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Life's Little Detours: 50 Lessons to Find and Hold Onto Happiness

Author(s): Regina Brett


'You can get through anything life hands you if you stay put in the day you are in and don't jump ahead.' When Regina Brett turned fifty, she wrote a column on the fifty lessons life had taught her. She reflected on everything she had learned through becoming a single parent, looking for love in the wrong places, battling cancer and making peace with a difficult childhood. Here, in the tradition of The Last Lecture, Tuesdays with Morrie, Simple Abundance and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Regina takes her fifty lessons and explores them in short essays that are deeply personal. From 'Don't take yourself too seriously - nobody else does' to 'Life isn't tied up with a bow, but it's still a gift,' her warm and wise words will strike a chord with anyone who needs little help to get back on track and feel good about life.


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"When Regina Brett turned 50, the American writer and broadcaster made an insightful, funny and illuminating list of 50 lessons she had learned about everything from having fun to forgiving, loving and grabbling live with both hands. Here are four of our favourites..Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone..Don't save anything for a special occasion. Today is special enough..Over-prepare then go with the flow..No-one is in charge of your happiness. You are the CEO of your joy." EASY LIVING - August 2010 "Send your life into lift-off: Feel life's out of control? These inspiring tips from a woman who beat cancer show you CAN turn it all around." DAILY MAIL - 09.08.10

Regina Brett is an internationally beloved columnist and writer. She won the prestigious NATIONAL HEADLINER AWARD for columns she wrote about being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. The award put her in the great company of past HEADLINER recipients, including Mitch Albom and Carl Hiaasen. During her chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Regina wrote extensively and candidly about her experience. Regina was also a finalist for the PULITZER PRIZE for commentary in both 2008 and 2009. Regina's fifty lessons have become the Internet's favourite pass-along message and she gets thousands of messages from readers all over the world.

General Fields

  • : 9781409122227
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : July 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Regina Brett
  • : 256
  • : 158.1
  • : 1
  • : Hardback