Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mighty fine, but it's not mine.

This time it's not mine!

The easy-to-read, short chapters in Chicken Soup for the Soul Simply Happy, are gleaned from author, Amy Newmark's own life, as well as some of the thousands of stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul contributors. 

This 260 page book is filled with motivational thoughts and quotes, practical advice to improve one's life, and positive tips that lead to more self-confidence. Newmark shares family stories and photos, her personal strengths and weaknesses, and she graciously gives readers a glimpse into her company's workings. 

Amy Newmark, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul, intimately connects with the reader when she admits she suffers from what psychologists refer to as "Imposter Syndrome."
Short chapters, life saving tips, and topics on how to say no and when to say yes; inspirational unexplained happenings; dream analysis; and the power of forgiveness (to  name a few) provide a satisfying read.

Newmark playfully entertains as she shares her latest and greatest decision on her mode of  arrival at her upcoming vacation destination —a revelation that made me gasp. 

I was slightly distracted by the author "telling" the reader she was going to tell us something at the beginning of the chapter. I prefer to just read about the topic. But other than that, I enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it. It is so much more than a self-help book! It is an inside glimpse into who Amy Newmark is: a likable, down-to-earth, author, Editor-in-Chief, and owner of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Other than an advance copy of the book, I am not being compensated for my review.


Connie said...

This sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing your review!

K9friend said...

Amy is a dynamo. She always has ideas for new projects.


Sioux said...

Unexplained happenings? I wonder if Amy could tackle the ghosts that hang around in Val's house?

Thanks for the review, Linda.

Bookie said...

This is one CS book I had never heard of...thanks for the alert and good review!

Val said...

If it deals with unexplained happenings, it's the book for me!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Sounds like a good read. And Impostor Syndrome is real!!

BECKY said...

Hi Linda! Great review! I received my copy in the mail a day or two ago and I'm in the midst of reading mine, too!