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How to Be Happy, Dammit: A Cynic's Guide to Spiritual Happiness Paperback – July 31, 2001
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Author Salmonsohn presents some basic truths that we've all heard before. ("Relax." "Let go.") But she presents these sayings in a context of sophisticated graphics and down-to-earth realism. I especially like her warning, which I paraphrase as, "Don't seek career advice from people who don't have careers, or relationship advice from people who don't have relationships." It's not completely accurate: some people can "teach" better than they can "do." But it's worth considering.
And her warning that every year has a "winter phase" is right on.
Like most readers, I'm absorbing Salmonsohn's words after reading dozens of self-help books, so none of these ideas are really new. I'm wondering if this book would really melt the heart of a cynic or someone who is truly resistant to change -- or if they'd respond like an atheist who is urged to try a contemporary hip "new" religious service.
My hunch is that this book makes a great gift and recipients, like me, will appreciate the sender's thought and intention, regardless of the book's actual content. It's nice when someone says, "I know you're a cynic but I like you anyway." Hmm...that's a sentiment right out of the book!
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I was expecting to read a book, instead this is a collection of quotes. It also contains the thoughts of the author om the quotes, which is better than the other book of quotes... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jose
'Scratch a cynic, and you'll find a broken-hearted idealist'.
It's very true. I had hoped in this book to find something about how to reorient myself to happiness after... Read more
I saw Google links for a free download of this book. See? I knew it was too good to be true!Published 10 months ago by Dan Farmer