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A Brilliant Life Paperback – Illustrated, 20 Mar 2013

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Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Balloon View Ltd (20 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907798250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907798252
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 1.2 x 16 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 355,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author

This book is based on a relatively new subject called 'Positive Psychology'. In a nutshell, 'Positive Psychology' is the study of happiness and wellbeing, rather than the more traditional psychological focus which has always been on problems.

What is it that positive, upbeat people do? And how do they maintain it in a world that, let's face it, is relentlessly challenging and exhausting?

There are thousands of self help books out there. All but a handful are aimed at the general public or business people. But what about teenagers? Think of the pressures they're under, with exams, relationships, school, society, teachers, parents...and look at the bad press they get! Something needs to change!

'A Brilliant Life' is a positive book, aimed primarily at teenagers. A couple of points worth noting:

1) It's dead simple. The book is written as a gentle story that can be read in less than 10 minutes.

2) The messages, if applied, really work. The book is based on 5 behavioural changes that all teenagers can apply. The undelying message is obvious but very powerful - we cannot control events that happen to us, but we can control how we feel and react to them. We can choose to be positive (even when others around us don't make the same choice!). This doesn't mean we live in some 'happy clappy land'. It just means we are in a much more positive and resourceful position to cope with what life throws at us.

3) There are a series of questions at the end of the book that will cause the reader to think about their current habits and re-adjust in light of the positive messages they've just read.

Every teenager in the land needs a copy! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Andy Cope is Derby born and bred and is an avid follower of Derby County Football Club. His real passion lies in Positive Psychology which is, basically, the science of happiness and well-being. He s written The Art of Being Brilliant and Being Brilliant which are self-help books for grown-ups, and A Brilliant Life & The Game of Life , the world s first positive psychology books for teenagers. Andy s also co-authored The Art of Being a Brilliant Teacher . To find out more about his work in this area, visit www.artofbrilliance.co.uk. Andy s writing caters for all ages. His writing began at the grand old age of 36 when his family adopted a mangy mutt from the RSPCA, and Spy Dog was born. Published by Puffin, the Spy Dog and Spy Pups books are now available all over the world. Andy has also written the Raccoon Rampage series for Harper Collins. His Spy Dog website is www.spydog451.co.uk.

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Format: Hardcover
This book is inspirational and fun. The cartoons are great and the book is easy to read. All this and the ideas are challenging too.

It sets out to challenge a common misconception that life is boring, and that we are powerless to make a difference. And it does this by stating some good principles to live by, with the aim that we can all enjoy life and get the most out of it.

It is great for teenagers, but also good for adults. It is small, "dip-in-able" and a quick read ... ideal to sit on a bathroom shelf for those quiet moments.

It has become required reading for my son, and a timely present for the Godchildren as they start high school.
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Having read several of Andy Cope's other books I had high expectations for this book - we have a 10 year old son who is showing pre-teen signs of grumpiness and attitude towards his younger sister. The book is physically smaller than a regular paperback and has a cartoon and a few well-chosen words / sentences on each page. It is a scaled down version of the adult book "The Art Of Being Brilliant". I was sceptical aboput whether our son would get the messages without the longer discourse you get with the adult book. What we actually found was (to our surprise) that our 6 year old got the messages better and fully grasped, for example, the concept of an 'energy vampire'. A great book for kids!!!
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This book is fun, entertaining and inspirational. It is written in a style that both teenagers and adults can enjoy together - you can't say that about much these days! If your teen hasn't got a copy then get one!A Brilliant Life: Live Your Life as an Inspired, Passionate and Positive Person
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I don't get it. It's a short, not particularly well-written book for teenagers, with illustrations. But it's written in such a simplistic way that I can't imagine it having any credibility with the audience it's aimed at. The whole book is along the lines of "some of his friends were being down about it, but he decided to think positively and, hey presto, everything was great."

Would probably appeal to a certain group of people who enjoy happy clappy-type therapy. But my guess is that this would be viewed as demeaning by most teenagers.
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great book,great pix-funny n relevant.teens -get off your bottoms n do something with yr. lives -this is the book for u.
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Excellent.
Ideal to help give ideas about being positive to youngsters of all ages!
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