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Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart Hardcover – November 26, 2013
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As a mommy of four, it is so important for me to teach my children to live their lives with a grateful heart. I thank Trista, my fellow mom-ista, for all the tips, stories, and research on how to do that. It's also a great reminder for us parents too!”Tori Spelling, actress and bestselling author
We call Trista the godmother’ of The Bachelor franchise for a reason. She stands for everything that's good about our show and lifeand that shines through in her book. After reading Happily Ever After, I’m even more proud to call her my friend.”Chris Harrison, Host, The Bachelor
As a two-time cancer survivor and co-founder of the charity organization, Grassroot Soccer, I know the undeniable value of gratitude. Whether you are giving or receiving, Happily Ever After shows us what I have come to accept as truth--in order to fully live a happy life, you must acknowledge the gifts that life has to offer and be thankful for all of them...big and small.”Ethan Zohn, 2002 winner of Survivor
This book is a wonderful reminder that in everything we do we should give thanks. From the beautiful life-changers to the everyday little things to the struggles that break us down, EVERYTHING is a gift and it's important for us to acknowledge that.”Ali Landry, actress and model, and Miss USA 1996
Happily Ever After is profound, passionate and practical. These stories of gratitude will move, inspire and touch youyou will not be able to live your life the same way.”Lee M. Brower, Founder, Empowered Wealth, LC, Business Family Coach, author, speaker, and featured teacher on gratitude in the book and movie, The Secret
Trista is someone who exudes light and joy, and I'm grateful that she's harnessed some of that for this uplifting, full-of-healthy-tidbits book about the importance and fun of having an optimistic view of the world. Thanks, Trista!”Kimberly Williams-Paisley, actress
Ciao Bella, November 2013
A wonderful holiday read!”
Part autobiography, part self-help book If you could use a heartwarming read or a reminder of how we can all live with gratitude, take a read of Happily Ever After.”
Sutter has such a positive outlook on life and she reflects that in this book.”
The anecdotes woven through the book feel real and sincere In a world of over-indulged and self-serving celebrities, it’s nice see someone who knows how good they have it and is willing to share her feelings openly.”
BookViews blog, 12/31/2013
I have no doubt this book could help someone hoping their dream of lasting love come true and wondering, perhaps, why it hasn’t yet.”
[A] heart-warming book.”
Trista’s optimism and passion for life is an inspiration for all and her new book Happily Ever After will inspire you to see each day with a different perspective. From her own experience to related research, this book with take you on a journey of what it means to have a grateful heart and how that can lead to happiness.”
St. Louis Post Dispatch1/26/14
The book is frank and personal.”
[Sutter] writes in a breezy, casual fashion, which mirrors her sunny personality.”
Serves as a powerful reminder for the important role gratitude plays in our lives, as guided by Trista’s own engaging spirit.”
San Francisco Book Review, 2/3/14
The first part of the book is helpful and cheery reading [Sutter] presents common sense and helpful advice for looking on the bright side of life A good read for her fans.”
Kick Ass Book reviews, 1/29/14
Trista is just as sweet on paper as she is on the television screen Trista honestly makes you love her more than you already did as she shares her personal struggles You’ll walk away feeling grateful for the reminder of what’s really important in life.”
Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate, 2/23/14
An easy-to-read book, and it would make a good gift for anyone who wants a relaxing read that is filled with fun ideas to make life your own happily ever after.”
About the Author
Trista Sutter has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Parade, People, Good Housekeeping, EOnline.com, and Babble.com, and on shows such as The Tonight Show, Oprah, and 20/20. She has been a correspondent for Good Morning America, Extra, and Miss America; a spokesperson; a blogger; and a celebrity dancer on Dancing with the Stars. Currently a work-at-home mom, and designer for her Grateful Heart Collection with Glory Haus, she lives near Vail, Colorado, with her family.
Top Customer Reviews
The biggest message I got from the book is that she buried herself in debt for a college education which included joining a sorority. And she still speaks of debt after a contract that paid them big money to have a televised wedding.
I hope her next book will be about how she and Ryan lived within their means and happily ever after. Perhaps she needs to contact Dave Ramsey?
I think this book will be embraced by the high school and college age readers more than anyone else. For an older reader, it was not one I found hard to put down or experiences that seemed all that challenging in the big picture of life...especially for someone who has lived through a tremendous number of challenges.
Another negative, for me, was how she kept telling the stories of other people I mean, it's her book, why not tell more of her own stories about why she's so grateful, rather than telling someone else's story, even if she finds them inspiring? The book just didn't seem to come together as a whole at all, and seemed very disjointed. I'm not even sure what kind of a book she was trying to write with this, a self-help or biography- then again, I'm not even sure she even knew what she was going for! It's great that she's so grateful about things in her life, but this book was just not for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The first few chapters were interesting, but after about page 30 I got extremely bored. It was very repetitive and filled with quotes from other people/songs/poems/etc. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Nicole Young
Women like Trista had lived it up to their dreams! and that means that women can definitely control in our male manipulated society, where sexism and misogyny are still very... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karen
I have been a devout fan from day one on both The Bachelor and T he Bachelorette. Their love is proof that God does work in mysterious ways.Published 2 months ago by Destiney
Not really about what it claims to be about. I thought it was going to be more about her happily ever after and a grateful heart for the relationship and marriage. Read morePublished 10 months ago by MJ
One of my favorites. I love her openness. I will read this book again and again.Published 12 months ago by CANDY King