- Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-help
- Publisher: Power Publisher
- Release Date: April 2017
- Pages: 140
- My Rating: 3.5 stars
For the last few months, I have been thinking a lot about happiness. I’ve experienced some changes and difficulties in my personal life and amidst all this, I have been determined to find happiness. This thought of mine was also affected when I read More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. So when I saw that Writersmelon had a book up for review that claimed to give us happiness in 10 steps, I immediately rushed to sign up for it.
The book starts with the author sharing a personal experience from his life and then talking about what happiness is. He asks us to evaluate what makes us happy and whether we are happy or not. He talks about the importance of knowing oneself.
The author narrates incidents from his own life and his friends and family in the form of stories. They made the book a bit more interesting and helped us to understand how what the author is saying is useful. There is a detailed analysis of the behavioral traits we have. The booo also provides us with an insight on various aspects of our lives and offers advice on each one of them.
The writing is quite good despite a few grammatical errors. It has a conversational style that makes us read the book quite fast but it’s important to take in everything slowly.
Even though the book is written in a step by step manner, there was a lot of information and explanation of every point. Sometimes I had to read lines twice to fully take in what they actually meant to say.
As the book progressed, my interest started waning. The paragraphs went on and on. The dialogues in the stories were very long and the language used was too formal.
According to me, a self help book should be judged by how well the information in it is delivered and how helpful it is to the reader. It is important to evaluate the valuable things that we can learn from it. In this book, I found that there was too much information and because of this, it is hard to take out the important stuff and implement it in our lives. The stories went on for too long at times and I was more interested in the moral learned from them.
The beginning of this book kept me very engaged. I think I started losing interest because the later sections of the book were not of importance to me personally. I would say this book is more suitable for people who are 20+
The knowledge provided in this book cannot be absorbed at once so I would definitely like to revisit it in the future. The book is quite inspirational and radiates positivity. I do think that the content could have been delivered in a better way and a bit briefly. Also, I wondered while reading if it’s possible to just create a blueprint of happiness. There wasn’t much that was new to me and It was all just the basic principles we should follow in life.
I do recommend this book if you’re looking to read something in self-help.
“I received a copy of this book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.”