Allen Klein is a motivational speaker and author who believes strongly in the way words can influence how we feel mentally, physically, and spiritually. In this day of tweeting, texting, cyberspeak and the non-language of email, the written and spoken word has the power to touch our hearts and lift our spirit that is extraordinary.
In this The Art of Living Joyfully, Jollytologist Allen Klein presents a compendium of advice and plain common sense comprising a guide to good cheer. This wonderful collection of quips, quotes, and instruction comes from a variety of people and from all eras of history. Dividing the books thematically, covering such topics as friendship, laughter, beauty, nature, faith, and more, this is a book to cherish for oneself and to give as a heartfelt gift.
A strange little book. I tried this short listen because I read an article about great things happening when you introduce positive thoughts in the form of listening to motivational speakers. At first--in the early ten minutes--I thought I had made a mistake, that it was too monotonous. Just really long lists of quotes under specific headings read out followed by the author's name. But I kept listening and I found an odd thing happening. My brain zoned out on some of what was read and then would latch on to other bits. What I focus on seems to vary each time I listen. I found myself thinking about new ideas and possibilities. Interesting.
The quotes do stick with you and I find myself thinking about them later the next day. I am listening to this book before bed and it does seem to be having the desired effect. The narrator sounds a little like an infomercial--but not too bad--hence the 3.5 stars for the performance. The author offers additional tips and tricks for using the ideas presented in the book. Recommended as a really simple and painless way to add positivity to your life. So far so good.
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