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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (273 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Izzo Narrator: John Izzo Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9781482974225
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For this remarkable book and the upcoming companion television program to be aired on PBS, Dr. John Izzo and his colleagues surveyed more than two hundred people ages 60 to 106 on what it means to find happiness.

These people, identified by others as having lived happy lives and as having found purpose and contentment, offer valuable advice on what really matters in life. Presented here by Dr. Izzo, he also gives guidance on how to put this cumulative wisdom into practice. The interviewees, ranging from aboriginal elders to town barbers, from Holocaust survivors to former CEOs, reflect back on their lives to identify the sources of happiness and meaning as well as lessons learned, regrets, and major crossroads. Based on these interviews and Dr. Izzo’s twenty years of experience helping people find more spirit and purpose, the book is an exploration of the secrets to finding contentment and happiness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “John Izzo is a masterful storyteller. He educates us by weaving a fantastic mosaic of stories that make this point. Let this book be your mentor!”

    Beverly Kaye, founder and CEO of Career Systems International and coauthor of Love It, Don’t Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work

  • “A magically engaging book: lyrical, poetic, and perceptive…This book is a joy to read.”

    Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge

  • “The things we think we know are usually the things we most need to be helped to remember. The book prompts us to refocus on the principles on which we build the well-lived life.”

    Max Wyman, author of The Defiant Imagination

  • “This book brings to light much of the lost wisdom of our elders, providing practical ways to live with greater meaning and focus…profound and simple wisdom for living, for getting to the heart of what  it means to be more fully human.”

    David Irvine, author of Becoming Real: Journey to Authenticity

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nakia | 2/3/2014

    " I thought this book was interesting. Of course the title of the book is what captured my attention. He goes around asking different people how they define happiness. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carleen | 1/31/2014

    " "Choose the path that makes the best story." -Deena Metzger "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlene Large | 1/29/2014

    " Phenomenal book on wisdom and how to become wiser. This book has changed my views on life especially after losing my grandmother recently who was my mentor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Minnie | 1/10/2014

    " Am enjoying this tremendously and did so to the end. i feel this is a book that I will read and re-read with increasing enjoyment every time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory | 1/5/2014

    " Interesting idea...talk to lots of people about what they think brings happiness in life. Not much new here, however, I did like his idea for implementing change in your life. I am trying it. Worth reading but didn't quite meet my expectations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus | 1/5/2014

    " Magnificent, one of the best books I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 12/15/2013

    " I love this book!! Nice to have bedside to review and renew again and again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 12/11/2013

    " Everyone needs to read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 10/3/2013

    " The secrets contained in this book seem like common sense, however Izzo is able to place them in a context that is meaningful, memorable, and applicable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ninya | 8/9/2013

    " A must-read book! It teaches us about the "Five Secrets," which we already know but have not been practicing and appreciating. Before you die, read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 7/21/2013

    " Simple advice for a great life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 7/5/2013

    " Simple ideas but well presented, a useful examination of reordering priorities and keeping one's eye on the ball. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 7/5/2013

    " The audio version of this book was very touching and hopeful. It definitely made an impact by making me reflect on my own life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/18/2013

    " This was a good listen. I think I already knew the five secrets, but it is nice to know that I did. Be true to yourself, find a purpose outside your own selfishness, believe in a higher power...all good ideas and admonitions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/15/2013

    " A good review of what is important in life. A quick read, somewhat simplistic. Initiated some interesting contemplation for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kzabel | 11/23/2012

    " Great food for thought... now if I can practice each of the 5 'secrets' on a daily basis it would be wonderful!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirley | 10/10/2012

    " Very thought provoking. While much of this you probably already know, the author takes a unique approach to this idea by interviewing people older than 60 who other people admire for living well. I will listen or read this again just to keep reminding myself to focus on what is really important. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eloy Ramirez | 8/23/2012

    " this was a hard choice...part of the book were a 5, but most was a 3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 7/22/2012

    " really well done. enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlene | 7/19/2012

    " I admit that I listened to this on audio books instead of reading it. Audio is convenient for long drives in the car. Anyway, there wasn't really anything new here but these are things that we are forever in need of reminding ourselves. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hikmet Kaya | 2/16/2012

    " olmeden once yapmamiz gereken bilmem kac sey kitaplariyla ilk defa bu kitapla tanistim ve onda da bitirdim. bazi kitaplar bir sey katmasa da okumasi eglencelidir ve en azindan kitap okunan vaktin hos gecmesini saglar, bu kitap ise ne bir sey veriyor ne de eglenceli. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amin | 12/3/2011

    " A must read! the TITLE says it all! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ernest | 11/24/2011

    " An interesting enough book, there was enough to keep me reading to the end but not enough to make it a truly memorable book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 5/22/2011

    " Everyone should read and heed "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juli | 4/16/2011

    " I am only through the third secret, but I will go ahead and give this book 5 stars before I get through the last two. Really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G.H. | 3/26/2011

    " I heartily recommend this book. Just finished it and enjoyed it thoroughly "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 egomymu | 1/28/2011

    " Oh man I don't know what to say but after reading this book, I'm sure something will change inside me for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 10/31/2010

    " Full disclosure: listened on audiobook.

    Kinda new agey, doesn't break too far from the stuff (fluff) you are told by your teachers, priests and acquaintances. Don't stop expect to stop your Lexapro over this one.

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nakia | 10/12/2010

    " I thought this book was interesting. Of course the title of the book is what captured my attention. He goes around asking different people how they define happiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ninya | 8/7/2010

    " A must-read book! It teaches us about the "Five Secrets," which we already know but have not been practicing and appreciating. Before you die, read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kzabel | 5/11/2010

    " Great food for thought... now if I can practice each of the 5 'secrets' on a daily basis it would be wonderful!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eloy | 9/4/2009

    " this was a hard choice...part of the book were a 5, but most was a 3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 7/21/2009

    " Simple advice for a great life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 6/13/2009

    " #1 Be true to yourself--if I can just figure out who that is! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 6/3/2009

    " Okay - this book was recommended to me by Barb - and I did in fact write some things down - from reading this book - and curiously - Barb has yet to read the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/5/2009

    " Very wise guide to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liana | 3/12/2009

    " Quick read. Nothing I haven't heard before, but well written and well organized. I finished it in maybe 5 days, spare time. Sister gave it to me for Christmas. V nice gift for anyone looking for some perspective... "

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About the Author

John Izzo, PhD, is the bestselling author of Second Innocence and host of the public television series The Five Things You Must Discover before You Die. Holding advanced degrees in religion and psychology, Izzo has spoken to over one million people on four continents about living more purposeful lives.