Item description for The Complete Life's Little Instruction Book: 1,560 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life by H. Jackson Brown, Jr....
Overview Originally written as a gift from a father to a son, the book's simple message--to be understanding, thoughtful, and appreciative--has been enjoyed by men and women of all ages. This edition with all three volumes has been redesigned for a new generation.
"Life's Little Instruction Book " has sold more than ten million copies, spent more than two years atop the "New York Times" bestseller list, and has been translated into 33 languages. Though originally written as a gift from a father to a son, its simple message has been enjoyed by men and women of all ages.
"Most of us already know how to live a successful and purposeful life," says the author. "We know we should be understanding and thoughtful, responsible, courageous, and appreciative. It's just that we sometimes need reminding." "Life's Little Instruction Book" is that reminder, as well as the perfect gift for a friend who needs encouragement at any time of the year. This edition with all three volumes has been redesigned for a new generation.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.34" Width: 4.28" Height: 1.01" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Mar 6, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1401603327 ISBN13 9781401603328 UPC 031869002355
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More About H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Prior to becoming a full-time author, H. Jackson Brown Jr. was president and creative director of an advertising and marketing company. Since 1988 his many books have enchanted and inspired readers throughout the world. So universal in appeal, they have been translated into 33 foreign languages.
H. Jackson Brown currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. H. Jackson Brown was born in 1940.
Reviews - What do customers think about Complete Life's Little Instruction Book: 1,560 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life?
Complete Life's Little Instruction Book Feb 7, 2007
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. is among the best advice givers in today's world of literacy. This book is the best gift for anyone starting a whole new lifestyle. I recommend this book to all young adults, especially those who will soon go on to College. For the game of life is always a hard game to play for young and old alike, and we can ALWAYS use a little or a lot of motivation every now and then.
Bobby's review Mar 28, 2006
I really like this book. Especially, the golden / brown hard cover is beautiful. I had bought Vol 1 and 2 about 11 years ago and lost them. So, I decided to buy the new one.
The content inside is very touching. I have really exercised several key ideas of the book which is resulting in a better way of life and thinking.
One of Life's Library must... Feb 23, 2006
This is one of those books that you must read, and then pass on from generation to generation in your family.
Much wisdom with good humor Jan 24, 2006
I very much enjoyed this work. There is always a danger with a book of this kind that it will descend into platitude, or go off into empty generalization. But Browne has a very light touch, and his messages of responsibility and caring for others make much sense. He also is very good at noticing the minor problems of everyday life and how to deal with them. I want to include a number of examples in this review. They may not however appear exactly as in the original. I have read this book in its Hebrew translation and will now translate a bit back into English.
" I have learned that even if you made an appointment for the doctor at eight in the morning, you will have to wait an hour."
" I noticed that something that you have done in a split- second might cause you heartbreak all your life."
" I noticed that generous people almost do not suffer from psychological problems."
"I noticed that the teenage years contain a great deal of suffering, confusion, pain and love."
" I learned that I cannot expect others to solve my problems."
"I noticed that more luxuries do not necessarily mean more happiness."
" I noticed that the birthdays of my children caused me to feel older than my own birthday does."
" I learned that to love and be loved is the greatest of all of life 's pleasures"
" I learned that it is forbidden to marry someone who has greater problems than your own."
"I learned that you have to fight for the things you believe in"
# 207: "Commit yourself to constant self-improvement" Oct 26, 2003
When Mr. Brown's son Adam was leaving for college in 1990, Brown wrote the first installment of "Life's Little Instruction Book" for Adam to take with him, with basic principles to live by and live well; as the years passed, it grew into three volumes, and here we have all three books under one cover with 1560 entries. It provides food for thought, in subjects that range from mundane and practical to occasionally, some of remarkable spiritual depth. Much is on ethics; we are constantly making choices, some that can affect the rest of our lives, and there are some sections here that might stir us to bring our choices into sharp perspective.
There is a lot about taking responsibility for one's actions, and on doing the right thing ( # 636: "Do the right thing, regardless of what others think"), and on respect and kindness to humanity and the environment. There are two entries, on tape recording the laughter and memories of one's parents, which is a wonderful idea, and one I wish I had done (# 248 and # 440), and much useful advice on finances, getting a job, and a lot on having a fruitful and happy marriage (# 364: "Every day look for some small way to improve your marriage").
Being that this was written for a young man, it is an especially good book for the male of the species, but it would make a wonderful gift for all young people starting out in life, and for those of us who are in our later years, nice reminders to keep us sharp and on the right track.