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Being Happy!: A Handbook to Greater Confidence and Security [Paperback]

Andrew Matthews
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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Media Masters (30 Dec 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9810006640
  • ISBN-13: 978-9810006648
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 18 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a highly motivational self-help book with a difference: it has been written with great sensitivity in order that everybody, both young and old, can easily understand themselves and become in every way happier. The author's writings cover many aspects of life, among them attitudes, confidence, luck, success, depression, humour, forgiveness and many more. The book draws on everyday experiences and attitudes to show how we can change things for the better by adopting new approaches to people and situations. In an increasingly hard and insensitive environment, the secret of this book's success must be its relevance to the real life problems which all of us face, as well as the way in which the author provides some positive answers.

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed 3 Dec 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, losing my father to cancer and my mother to heart disease in a short space of time, I needed cheering up. I wouldn't say this book made me wildly ecstatic, but it certainly made me feel like getting out of bed. Unlike a lot of bland and overly academic self help books in which the writer seems to favour showing us how clever he is over practical steps that might actually help, Being Happy was instrumental in helping me rejoin life.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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I have hundreds of self-help books, some esoteric, some mystical but this simple down-to-earth book beats them all. This is the one I come back to again and again. And it doesn't require any complicated exercises or practice! I re-read it when I need to get back on track. And yes, after reading this book I *did* feel happier and got on with life in a more positive frame of mind. But you do need to read the book from beginning to end (it's a quick read) to get the life-affirming impact. I can recommend it for the trip to work each morning on the bus/tube. So far I have lent it to many friends and family members and all have enjoyed it.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant wisdom with your cuppa. 30 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. It contains a ton of wisdom, but presents it in a humourous, snappy way. It doesn't come down on you like a ton of bricks or make you feel deeply guilty about your past. What it does do is present each topic in a highly-readable, common-sense way which is easy to read and understand. The cartoons aren't bad either.
It's not the sort of book you read and then put away or give to the Oxfam shop, saying "I've read it". The trick with this book is to keep it handy, and read a couple of pages when you have a cup of tea. If you're feeling down, chances are you'll feel better for a quick butcher's. I vote it a winner.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent advice presented in a concise manner 16 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Humerous and invaluable - I have this book myself and am ordering another for a friend who spends her life beating herself up about her mistakes - I would love to give one to my mother! (and perhaps I will!). The advise is so well presented it is easy to read and remember. It has already changed my life and I am what's considered and 'upbeat' person. Absolutely brilliant.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book to read to be happy! 16 Sep 2006
Format:Paperback
Andrew has written (and drawn) a superb and snappy book. He covers everything you need to enjoy and succeed in life and explains everything really well. Easy to understand and a very enjoyable read. No big words or confusing language. Important knowledge contained within this book that could be read by anyone from 10-110 years old. Nice Summaries and nice pictures. And makes a nice present. Luckily the only thing he doesnt cover is the best mind techniques for business and sport otherwise no one would read my book!

Phil McNally

author, 'Winning Mentality -7 Mind Techniques used by Winners'
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant must read book! 22 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
What an eye-opening book this is. I never fail to tire of re-reading it. When life looks a little negative and I feel that I have lost my way through all of life's confusions, I pick up this book and always find something relevant and inspiring. All of Andrew Matthews books are well worth having in your collection. His illustrations are quirky and absolutely spot on, showing you in pictures what is not always possible to write in words. Very inspirational, uplifting and absolutely invaluable!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of sound advice and encouragement 17 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
A friend leant me this book and after reading it from cover to cover I went out and bought my own copy! This was two years ago and it's been like a 'bible' to me. I still often refer to it when I need a little motivation.
Many self-help books have religious associations which doesn't really appeal to me, however, this book was just full of good, sound common sense advice and encouragement. Oh and I'm much happier now than I've been in a long time...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Motivating and thought provoking 15 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book has got to be the best collection of good advice ever written. Andrew Matthews seems to be able to open our eyes to who we really are and help us change for the better, and just by reading this book you begin to see what being happy really means. It is presented in a light hearted way with examples from real life to illustrate his points, with summarys (nutshells) to help you organise your thoughts. This book was bought for me by a close friend who affectionately refered to me as a 'manic depressive'. He recommended it as a good book for positive thinking and he was right. It helps you to recognise your good and bad points and apprieciate what you have. BUY IT, READ IT, LOVE IT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love all of his book
I love all of his book, I use them like the bible for my life :) You won't be disappointed :)
Published 24 days ago by Dorisz Dobos
5.0 out of 5 stars Great supplier
Well received promptly - highly recommended
Published 1 month ago by sue gibson
4.0 out of 5 stars A Book for Every Home
Every one want's to be happy, and this book helps you to try and achieve That Goal that no one will want to say NO To !
Published 1 month ago by M C Menezes
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful pleasure to read. A gem
I've re-read this book recently. Its very accessible and to the point with lots of useful examples/ tips and is easy to read.
Published 1 month ago by Ms. Sally-anne Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Superb book for all ages - we have given it to many friends, including christeneing gift.; and also is re-read many times by memeberes of this family. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mac
5.0 out of 5 stars For adults & teenagers - really good
Easy to read & understand, both useful for adults & teenagers (preteens) - I leave it lying about & gets lots of use
Published 5 months ago by Dara
5.0 out of 5 stars Being Happy!A handbook to geater confidence Andrew Matthews
I would recommend this book to anyone. Especially if you are feeling
downhearted ; Life begins to take on a new meaning.
Published 6 months ago by mac
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of simple and usefull advice and ideas
I really like this book. It is easy to read and full of usefull information to help us look at life in a perhaps more simple way.
Published 9 months ago by June MacFarlane
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!
This book is absolutely eye opening because of its simplistic form. I've read many 'self-help' books and this is, by far, the best so far. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ba_closer
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the twelfth copy I have bought :-)
This is a wonderfully uplifting but practical book for people with problems, disappointments, bereavements, or mild depression for rationalising their feelings and being able to... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ms. S. Worthington
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