Chicken Soup for the Soul (Paperback)

Simply Happy: A Crash Course in Chicken Soup for the Soul Advice and Wisdom

By Amy Newmark

Chicken Soup for the Soul, 9781611599497, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

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A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Lifestyle Pick for Fall 2016. Amy Newmark distills advice and wisdom from her life and more than 20,000 Chicken Soup for the Soul stories into this crash course in how to be happy.  


You’ll be entertained, energized, and enlightened by dozens of practical, simple tips that work instantly to improve your everyday life and your future. Learn about:

    using thankfulness to change your relationships

·    easy time management tips

·    having fun while raising responsible kids

·    using the power of no to make time for what matters

·    making a habit of stepping outside your comfort zone

·    harnessing your dreams to discover what you already know

·    changing your life forever through forgiveness

·    six easy ways to reduce stress and keep it away

·    why you need to eliminate toxic people from your life

·    how to get the best out of everyone—family, friends and strangers

·    why you should strive for excellence but not perfection

·    and many more life-changing tips you can implement instantly

About the Author

Amy Newmark is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Praise For Chicken Soup for the Soul: Simply Happy: A Crash Course in Chicken Soup for the Soul Advice and Wisdom

This compilation of lessons from a Wall Street investment banker turned self-help author and publisher will enrich the lives of its readers. Nine years ago, Newmark (Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less) and her husband, Bill, acquired the ubiquitous Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise. With this book, she aims to help readers enact similarly dramatic life changes. Newmark weaves her stories and those of others into a series of lessons on going easier on yourself, loving your body, pre­tending to be confident so you eventually come to be so, expecting the best of people, being bold and trusting your instincts, practicing gratitude, enjoying the little things, and living with passion. Newmark adds that “happiness is not a mysterious, elusive lottery ticket” but "a jackpot within everyone's grasp once we remove the obstacles we put in our own paths."  Those obstacles also include "frenemies," whom the author advises readers to ditch. Sensible and empowering, Newmark’s work aims to teach others how to live a satisfying life.