How To Be Happy, Dammit: A Cynic's Guide To Spiritual Happiness

Paperback | July 31, 2001

byKaren Salmansohn

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Guaranteed to perk up even the most cynical spirit, HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT is the first and only self-help book that merges psychology, biology, eastern and western philosophies, quantum physics, and the Zen of Bazooka Joe. Think love and happiness have passed you by? Think no schmaltzy book can help you capture the life-joy you're looking for? This book is different, promises author Karen Salmansohn. Peek within its colorful, uniquely designed pages, and you really will find pearls of wisdom to help you discover more satisfaction every day. And you'll find no saccharine sweetness here. This book tells it like it is, exploring the ups and downs of life in a straightforward, thought-provoking, and humorous way. HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT is the self-help book for people who don't buy self-help books. It may not change your life (unless you let it), but it will certainly brighten your day, even if you are a die-hard cynic. • Includes 44 life lessons that will save you years of time, effort, and navel-gazing.• Inspiring, fanciful graphics and illustrations throughout.• Karen Salmansohn's book How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days or Less Using the Secrets of Professional Dog Trainers has sold over 450,000 copies.

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Review by Heather Reisman, CEO of Indigo Books & Music Inc.If you want some fun reading that will lift the spirit every time you pick it up, read How To Be Happy Dammit. This book will make you think, smile, and generally feel a new sense of optimism about life in general.

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Guaranteed to perk up even the most cynical spirit, HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT is the first and only self-help book that merges psychology, biology, eastern and western philosophies, quantum physics, and the Zen of Bazooka Joe. Think love and happiness have passed you by? Think no schmaltzy book can help you capture the life-joy you're lo...

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“Life Lesson #21: You must remember: You are here now . . . no, no, now . . . NO, NOW! You are a human being and not a human was or a human will be. So you try to spend more time being present—and less time being busy. Though, granted, things have gotten a heck more hectic since you were born. You now even have an answering machine. (Y...

New Yorker and 'tween expert KAREN SALMANSOHN is the best-selling author of lots of books for adults including How to Be Happy, Dammit! (Ten Speed Press).

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 31, 2001Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/HarmonyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1587611198

ISBN - 13:9781587611193

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to read and incredibly enlightening This book is a collection of life lessons explained through very funny, entertaining, and memorable parables. It is an easy read...only a few hours...but it's a book you will read several times. I've already purchased 3 copies because my friends borrow the book and I never get it back, because they pass it on to others. This book teaches you that your life is very much up to you, because your life is actually the result of the way you think and the choices you make. I found it wonderfully insightful and sensible.
Date published: 2005-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book Ever Speaking as someone who used to be as cynical as there gets this is the book that changed my entire outlook on life. It makes you laugh and it makes you think. It's the best self-help book out there.
Date published: 2003-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How to be Happy, Dammit Wow! Cool book! A lot of helpful, soul-boosting info in very few words, (i.e. a big bang for your book bucks)! I read this in one evening and have since re-read it 5 or 6 times. (This is amazing since I'm only managing 1 book every 2 months right now.) There's something in this book for everyone to use in their day-to-day living. Plentiful humour combined with simple philosophy actually touch on answering that age-old question: What IS the meaning of Life? . Add visually pleasing photography/art and here's a 3-thumbs up book! (ok, use a big toe!)
Date published: 2002-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A excellent easy read This is not your normal book with lines and paragraphs, but a book with colorful designs and photographs to illustrate the points. There are total 44 life lessons in the book, you can finish in half an hour or a life time. There is a great book to buy as a gift for yourself and for your friends. Everyone will love it.
Date published: 2002-03-02

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Review by Heather Reisman, CEO of Indigo Books & Music Inc.

If you want some fun reading that will lift the spirit every time you pick it up, read How To Be Happy Dammit. This book will make you think, smile, and generally feel a new sense of optimism about life in general.

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“Life Lesson #21: You must remember: You are here now . . . no, no, now . . . NO, NOW! You are a human being and not a human was or a human will be. So you try to spend more time being present—and less time being busy. Though, granted, things have gotten a heck more hectic since you were born. You now even have an answering machine. (You now even have people to avoid on this answering machine.) You also know that sometimes you can get so outrageously busy that you could pass by a troll standing on the street corner waving a million bucks at you . . . and you might not even notice. Meaning . . . Life Lesson #22: It doesn't matter how fast you get there if you're heading in the wrong direction.” —From HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT"Offers tasty mood food. . . .a fascinating read." —The Toronto Star Week