Richard Carlson, whose PhD is in psychology, is considered one of the foremost experts in happiness and stress-reduction around the world. He is the author of fifteen popular books including the runaway bestseller, DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF...AND IT'S ALL SMALL STUFF, which was named America's #1 bestselling book for two consecutive years, a feat never before achieved in publishing. The DON'T SWEAT books appear in more than 100 countries, with 40 million readers worldwide. In 1997, Richard was chosen by People magazine as one of the most intriguing people to watch in the world. He is married to Kristine carlson and they have two children.
Stress consultant Carlson reads his self-help guide with conviction, his gentle voice clear and persuasive. He presents common-sense advice for living a less hectic and more meaningful, loving life. His essential message is that we get caught up in minutiae, "the small stuff," and never get around to doing what makes us or our loved ones happy. He advises readers to engage in such small acts as paying someone a compliment daily, putting a lid on keeping track of who does what around the house, and writing a letter to a friend. Carlson urges small daily changes and uses examples of improvement from his own life to show how the advice works, making the book ideally suited to the audio format. Tape quality is excellent. Recommended for public libraries.‘Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo