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Publisher's Summary

We all have those days when life could use a lift. Enter Bright Side Up, a clever and comforting compendium to help you shift your perspective and appreciate what's right in front of you. With the warmth and wisdom of a dear friend, this deceptively simple guide offers emergency optimism when you need it with fresh tips that can be put to use on the spot, including:

  • Thank the lemons
  • Rally in the rain delay
  • Steer life like a motorcycle
  • Ask your one-hundred-year-old self
  • Plan your party story
  • Dip in whenever you need a boost. Because when you can find the sunshine in your every day, you'll feel brighter, too.

    ©2012 Amy Spencer (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC

    Critic Reviews

    "Don't obsess about changing your life; change the way you look at the life you have. This pithy guide tells you how." (O, The Oprah Magazine)
    "Spread sunshine with 100 get-happy tips in Amy Spencer's Bright Side Up." (Self magazine)

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    • Kevin
    • WESTFIELD, NJ, United States
    • 05-07-12

    Great Book!! Especially in Audio Format!!

    What made the experience of listening to Bright Side Up the most enjoyable?

    Start and end my day with it in the car!

    What did you like best about this story?

    Apply it right away.

    Have you listened to any of Amy Spencer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Only that I related very much to the concepts described.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Happy!

    I completely enjoyed this book from beginning to end! It really made me think of the more positive events in my day to day life.

    She stays upbeat and pleasant to listen to. She explains personal experiences of her own and of some of the people in her life. I like how she shares how to incorporate these things to my everyday life and my way of thinking.

    I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have! :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    A Bright Surprise! And Many Good Reminders!

    I bought this book as it was one of the buy-2-get-1 free and I really wasn't expecting much from it. It seemed interesting, looked good, but I really wasn't sure if it was going to be one of those new-agey meditative books or something solid I could enjoy without having to have all my karma in row.

    It turned out to be a wonderful surprise as Amy is a wonderful writer and reader of her own work. It offered some great reminders with good stories and facts to go with them. I never felt lectured to or that she was someone who was just oblivious to life's sadder side, but her spin on how to take a bad event or moment and put a good spin on it was very wise and helpful.

    This is one book I'm keeping on my iPhone to listen to again and again. Especially when I'm not appreciating my life or all I have, this book will remind me again and again, how to lean towards optimism.

    Nicely done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful