When I was a child, my parents collected the Reader's Digest Condensed Books, and I loved reading the snippets of bestsellers! We also got the magazine as well and I learned how to tell jokes from the one scattered throughout the stories.
So I was delighted to be asked to review the Reader's Digest Treasury of Joy and Inspiration.
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:
- Author James Michener recounts the mysterious present from a neighbor that changed the course of his life
- Playwright Neil Simon witnesses his mother experience a moment of pure happiness
- Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley shares why he broke down in tears when he first visited the offices of a famous newspaper
- Former President Dwight Eisenhower urges all American students to complete their college education
- Novelist Susan Shreve recalls the fierce love that motivated her mother to reach out to the famous shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo for help
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.
The Treasury of Joy is a book that you can sit and read in one sitting, or pick up and browse through when you just need a little uplifting.
There are seven different sections - Joy, Miracles, Gratitude, Giving, Holidays, Healing and Heroes - and each contain 5-6 stories that revolve around the chapter's theme. Each story is either inspirational, humor-filled, or a little of both - but all will leave the reader in a better frame of mind.
This would make a great gift book, or a wonderful book to have available nearby in your personal collection. I highly recommend it!
My thanks to FSB Media for supplying the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.