Monday, November 14, 2011

The Humanist Approach to Happiness Review


Product Description

The Humanist Approach to Happiness is a book that basically says - here are personal ethics, here is why they are important, and here is how you can apply them to your daily life and why doing so will help you live a happier more productive life. It isn't a philosophy book so much as a book about the pragmatic reasons for being an ethical, compassionate and responsible person.

People who can benefit from this book include:

*Anyone who wants to learn more about Humanism and it's practical application to daily life
*Teens and Young adults looking for advice on everything from dating to dealing with jerks at work or at school.
*Anyone who is struggling with self-identity issues
*Anyone who is experiencing grief and wants a Humanist perspective on how to cope with it
*People dealing with addiction that are looking for secular advice on how to gain the courage to confront their addiction.
*Anyone who wants easy to understand lessons on how to start practicing Freethought
*And anyone who wants to better understand the benefits of applying critical thinking skills and ethical values to every day problem solving

About the Author

Jennifer Hancock is the former executive director for the Humanists of Florida Association, the Tampa Humanism and Freethought Examiner for and the publisher of the DVD An Introduction to Humanism. She also publishes a weekly blog and podcast on Happiness Through Humanism and writes a freelance column about Humanism for the Bradenton Herald. 

My thoughts:  
When I was offered the opportunity to review this book, I went into it without expectations.  I was hoping to gain some insight into how to better prepare my daughter on how to handle situations in her everyday life.  Parents want only the best for their kids, and I was seeking the opinion of someone else for direction.  The book is written in everyday language and although my Christian views did not always go hand in hand with the book, I did agree that each individual should take responsibility for their own happiness!  I appreciate the practical advise on how to handle finances and relationships.  Also, as a parent, I was very pleased at the section on respecting one's elders!  I feel that people can benefit from this book because it empowers the individual.

The author has offered Shelly's Bits and Pieces readers 20% off both the ebook and the paperback formats.  
Ebook -  : Coupon code: UT36F - Price will be $4.80 instead of $6.00 - that coupon expires Oct 1st 2012.  
 For the paperback they need to go to: and use the discount code: 2SV7A43M  That will get them 20% off the list of $12.98 - so the price will be $10.38  
 The book is also available at whatever online book retailer you might prefer to use 

Disclosure:  This book was received at no charge to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are my own!

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