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Raincoast "Books to Look For" - December 2019

Life Is a 4-Letter Word
Laughing and Learning Through 40 Life Lessons
By (author): David A. Levy
David A. Levy


Mango Media



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Form detail:

Paperback , Trade
Dec 03, 2019
$24.95 CAD


6.96in x 7.74 x 0.64 in | 180 gr

Page Count:

224 pages
Mango Media
Laugh and Learn with These Life LessonsInsights from a veteran psychologist: Dr. David Levy is a media consultant who has appeared on over 70 television and radio broadcasts, from CNN to National Geographic, to provide psychological perspectives on current events. His previous works have been published internationally, many of them becoming bestsellers. In this book, Levy approaches readers on a more personal level but carries the same expertise that he's shared with viewers and listeners worldwide.
Valuable life lessons: Levy's book takes a different approach than others in the self-help genre. Rather than being instructional, Levy shares bits of wisdom through telling his own stories. In other words, he offers life lessons without lecturing or preaching. Written in a style that is engaging and humorous, readers will find relatable truths in Levy's uplifting stories and wise advice.
A journey to wisdom: The path to living a smarter lifestyle is not always smooth. Levy encourages readers to embrace all the feelings his book may bring out as they read his stories, from laughing to wincing, and learning along the way. Discover the power of positive thinking as Levy shares a lifetime journey of personal reflections, growth, and wisdom.
Dive into Dr. David Levy's latest book, Life Is a 4-Letter Word, and find. . .
* 40 autobiographical essays, each one containing a relatable and applicable life lesson * A unique source of both humor and inspiration that reassures readers that life is good * A self-help book for men and women from a published professional in psychology If books such as You are a Badass, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F - , Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, and Sometimes You Win - Sometimes You Learn have interested you, then Life Is a 4-Letter Word should be your next read!

Dr. David A. Levy has extensive experience as a professor, therapist, author, actor, researcher, and media consultant.

Levy is a Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University, where he has been teaching graduate psychology courses since 1986. Dr. Levy holds professional licenses both in psychology and in marriage and family therapy and has worked in a wide range of private practice and inpatient settings.
Levy's book, Tools of Critical Thinking, (acclaimed as "the thinking person's self-help book"), garnered widespread acclaim for its innovative approaches to improving thinking skills.

As a media consultant, Levy has appeared on over 70 television and radio broadcasts (including CNN, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Fox, NatGeo, A&E, and E!), providing psychological perspectives on current events, and examining issues and trends in the mental health fields.

He has also worked as a professional director, producer, writer, and actor in motion pictures, television, and stage. He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Network Television Series, and he was a guest star on the television series Cheers, where he portrayed the leader of Frasier's low self-esteem group (a role which he adamantly maintains is not "type-casting").

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