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A book review of The Joy of Living: How to Slay Stress and Be Happy by Barry Shore

A book review of The Joy of Living: How to Slay Stress and Be Happy by Barry Shore

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Self Published (2021)
132 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: The JOY of LIVING (™) is Your passport to being Healthier and Wealthier. Barry Shore, the Ambassador of JOY, reveals the 11 Strategies that You can use to slay stress and be happy….no matter the circumstance. Imagine standing up in the morning fully healthy and in the hospital that evening completely paralyzed; and not from a car accident or a spinal injury, but a rare disease. You’ll join the journey as Barry moves from paralysis to now swimming 2 miles per day, 6 days a week. All with a SMILE. You’ll use these Strategies and transform Your world.

The Joy of Living

I think it’s amazing what happened to Barry and that he was able to heal from it as best as he could. However I would have liked to read the whole story of what happened. Every time he mentions it, I want to know what happened.

The advice he gives on Joy is good advice. He talks about emotions and perfectionism, friendship and smiling. However he also talks about other things and his advice is sound.

One thing that bothered me but might not bother someone else is that the author makes every instance of You or Your or Yourself with a capital. Even if it’s in the middle of a sentence. I’m assuming it’s because he wanted to emphasize that we control our joy, how we feel and what we do. However it bothered my grammar knowledge. I could be considered the Grammar Police sometimes. If you’re like me, it might bother you. If not, you should be fine.

Are you are looking for some ideas on bringing more joy to your life but don’t have a lot of time for a long book? Then this is a good read.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.