This is probably the most useful book on stress management I have read so far. This comes not as a result of the author having conducted the most in-depth or most omprehensive research but primarily due to the realism of the author - she does not insist on a 'wishful thinking' complete adherence to all rules in order to achieve success but breaks it all into little steps, all of which help and allowing the reader to choose the ones that work best for a start.
Each of the 52 ideas is broken down into a short introduction, a description of why the practice is stress mitigating, some practical guidelines for successful implementation and finally an alternative idea to combine it with, a famous person's quote related to it, as well as two Q&As related to the difficulties wih the specific practice.
Some readers may miss the academic vigour, as many steps are only partially validated by appropriate scientific studies; much comes from the author's own experience, as well as her general appreciation of the motivation / stress literature (without her always referring to the sources directly). Still, this is likely to make the book more appealing for the majority of readers at the same time, as much of it is simply up to the point (and the advice is usually not that counterintuitive that the reader would find it hard to swallow).
Finally, the proof of the pudding is in trying the steps out. They do work (in my opinion) in general and you will have enough of a choice from what the author offers, to find the handful of ideas that you like and want to start with to make your life a bit more serene and enjoyable.