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Simple tools for creating more happiness

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-13

Where does Happiness as a Second Language rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first time I've listened to an audio version of a self help book. I was concerned about whether the book would hold my interest while listening to it...but I had nothing to worry about. Valerie Alexander does a wonderful job of interweaving her own personal (and interesting) life story with the tools needed for creating lasting happiness. She has had a lot of highs and lows in her life and clearly knows what it takes to be happy. Overall, the audiobook was easy to listen to and follow. It is just as good as any other audiobook I've listened to in the past.

What about Valerie Alexander’s performance did you like?

Valerie Alexander has a wonderful and soothing voice. I truly appreciated her candor regarding her own struggles to find happiness and how it is something she works at everyday. She is very clear from the beginning that it takes work to be happy.

Any additional comments?

The tools the author provides are simple and straightforward and I have already started applying them to my own life. As a mom to young children, I started introducing them to a couple of the suggested tools for happiness. At bedtime my son and I list things which made us happy that day and we also are on the lookout for our happy colors during the day. The information provided in the book is applicable not only to adults, but also to children, and I really appreciate that. It was probably not an intentional thing on the author's part, but I am glad that it can benefit my children too.