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December 11, 2012

The Treasury of Joy and Inspiration by Reader's Digest Book Review

Treasury of Joy and Inspiration
Our Most Moving Stories Ever
By Editors of Reader's Digest
Published by Reader's Digest
Sold Exclusively at Reader's Digest; Hardcover; $19.99
Get inspired by the most powerful stories we've ever published
To celebrate 90 years of publishing "reads of lasting interest," Reader's Digest offers this editors' selection of our best stories since our founding in 1922. Chock-full of essays and true tales by some of America's most famous authors and thought leaders, these great reads inspire and uplift, open the door to new possibilities and connect us emotionally. In this volume, readers will be inspired by stories like these:
  • Find out how a mysterious gift forever changed author James Michener's life in The Christmas Present.
  • Experience a truly powerful life-changing moment in Christopher Reeve's Decision.
  • Let actor George Burns make you feel like you're dancing on air in Shall We Dance?
  • Find encouragement and hope in Dwight Eisenhower's essay: An Open Letter to America's Students.
  • Go looking for true peace and happiness as Barbara Walters takes you In Search of Heaven.
  • Get ready to see the whole world anew as Helen Keller imagines what it'd be like to only have Three Days to See.
  • Marvel at the healing power of laughter in Billy Crystal's amazing true story: My Father and Me.
Organized around timeless American values -- joy, miracles, giving, gratitude, holidays and healing -- readers will laugh, cry, cheer, sigh and renew their faith as they enjoy the powerful impact of a well-told story.
About the Author
Editors of Reader's Digest
RDA is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. With offices in 43 countries, the company reaches customers in 78 countries, publishes 91 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader's Digest, the world's largest-circulation magazine, operates 78 branded websites and sells 40 million books, music and video products across the world each year. Further information about the company can be found at www.rda.com.
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Our Review:
I remember reading Reader's Digest as a young girl living in Taiwan. Reading translations of it really opened my eyes to the world outside the little farming community I grew up in. When I moved to the US as a young teen, I stopped reading it. As such, it was great for me to have "Treasury of Joy and Inspiration" in my hands and read it this holiday season. I like that the stories are heart warming. I also like that the stories are very short. For a busy mom like me, I rarely get more than 10 to 15 minutes of uninterrupted free time to do anything. With these short stories, I am able to read one or two of them whenever I have a free moment. The stories are divided into several categories: Joy, Miracles, Gratitude, Giving, Holidays, Healing and Heroes. I was able to finish the book in a week, so it is definitely something that anyone could read no matter how busy you might be this holiday season. The best part is that after reading these stories, your holiday spirits will surely be lifted!

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.


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