I'll admit that I started reading this book with a large degree of scepticism. I don't class myself as terribly unhappy but I certainly wish that I could be a happier and more positive person all round. I did try to start reading with an open mind but I still was dubious about how the book would help me.
It starts off with a section for if you only have 5 or 10 minutes to spare. While this was a nice gentle introduction to the book, it was a bit pointless as the advice was so basic you can't really take anything from it.
I moved on to the book itself. It has a lot of exercises to do while you read or after you've read a chapter.
The book itself is well written in a style that was engaging, approachable, fun and interesting. It's also set out so that you never feel daunted by how much you've got to read and you can easily read a little bit at a time. There are plenty of little snippets, jokes, quizzes and exercises to do after each chapter too.
There are 12 chapters in all focussing on things like exercise, eating, getting rid of negative thoughts, sex, being yourself, relationships, positivity and many more.
After reading this book, I don't find that I've found the magic key to happiness but if I'm honest, I do feel a lot more positive about things. A lot of the stuff in the book is quite thought provoking and makes you stop to wonder why you do things like visit with friends you don't even like or stay in a job that you hate. It definitely does make you think which can then lead you to taking charge and so can make you happier!
I would definitely recommend this book. It's not particularly fancy but if you feel you could do with a little boost of happiness then it could really make a difference. 5 stars.