Wednesday, March 30, 2022

YouTube Review - The Book of Moods

Title:   The Book of Moods
:  Lauren Martin
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing
Genre:   Self-Help
Format:  Print ARC
No. of Pages:   288
Date of Publication:   December 8, 2020
My Rating:   4 Stars


The Happiness Project meets So Sad Today in this "hilariously witty, unflinchingly honest" book from Words of Women founder Lauren Martin, as she contemplates the nature of negative emotions -- and the insights that helped her to take control of her life (Bobbi Brown).

Five years ago, Lauren Martin was sure something was wrong with her. She had a good job in New York, an apartment in Brooklyn, a boyfriend, yet every day she wrestled with feelings of inferiority, anxiety and irritability. It wasn't until a chance encounter with a (charming, successful) stranger who revealed that she also felt these things, that Lauren set out to better understand the hold that these moods had on her, how she could change them, and began to blog about the wisdom she uncovered. It quickly exploded into an international online community of women who felt like she did: lost, depressed, moody, and desirous of change.

Inspired by her audience to press even deeper, The Book of Moods shares Lauren's journey to infuse her life with a sense of peace and stability. With observations that will resonate and inspire, she dives into the universal triggers every woman faces -- whether it's a comment from your mother, the relentless grind at your job, days when you wish the mirror had a Valencia filter, or all of the above. Blending cutting-edge science, timeless philosophy, witty anecdotes and effective forms of self-care, Martin has written a powerful, intimate, and incredibly relatable chronicle of transformation, proving that you really can turn your worst moods into your best life.


Lauren Martin successfully used her blog to explore how moods affect all aspects of our lives. The topics discussed are:

The Mood: 
  • Past and Future
  • Beauty
  • Work
  • Friends
  • Family
  • The Body
  • Unforeseen Circumstances
In each of these sections of the book, the mood is described, analyzed and shows how these aspects can be transformed. For more, please see my YouTube video review 

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