The Happy Book: A Journal to Celebrate What Makes You Happy

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The Happy Book shows how to practice and celebrate happiness so you can find it when you really need it. Packed with creative prompts, wacky ideas, and hip activities, this is the ultimate pick-me-up. Packaged to encourage doodling and drawing, The Happy Book has space to scribble thoughts, make lists, fill in the blanks, and paste pictures. This book is about creating a record of what makes you glad, whether that means '80s hair bands or hot chocolate with churros.

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Overview

The Happy Book shows how to practice and celebrate happiness so you can find it when you really need it. Packed with creative prompts, wacky ideas, and hip activities, this is the ultimate pick-me-up. Packaged to encourage doodling and drawing, The Happy Book has space to scribble thoughts, make lists, fill in the blanks, and paste pictures. This book is about creating a record of what makes you glad, whether that means '80s hair bands or hot chocolate with churros.

Fully interactive and customizable for each reader, The Happy Book allows today's social networking fans an offline outlet for play. From photo scavenger hunts to cake baking to finger painting, everyone's happy formula is unique. The Happy Book enables readers to celebrate and share whatever gives them wall-to-wall joy.

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The authors' premise is that if you are feeling sad and have completed the pages of this workbook, you can pick it up, read a page, and feel good again. Quotes and anecdotes fill the top and bottom of the pages, leaving the center blank for you to fill in your happiness thoughts, draw a picture of something that makes you happy, or journal about what you did on summer vacation. This is nothing more than a notebook filled with doodles and aspirations. The premise that people need to be reminded of reasons to be happy when they are feeling down is solid, but this is borderline ridiculous.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402226526
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 193
  • Sales rank: 315,167
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Kempster is a crafter, blogger and a book publicist who has written for The San Diego Reader and has appeared on the Today show as a corporate spokesperson.

Meg Leder is a published author and is a book editor. She has written for iVillage, Match.com, Writer's Digest, Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market, and Cincinnati Magazine and has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show as a craft expert.

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  • Posted November 30, 2009

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    This is really a Happy Book!

    What can I say about The Happy Book? I love it! As soon as I got it home I was scribbling in it and doodling and following the prompts. There's one prompt that asks you to write a haiku about something that makes you happy. The 1st thing I thought of was my husband. I finished my haiku and smiled. Then of course I showed it to him and he smiled, too! So not only is my Happy Book making me happy, it's making others happy, also.
    The Happy Book is a great tool for helping you remember the little (and big) things that put a smile on your face.
    Run out and get one and start filling it up! On the days when it seems like not much is going your way you can pick it up and thumb through it and get an instant smile :) Just thinking about adding more to it puts a smile on my face. :D

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Making time for yourself

    I found this book to come to me as a sign. One night i was talking with a friend on the hone and i asked why is it s hard to just be happy? In the morning on my fb feed there it was the happy book not from the friend I spoke to but through some other page. went out to try to find it right away thinking that it was a sign from my guardian angel to make things happen....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    Awesome/fun book

    A great "work book" to discover our inner child and what makes us happy. I highly recommend this book along with their new book, the secret me book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    Helps to make you happy! (and organized in doing so)

    I suffer from bipolar depression and needed a book to help me realize things to be grateful for and what things make me happy. This book does just that. It's fun to fill out and it's fun to go back and read what you wrote!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    Super cute

    Ok, so the book looks a little dorky to have lying around, but I really love it! Within just a few minutes of writing I was feeling pretty good- realized how many simple little things there are in life with the power make me happy. Especially for ppl who don't journal consistently, this is a great way to start putting pen to paper with simple, effective prompts. Mostly its creating lists, so its a no brainer. I'd recommend, it put a smile on MY face!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Fun and Inspiring Book

    This is a fun book, set-up in a workbook style. It makes you think about any and everything that makes you happy! I would highly recommend it.

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