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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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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    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 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.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2006

    two gift books

    Two great gift books for young adults: 1) this one is pretty good because Anna Quindlen has a knack for getting to the core of what matters in life. She writes simple but profound truth. and 2) Words to Live By (Emily and Kate Marshall) is great because we've got to tell young people what WE think is important. It's a guided journal you write in for someone. Quote Quindlen and others in it if you want, but add your own two cents. Very well laid out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    Recommend

    Easy and quick read. Worth reading again. Enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2007

    A reviewer

    I gave this book 4 stars because I have read others that I enjoyed more, such as Victoria Tunnermann's ESAMUEL. However, I would still recommend this one. I needed to make time for myself and take a breather, so to speak. This book helped me do just that, and reminded me of certain things I should have known.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2003

    I get something new each time I pick it up.

    I came to write this tonight afer reading this book for the third time. It's amazing how you get something new each time you read it. It's cheaper than therapy when you need a wake up call!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2001

    Little, Big Book

    This is a small book, but it packs a lot of wisdom and encouragement in just a few pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2001

    A Little book of Joy

    I got more pleasure out of this tiny book then many of the books I've read in the last ten years.It brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my lips.Along with the pictures it made feel so happy and made me want to call or go see everyone I love and give them a hug.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2000

    A Short Guide to a Happy Life

    Simple, yet provocative. A book doesnt have to be 300 pages to make a difference. I enjoyed the common sense ideas that remind me to enjoy life to the fullest.

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