How to Be Happy, Dammit: A Cynic's Guide to Spiritual Happiness

How to Be Happy, Dammit: A Cynic's Guide to Spiritual Happiness

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by Karen Salmansohn
     
 

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Guaranteed to perk up even the most cynical spirit, HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT is the first and only self-help book that merges psychology, biology, eastern and western philosophies, quantum physics, and the Zen of Bazooka Joe. Think love and happiness have passed you by? Think no schmaltzy book can help you capture the life-joy you're looking for? This book is different

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Guaranteed to perk up even the most cynical spirit, HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT is the first and only self-help book that merges psychology, biology, eastern and western philosophies, quantum physics, and the Zen of Bazooka Joe. Think love and happiness have passed you by? Think no schmaltzy book can help you capture the life-joy you're looking for? This book is different, promises author Karen Salmansohn. Peek within its colorful, uniquely designed pages, and you really will find pearls of wisdom to help you discover more satisfaction every day. And you'll find no saccharine sweetness here. This book tells it like it is, exploring the ups and downs of life in a straightforward, thought-provoking, and humorous way. HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT is the self-help book for people who don't buy self-help books. It may not change your life (unless you let it), but it will certainly brighten your day, even if you are a die-hard cynic. • Includes 44 life lessons that will save you years of time, effort, and navel-gazing.• Inspiring, fanciful graphics and illustrations throughout.• Karen Salmansohn's book How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days or Less Using the Secrets of Professional Dog Trainers has sold over 450,000 copies.


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“Life Lesson #21: You must remember: You are here now . . . no, no, now . . . NO, NOW! You are a human being and not a human was or a human will be. So you try to spend more time being present—and less time being busy. Though, granted, things have gotten a heck more hectic since you were born. You now even have an answering machine. (You now even have people to avoid on this answering machine.) You also know that sometimes you can get so outrageously busy that you could pass by a troll standing on the street corner waving a million bucks at you . . . and you might not even notice. Meaning . . . Life Lesson #22: It doesn't matter how fast you get there if you're heading in the wrong direction.” —From HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT"Offers tasty mood food. . . .a fascinating read." —The Toronto Star Week

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607742371
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
06/20/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
248,554
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

New Yorker and 'tween expert KAREN SALMANSOHN is the best-selling author of lots of books for adults including How to Be Happy, Dammit! (Ten Speed Press).


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How to Be Happy, Dammit: A Cynic's Guide to Spiritual Happiness 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
MargaretKS More than 1 year ago
This is an uplifting book with really great ideas on how to jump start some happiness. I like the way Karen writes, it is engaging, funny and really makes you think.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book keeps you interest and you can't put it down. It changes your whole look on life-really!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has changed my life. I'm now able to be optimistic and see things from a different point of view. I was so amazed that someone could be so right about exactly what I was feeling. It made me feel like I wasn't alone and completely brightened my perspective on things.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this in a store, sat down, and wasted the afternoon reading it. I was amazed. I was shocked. I was moved, and I was more inspired than ever before(and I've seen a lot weight-loss ads and Disney Channel movies!). I'm using this book to get over my ex-boyfriend and make him crazy for me. Sucks to be him. I'm happy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, How To Be Happy Dammit, is wonderful -- bright, colorful, humorous, and helpful. Now I hear the sequel is coming soon, 7 Lively Sins: How to Enjoy Your Life, Dammit, and I bet it will be great too and they will make a fine pair. The author's writing and book design are a joy for readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like almost all of Karen Salmansohn's various and diverse books. They can be read for the humor, read for the insight, and/or read for comfort. For those of us sometimes troubled by our sensitive temperaments or our tendencies toward negative attitudes and feelings, How to be Happy - Dammit, can be a comfortable and helpful companion. It is an excellent book, in terms of the content, the illustrations, the layout, the whole attitude & etc.. On my bedside, for when I can't get to sleep or I wake up feeling blue, I keep copies of Julie Norem's The Positive Power of Negative Thinking and KS's How to be Happy - Dammit. They are good books that help me keep my spirits up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book that everyone should own. I highly recommend this book. I have shared it with my friends and each one can relate to many subjects in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How to Be Happy, Dammit is a journey to the epiphany. What a great book dedicated to self-discovery and self-acceptance. As the President/CEO of EmpowerMag.com, I must read several books on the subject of personal growth and this book by far ranks in my top five! Philippe Matthews President/CEO EmpowerMag.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the read. Lots of pictures so it looks best on color nooks
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book, filled with quotes and inspirational ideas for bad days or times when you just need a little pick-up. The design of the pages really keeps your attention and here's my favorite quote: 'Even your yearning for sex is really a dyslexic search for love.' Don't miss this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could have been a good book but the text was to small to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can barely read the text and what can be read isnt that great.
Maria Nino More than 1 year ago
The fonts are so small it just look like the book was scanned on a very low resolution hard time reading i was expecting something better just coutes and pictures really waste of money it may be a good book on paper digitally sucks not quality at all only 49 pages