“Cakewalk: The Science of Happy” is for teens and tweens who want a head start on understanding the roots of happiness and how to cultivate them, providing a primer on the law of attraction that requires no prior familiarity with the process in order to prove accessible.
Young people receive a combination of admonitions, quotes, stories, and invitations to reflect on their own short lives and evolving concept of happiness.
There are many practical approaches to this process, including handling the “three sad stooges” (negative, pessimistic, and gloomy) that may inhabit family and friends, cultivating and using alone time, fostering supportive role models, and handling and acknowledging emotions about school, friends, and life.
At each stage, case history examples and exercises invite young people to more closely examine their own lives, motivations, reactions, and responses to self and others.
Cakewalk: The Science of Happy should be required reading for any teen or tween. It covers many common pitfalls and how to handle them, creating an early opportunity for cultivating a more self-reflective, cognizant approach to life.
While its audience is younger readers, many an adult will want to browse this as a basic introduction to the Laws of Attraction in an insightful primer appropriate for their own changing approaches to life.”
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review