Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Small Green Spokescritter's Secrets for Happiness"

You're Only Human: A Guide to LifeYou're Only Human: A Guide to Life by The Gecko
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So the day after posting two reviews with the disclaimer that one was for a book read two weeks ago, "I don't want to create the impression that, even in retirement, i can read two books in a day. I'm an appreciative reader, not a fast one," here I am having read another book - in about an hour! This book reminds me of the impulse-purchase-inviting little books that Price Stern Sloan used to have displayed at bookstore and other checkout counters. You don't expect great literature or the actual secret of life, but some of them fulfill the promise of some light-hearted diversion. The Gecko comes through and made me smile and sometimes laugh out loud. It was a beautiful sunny autumn day today, so that may have upped my appreciation. If it was a "SAD" day I might have reacted more gloomily and critically; hard to say. One of my favorite lines is in the Thank You section at the end of the book: "Raymond McKinney, who taught me the secret to writing a lot of pages in a short amount of time is to focus oh look a butterfly." It was a perfect example of his advice on page 140 to "Laugh more often. Especially at yourself."

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