If you’re looking for a special gift for a BFF, mother, sister –for whatever occasion, birthday, holiday, look no further. I have the best gift idea for you.
Simply Happy‘s subtitle is “A Crash Course in Chicken Soup for the Soul Advice and Wisdom.” It’s by Chicken Soup publisher and editor-in-chief Amy Newmark, who set out to distill the wisdom from all the many Chicken Soup anthologies into a single volume of great, actionable tips.
In a word? Great. It’s a really neat little package of positive advice on everything from not being afraid to speak out and learning to love your body to what you can accomplish in a single spare minute. That’s right: one minute. Who wouldn’t want a book of universal wisdom, born of the experience of hundreds of women? That’s why it’s such a great gift idea.
There’s a section on removing toxic people –frenemies–from our lives, another on forgiveness and one of my favorites, a chapter titled “My Mother is an Alien.” It’s about daring to be different when raising children. Yes, something for everyone in this book.
Everything we need to improve our lives is inside us, Newmark says, and then proves it by this easy-to-read, helpful book, perfect for bedtime reading or even a lazy afternoon with a cup of tea.
In fact, a lovely gift idea would be the book, a beautiful tea cup and a box of tea. I know I’d love to get a gift like that for Christmas or my birthday.
I’ve sold a couple of essays to the Chicken Soup series and I know that not everyone is interested in every Chicken Soup title. But this is one book that anyone would love and benefit from.
Want a copy? I’m doing a giveaway. To qualify for the giveaway, leave a comment (and make sure your email address is in the comment sign-in so I can notify you if you win). Giveaway ends on Friday, Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m. and sorry, giveaway is only open to residents of the continental U.S.
Amy sent me a copy of this book for an honest review–and you just got it. I love this book and think it makes a perfect gift. I know you will agree.
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