Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Simply Happy. Yes, indeed.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received an ARC of Simply Happy in exchange for my honest review.

Off and on for the past 13 years, I've been contributing stories to the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies. It's always a thrill to open the box of books they send me with each publication. I've been published in 8 of the books, with 2 of my stories appearing in the Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition Reader's Choice. 

Recently, the CSS editor-in-chief, Amy Newmark, contacted me and asked if I would be willing to review her new book, Simply Happy. Of course, I thought. I would love to. 

I had high expectations for this book and I wasn't disappointed. Amy's keen eye for spotting a good story and her precise editing skills were already working in her favor. But it's her writing, both conversational and compelling, that makes this book a winner. I found it to be a perfect companion to my morning coffee as I digested a chapter a day, savoring the wisdom and inspiration consistent with the Chicken Soup for the Soul name. Chock full of stories Amy gleaned from the thousands that have appeared in the anthologies, Amy's found the perfect recipe for sharing her own journey toward happiness.

Simply Happy is quite simply a joy to read and re-read. I cannot recommend this book more highly. While I usually post my reviews on Wednesdays, this week I made an exception because today is Pub Day for this inspirational book. So head out to your favorite book seller (or Amazon if you're housebound) and pick up your copy and maybe a few more. After all, what better gift for the holidays than "A Crash Course in Chicken Soup for the Soul Advice and Wisdom"? And it's always a bonus to get your Christmas shopping done early, right?

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