Friday, May 26, 2017

Open When: Letters to Lift Your Spirits by Karen Salmansohn - Book Review

30724248Open When: Letters to Lift Your Spirits by Karen Salmansohn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published March 7th 2017 by Ten Speed Press

Happiness expert Karen Salmansohn presents a unique interactive book that invites readers to literally open letters of encouragement, wit, and wisdom whenever they need a boost.

Inspired by the trend of -open when- letters sweeping the nation, Instant Happy author Karen Salmansohn has created a bound collection of 12 notes for readers to flip open whenever they need a pep talk. With categories like -Open when you need a laugh, - -Open when you're feeling stressed out, - and -Open when you need courage, - these little happiness-boosters are based on Salmansohn's viral posters that combine witty sayings with colorful graphics.

As much as I like what it has to say, and I loved the layout of actual letters you can open, this didn't exactly "lift my spirits" at least not in the way other books by this author have. Odd thing to admit since I did just give it to someone as a graduation gift, maybe they'll have a better experience with it.

I feel like it was too a light a take on certain emotions. Apparently I need the hard stuff.
It did make me feel better when I was already in a good mood. This is great advice, just not when you're too distraught.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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