinking positively can move mountains, motivate armies and make history. Most of all he demonstrates how we can fun with life."
"Comedian Oswalt (The King of Queens, Caprica) offers up a collection of colorful essays ranging in topic from his experiences working at a movie theater to sends-ups of eccentric relatives, including a grandmother who gives exceedingly odd birthday gifts."
"This book summarizes findings from the first systematic study of "eccentrics": highly talented and unusual people who are somewhere between "normal" and "nuts". This is a domain occupied by genuine geniuses and charming crackpots whose common feature is that they refuse to hold commonly held beliefs or refuse to act in accordance with the norms of society."