Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Great Eight

The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to be Miserable)
by Scott Hamilton [152.42 Ham]

Figure-skating icon and cancer patient Scott Hamilton presents a guide to finding happiness for your life, even in times of despair. Using concepts that draw from his newly refined Christian beliefs, combined with generally accepted self-help ideas, he presents his positive approach to life and talks about his own struggles to be happy and healthy. Who knew that ever-smiling "Scottie" Hamilton had so many things troubling him? A unique feature of this book is the running analogy between skating techniques and tools and facing both the everyday challenges and the dire circumstances of life, with special significance given to "figure 8s". -- recommended by Becky W.C. - Walt Branch Library

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