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O's Little Book of Happiness


Thelma Adams

Monica Ali

Christie Aschwanden

Dan Baker, PhD

Celia Barbour

Martha Beck

Sister Wendy Beckett

Amy Bloom

Brené Brown

Jessica Bruder

Veronica Chambers

Emma Cline

Lisa Congdon

Pamela Erens

Hilene Flanzbaum

Sue Fliess

Lise Funderburg

Roxane Gay

Elizabeth Gilbert

Marianne Gingher

Anne Glusker

Neil de Grasse Tyson

Heather Greenwood Davis



Lara Kristin Herndon

Roger Housden

Joyce Johnson

Lila Keary

Andrea Lee

Beth Levine

Mark Leyner

Valerie Monroe

Catherine Newman

Mary Oliver

Meghan O'Rourke

Victoria Redel

Gretchen Reynolds

Jane Smiley

Kathryn Sullivan

Abigail Thomas

Justine Van Der Leun

Patricia Volk

Lauren F. Winner

Jessica Winter

O's Little Book of Happiness
by Oprah Magazine
Flatiron Books, Macmillan
ISBN-10: 1250068568
ISBN-13: 978-1250068569


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My article: What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about? was selected for inclusion in this book, published by Flatiron Books, Macmillan.


With a sprightly dose of insightful inspiration, a sprinkling of practical advice, and a bounty of exuberant stories by great writers, O's Little Book of Happiness features some of the best work ever to have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine. Inside you'll find Elizabeth Gilbert's ode to the triumph of asking for what you want, Jane Smiley's tribute to the animal who taught her about lasting fulfillment, Roxane Gay's sure-fire cure for complaining, Brené Brown's celebration of the powers of play, Neil deGrasse Tyson's take on the joyful participation in the universe, and much more. Revisiting fifteen years of the magazine's rich archives, O's editors have assembled a collection as stunning as it is spirit-lifting.

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