#Selfhelp 50 Things We All Take Too Seriously by @LukeHarding3

50 Things We All Take Too Seriously50 Things We All Take Too Seriously by Luke Harding

4 stars

50 Things We All Take Too Seriously is a self-help book. At just 74 pages I skipped through this in under thirty minutes. It is a light easy read.

The written pages contain two to three short paragraphs on everyday concerns, for instance:  money, age, illness and time. Each point offers the author’s advice on how to change the way we deal with these in our everyday activities. Certainly the self-help genre has exploded in the last few years, and although this was a pleasurable way to spend a lunch-break, I’m afraid I didn’t think it brought anything new to the table.

What I liked most about the book were the fantastic illustrations, twelve full-page examples of art, beautifully depicting the subject matter of the chapters. Even the pages of writing were written over a back-drop of splattered paint, all set on lovely glossy paper. It really was a joy to look at.

My concern for this book is that the end price might be too high for most buyers; my paperback review copy had a price ticket of £13.99.  I imagine it might be bought as a ‘coffee table book’, or as a gift for people who appreciate the aesthetic and have a mild-to-moderate interest in self-help, rather than those who have a passion for, and read much in, the genre.

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Book description

Do you find yourself stressing out each and every day? Does it seem like it’s one thing after another? Do you wish things could seem a bit easier and lighter?
Well, look no further! 50 things We All Take Too Seriously will take you on a journey of relief. As you read, you will begin to realise how we make things seem a lot more stressful than they actually are. To put it bluntly, we are all guilty of TAKING THINGS TOO SERIOUSLY! This book will allow you to change the way you perceive stressful situations to make them ‘not so stressful’ after all. If you are looking for a fun, light-hearted, yet thought-provoking read, then this is the book for you.

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