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A Short Guide to a Happy Life

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

This is the book that changed my life!

I read this book when going through a tough time in my life. I had lots of questions about how my life was going and I was the only person who could answer those questions. A Short Guide to a Happy Life helped me sort through lots of debris in my life and find a path ...
I read this book when going through a tough time in my life. I had lots of questions about how my life was going and I was the only person who could answer those questions. A Short Guide to a Happy Life helped me sort through lots of debris in my life and find a path to happiness. I have given this book to many friends at tough times in their lives as well and I hope it has helped them as much as it helped me.

posted by sheltielover on February 8, 2010

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Dissapointing

I like Anna Quindlen, but this book was dissapointing. I can't imagine why it's been successful other than brilliant marketing and the author's good name. Perhaps I just expected too much, but there is not much more to this little book than 'you should get a life, and a...
I like Anna Quindlen, but this book was dissapointing. I can't imagine why it's been successful other than brilliant marketing and the author's good name. Perhaps I just expected too much, but there is not much more to this little book than 'you should get a life, and appreciate it.' Over half the pages are taken up by unoriginal stock photos. If you want a little book filled with truly thought-provoking advice on living a happy life, I highly recommend 'Open Your Mind, Open Your Life' by Taro Gold.

posted by Anonymous on April 26, 2001

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    It's a quick read but contain many thought provoking statements. Reminds us to be grateful for what we have. It could be gone tomorrow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Loved the sentiments- but wish i knew it was only a few pages long!

    This collection of advice and sentiments I enjoyed, however I wish I knew it was only a few pages long BEFORE I purchased it for $12 on my Nook! I realize the title says, "A Short Guide", but really this is no more than a thoughtful excerpt, and that should have been more clear, so "buyer beware"! Took a few minutes to read the entire guide!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2001

    Let's try again Anna!

    No doubt Anna Quindlen is a gifted writer. I am one of her fans. I have enjoyed all of her writings, but... you'll be dissapointed. Quindlen gives us a nice few pages of some anecdotal mush that falls short of what you'd expect from her. I suppose my expectations were too high. Because of the size of the little book I thought it would a gem but after I finished it I was sort of dissillusioned. There is nothing there. I could have done better but, hey, I wouldn't have gotten to first base. Why you ask? Because I'm not a bestselling author. Just watch Ophra. Jeffery Davis

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    Posted February 16, 2012

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