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3.74916666666667 out of 53.74916666666667 out of 53.74916666666667 out of 53.74916666666667 out of 53.74916666666667 out of 5 3.75 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marci Shimoff Narrator: Marci Shimoff Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9780743568449
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A breakthrough approach to happiness from the bestselling coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and a leading contributor to The Secret

What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn’t take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out—no matter what’s going on in your life?

Studies show that each of us has a happiness set-point—a fixed range of happiness we tend to return to throughout our life—that’s approximately 50 percent genetic and 50 percent learned. In the same way you’d crank up the thermostat to get comfortable on a chilly day, you can actually reprogram your happiness set-point to a higher level of peace and well-being. This life-changing program shows you how!

In Happy for No Reason, transformational expert and bestselling author Marci Shimoff reveals a remarkable program, incorporating the latest findings in positive psychology, moving real-life stories, and powerful tools and techniques that will raise your happiness set-point and enable you to experience more unconditional happiness in your life starting today.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A home run. This book presents a definitive, broad-based approach to becoming truly happy that combines great spiritual depth, top-notch research, and psychological practicality. I’m certain that if you follow the practices in her dazzling new book, you too will manifest a lifetime of happiness.”

    Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles and cocreator of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series 

  • “You can’t depend on external circumstances for lasting happiness. It has to come from inside you. Based on scientific research and the experiences of truly happy people, Happy for No Reason shows you step-by-step how to raise your happiness set-point.” 

    Mehmet Oz, MD, coauthor of You: On a Diet and You: Staying Young

  • “Combining tasteful research summaries with the case histories and practices of many individuals and cultures, she offers a seven-step plan to boost one’s happiness level and provide more satisfaction and control in every part of life. Shimoff’s appealing speaking voice has a combination of confidence and humility. Aided by other voices that handle the case study monologues and segment transitions, she holds one’s attention without distracting one from the author’s wisdom and intentions. The resulting balance of well-organized ideas, humanitarian conviction, and exceptional care in crafting these performances makes this an empowering guide to developing consistent and resilient happiness.” 


  • “In Happy for No Reason, this leading contributor to The Secret shares her personal holistic secrets about rising above life’s darkest storms. Shimoff strengthens her case with recent scientific research [and] interviews with 100 genuinely blissful people…A book to put a smile on your face.” 

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samara | 4/7/2011

    " It's not original in idea but great content. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Rich | 6/13/2010

    " One of the best books I have read about happiness, the author shares the latest research on ways that promote true happiness and peace along with some inspiring and unforgettable stories of people who achieved happiness through the principles that she teaches. I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sidney | 6/11/2010

    " Read for my book club. Had some good ideas and some reminders of things I already know. Mostly, I find that my belief in the Plan of Salvation makes me happy for a reason. Still, there were a few gems that made me think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 5/14/2010

    " Some very easy ways to actually raise your "happiness set point". I've started incorporating some of the exercises, and they really have made a difference! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 4/19/2010

    " We all need to reflect on our happiness level in life. Marci Shimoff provides a wealth of stories from 100 Happy People, helpful techniques, and overall a simple tips on how to improve your overall level of happiness authentically. It is a great resource for further self-discovery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 2/3/2010

    " Awesome book, the author refers to many people I have deep admiration for. Her style is light and it is a quick read with parts you want to ponder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/11/2010

    " Shimoff presents various methods and exercises that she's collected from her interviews with 100 "truly happy" people. Read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonja | 12/14/2009

    " I really liked this book. It's great in the way of self help books. She picks the top 100 happiest people she knows, takes their testimonies and finds the commonalities they share. Most of these people have gone through some very difficult experiences in their lifetimes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/21/2009

    " My favorite self help motivational books are those with the scientific facts, research, and examples.... this is that book completely! Highly recommend it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/10/2009

    " This book has many good ideas that can be applied to daily life, plus a splash of humor here and there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 10/17/2009

    " Happines is a decision.. No one can make some one else happy- you owe it to yourself. "

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About the Author

Marci Shimoff is a celebrated transformational leader and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. In addition to authoring the worldwide bestseller Happy for No Reason, she is the coauthor of six of the top selling titles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and a featured teacher in the international movie and book sensation The Secret. President and cofounder of the Esteem Group, Marci delivers keynote addresses and teaches seminars to corporations, women’s associations, and professional and nonprofit organizations. Over the past several decades, she has inspired millions of people around the world, sharing her breakthrough methods for personal fulfillment and professional success.