Making Life Better and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$22.46
Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.95
  • Save: $2.49 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Making Life Better Paperback – September 30, 2011


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, September 30, 2011
$22.46
$22.46 $28.50

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: America Star Books (September 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456054244
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456054243
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,081,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

James Vandenburg is a geek. He's also a writer, composer, motivational speaker, and quite often, a philosopher. He holds Bachelor's degrees in Music Theory/Composition and Philosophy, a Master's in Music Composition and continues to be an eternal student of life and culture with a penchant for reading everything he can get his hands on. He's traveled to some of the most remote places on the planet but for now, is perfectly happy living in sunny San Diego, CA.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bookman Bruce on January 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
Making Life Better by James Vandenburg leads in with Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr's famous quote, "A mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions." Making Life Better takes this idea and runs with it. Through a series of ideas, common sense thoughts and examples Making Life Better helps bring the idea that anyone can lead a meaningful, fulfilling and happy life with the right tools.

Vandenburg has put together an easy to read and interesting compilation of ideas and examples that help us understand where happiness and fulfillment come from and how we might achieve it, as well. There are several points within the book where Vandenburg recites well known quotes and gives us his gut reaction on them. He then takes a step back and gives a good evaluation of how to apply them, but I found that whole thing to be entertaining and a good read. You'll close the book feeling refreshed and refueled!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stan Stinson on January 26, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
'As Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr once said, "A mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions."' is how "Making Life Better" starts and then proceeds to help you stretch your mind. Also from the book,'Making Life Better is an invitation to create room in our lives for more and more of our "Well...duh" moments and give wisdom a chance to break into our daily routines.'

As any student of self improvement or lifetime learner will tell you, we don't need to be told but we do need to be reminded. As the Master Motivator, Zig Ziglar said, "Motivation is not permanent, but neither is bathing" reminding us we need to be motivated and have our mind stretched regularly. The author achieves this goal in my estimation by his book, Making Life Better.

He uses quotes from those you may have heard of or maybe not and then wraps his own thoughts around those along with his experiences to walk you through several ideas and steps you can take to make your own life better, if you choose to do so. Nine chapters that can help make your life better but you have to read them and apply them to make that happen for you. Get the book and stretch your mind!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
I got this book as a gift from a co-worker and I loved it. If you are looking to make your life seem more like your own, then read through this book. James Vandenburg provides wonderful tips for ways that you can start taking more control of your life so that you can feel happier and more in tune with who you are. If you often find yourself feeling like you live your life on auto-pilot and simply go through the motions to get through your day then you should definitely read this book. I used the tips in this book to give my life more purpose and help myself get closer to achieving my goals.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 11, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
James Vandenburg stresses simplicity. The book begins with areas of thought in which most of us could benefit from a more uncomplicated approach to demonstrations of how humans overcomplicated matters and how we can unwind our thought patterns and behaviors. Then he goes into needs of forgiveness and compassion, to both give and receive. Vandenburg's background is in music, and the book connects itself together in a very musical way by building on motifs. Sometimes that makes it seem a little trivial, but then life's problems can seem trivial when one simplifies them, so if one is open there is a lesson there.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marie Stadler on May 9, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Best book I have read in a long time...I hightly recommend you read this book or buy it as gift
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search