The Poetic Pursuit of Happyness: What Makes YOU Happy

The Poetic Pursuit of Happyness: What Makes YOU Happy

by Ronald Applin
The Poetic Pursuit of Happyness: What Makes YOU Happy

The Poetic Pursuit of Happyness: What Makes YOU Happy

by Ronald Applin


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It seems like many people struggle to find joy and peace in life. Like Will Smith's character in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness, we all want to feel, "this part of my life, this little part, is called 'happyness!' " Well, what does "happyness" mean to you? Have you found "happyness?" Are you still pursuing "happyness?" In our book, we take you along our life's journey to find #BlackBoyJoy and princely peace. REVIEWS "This book of poems is refreshing! Leroy Long III and Ronald Applin combine popular culture, sports, STEM, spirituality and life experiences in poems that tug at the heart and reveal the experiences of two creative, accomplished black men. Their words and photos remind me of times gone by and of future possibilities for individuals and families. Sharing their vulnerabilities and personal truths in each poem, Long and Applin present stories of happyness, encouraging readers to reflect on their own life stories. Reading each poem reminds me of the works of Dr. Maya Angelou and of modern poets and lyricists such as Jill Scott or Common, resulting in a book of musical and therapeutic words that feel good and heal in times where happyness and hope are needed." - Monica Cox (Professor, Author) "Real and relatable poems for the 21st century poetry fan, no matter what age!" - Rachel Briggs (K-12 Educator) "The Poetic Pursuit of Happyness reminds me how fun and necessary it is to lend one's perspective of the world in poetic form. 'People over Products' and 'Self Control' are necessary mantras for staying mentally healthy through this covid-19 pandemic and beyond." - Nate Briggs (IT Professional, Poet) "This book of poetry is a collection of diverse life experiences that range from sports to spirituality. Dr. Long's vulnerability allows us to take a look into his life, while at the same time causing its readers to look at their own lives. Culture, Athletics, STEM, Spirituality, this book covers it all!!! Great read!!!" - Frank Scott (Coach, Poet)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781714778652
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 04/30/2020
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)
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