Friday, March 9, 2018

Review: The Five Thieves of Happieness

Title The Five Thieves of Happiness
By John Izzo
Genre Self Help/Nonfiction
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
What's keeping you from being happy? Does happiness come from outside sources or is it something found within. This book talks about five things that are stealing your happiness and what you can do to stop them and live a happy life.

First Sentence
A Thief is someone who steals what's rightfully ours.






(No Friday Flicks today. I saw Death Wish and, well, I figured you didn't care to hear about that one. It's a Bruce Willis movie. 'nuff said.)

In spite of my reading slump, I am making it through a few books. It didn't hurt that this one was so short. My friend recommended it and I'm glad she did.

Who doesn't want more happiness in their life? This book is great! It's short, not overly preachy, and actually has actions you can take. I've talked about how I hate when self help books just talk about your problem rather than offering solutions.

I loved how this book promoted open mindedness. It was my favorite thing about it. But I also thought it had a lot of truth in it. The thieves he talks about really do rob us of happiness. How do I know that? Because they've been robbing me of happiness my whole life!

Excellent little book. I'd highly recommend it to get you thinking.

14 comments:

  1. Aww, come on! I love Bruce Willis. But, it's okay. I think I need to read this one. It might be very helpful.

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    1. I love Bruce too. It’s a good book.

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  2. You're right...who doesn't want more happiness in their life? I know I do! :)

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  3. I think I really need this book in my life right now, lol. Thanks for the suggestion and the review!

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  4. Interesting. I've never heard of this one before, but it sounds like a good one.

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  5. Huh this sounds pretty good! I can see where it being practical and not super preachy would be nice... and there's probably lotsa things we can do to be happier!

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    1. It’s a good one and I love that it wasn’t preachy.

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  6. I've been really getting into self-help books lately. Think I'm getting to that age where I realise that all the stuff society tells you should be important isn't and I'm trying to navigate my way out of that mindset. Thanks for the recommend!

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    1. This is why I love you, Lan. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing lately. Just trying to figure out what I really think not just what I’ve been told to think.

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  7. I guess we all need this kind of book at times and it's good to refer to it whenever we've those down times.

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