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Publisher's Summary

Thousands of people have told me the one thing they're searching for in life is happiness. So, I set out on a dragon-free quest to prove if 'happy' is, actually, an attainable goal and not just a ridiculous aspiration.

In this book, with her characteristic humour and gutsy intelligence*, Turia Pitt goes on a quest to answer the question, Is it possible to be happier?

What does she discover on her journey? Well, look, that's why we want you to buy the bloody book, but we can tell you that it entails, among other things, practising gratitude, working on kindness, self-love, strengthening your relationships and accepting the hard times and bad days.

Turia unpacks all of the above with easy-to-implement tips and strategies and hilarious insights into her own life and relationships, and she introduces us to some of the world's most fabulous people along the way, including Leigh Sales, Scott Pape, Zoe Foster Blake, Maria Forleo and Mick Fanning.

*She made us say that.

©2020 Turia Pitt (P)2020 Penguin Random House Australia

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Uplifting book, if judging yourself harshly

Easy listening, makes you stop and think if others, and yourself, are judging you harshly. Showing ways to be your own Best friend.
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What a ride!

So good! This got me into audiobooks! A great book that is brilliantly performed! Highly recommended!

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Brilliant ! What a delight to listen to

Highly recommend as an easy and enjoyable listen with some great tips, laughs and thought provoking questions along the way

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Amazing & inspiring

Turia is such an amazing, wise and inspiring person, this book was a great listen!

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Excellent book

Loved listening to this audiobook. Some great words of wisdom about happiness. The narration was great and book was a good length.

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Excellent content - Buy the hard copy!

I would have loved Turia to have narrated the entire book. I struggled listening to the other narrator at times being to over animated and at times over emphasizing on topics at wrong timing etc. I started to switch off a bit because of this. However, I loved the content!!!

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Brilliant!!

Great evidence based guide to happiness that is funny and not to ‘woo woo’. Loved it!

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Turia Pitt is an amazing woman and this book is a great ‘pick me up’

It’s not preachy, just a list of things to consider if you want to explore ways to make your life feel more enriched, more enjoyable and balanced. Turia shares her own stories and stories of others and applies research findings to support her ideas. I have no complaints about the narrator, she has done a great job, but I would have preferred to have this book entirely narrated by Turia. Turia’s experiences are unique and you can hear through her voice she is a woman who has seen and experienced many things, this is something the narrator cannot provide so it impacts the delivery of some of the more emotional subjects. Overall I highly recommend this ‘feel-good’ book!

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Turia Pitt was an Australian who thought she was happy, then Turia was caught in a bushfire. Her struggle to overcome and to explore what it means to be 'happy'. I love the book, it was so Australian in outlook and it was a mirror to oneself and to remember to be happy with life you must first be happy within.

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Good content, bad narration

I'm about halfway through, and I'm going to struggle to finish. Turia has some worthwhile insights presented in an accessible way, but the narration ruins it. It makes the book sound trite, shallow and inauthentic. I'd love to hear Turia narrate the entire thing.

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