14,000 Things to Be Happy About Paperback – Jan 4 1990
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A quirky, compulsive, irresistible list of all the little things that make us happy. Items, places, moods, thoughts, celebrations & our daily bread. 125 illustrations.
About the Author
Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of numerous Workman books including, most recently, The Order of Things. She is a lexicographer and writer whose many works include Roget’s International Thesaurus, other reference books, spiritually themed books, and list books. She lives in New England.
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a chance to sleep in
naming your baby
buying fresh flowers
the pleasure of water
smelling corncob-smoked bacon sizzling, maple-scented muffins, and pancakes off the griddle
going to three museums in a row
roller skating around the block
See what I mean? A lot of the things on the list have to do with food, really good, home cookin', so beware if you read it while hungry!! It reminds you of all the tiny, great things in the world! Keep it by your bedside table and drift off to sleep with corn muffins, lazy sunday afternoons, and kittens floating in your head!
There is no story or plot, instead lists things to be happy about.
one thing i wanted to see was an explanation about why these things make us happy but it didnt have that
i have the smaller old version of the book, maybe in other versions in does
in general is a great leisure book. i'd recommend this to people who have a lot of free time,
enjoy the small things, and are not in it for a plot
Most recent customer reviews
I bought this book a few years ago on a whim. I really have enjoyed going through it numerous times. Read morePublished on May 11 2004 by Ms. Lisa M. Watson
It's a book about nothing and everything. It's a long list of places, moods, memories, and other miscellania.Published on May 10 2004 by Sarah Sammis
I love this book. This is something that I think everyone should own and read as often as possible. It is inspirational and fun to read. It will always put a smile on your face. Read morePublished on June 30 2003
Our daughter Samantha gave us this book as a Christmas gift. She included two different colored highlighter pens for us to note our special "sparklies". Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2003 by Ana Log
An indiscriminate list - no other word adequately describes the mind-numbing sensation of reading several thousand objects - not so much of objects that make one happy but... Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2003
I bought this book and never looked at it, until one day at work I was reminded of it. I brought it to work and read a page a day to a coworker with whom I shared an office. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2001
I am a high school counselor and picked up this book at a workshop. It is not keenly witty or deep, but I have found that if I keep a copy on my desk, the kids pick it up and... Read morePublished on July 7 2001 by Jennifer Jo Doyel