An Amateur s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness is a collection of road-tested maps - guidelines built from the personal experiences of other amateurs - that you can use to personalize your own happiness journey. This book will help you take charge of your own happiness, navigate the unhappy obstacles, and go confidently in the direction of whatever makes you happy.
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This book isn't going to give you pat, little answers or a neat to do list for how to "get to happy." That's not to say it isn't practical, though. The best advice is the advice that's given from the heart and that's full of respect and this is exactly what you'll get from Reints. She offers her personal story, her own choices and glimpses of her little and big life journeys in an open and honest way. With a quiet brilliance, she offers us a an organic method to cultivate our own definitions of happiness based on our individual needs and unique circumstance. She is, in every sense, a true teacher -- a master who does not give the answers, but prepares your mind to both find and receive them. I'm an avid reader of personal development books, and I can tell you that this type of book is rare in its genre. It is a quick read, well written, but profoundly insightful. You won't be disappointed.
What is missing from all of the other happiness books, you will find in this book. The author of The Amateur's Guide shares (honestly) her own real and personal struggles along with suggestions on finding happiness in our every-day that didn't feel preachy The most important revelation was when the author discovered that happiness wasn't a goal to reach with an end, but (as the title suggests) an ongoing pursuit. Filled with easy-to-read conversation-like writing, sprinkled with quotes and valuable research, this book will set you on the road to your own pursuit of happiness.