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How Can I Smile at a Time Like This?: Awakening to the Precious Dharma Teachings Hidden Within Our Everyday Problems based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Dear Abby meets the Dalai Lama in this small but concise book that says what it needs to say and doesn't bog you down with Eastern philosophy and foreign terms. The author gives practical advice to letter-writers on all sorts of topics from broken hearts to suicides. The advice is based on her own wit and wisdom but includes an undercurrent of Buddhist teachings (in plain English). She talks about how the mind can often make our problems worse, how our ego gets us into trouble, and how we need to learn not to cling to what (or who) we think we must have. This book is an enjoyable read - broken into short chapters which makes it perfect for busy people or bedtime readers like myself.