Top Ten Books Jorie Recommends to Those Who Don’t Like Non-Fiction


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  1. Todd Burpo’s Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
  2. Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  3. Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life
  4. Stephen Greenblatt’s Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
  5. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
  6. Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  7. Scholastic’s A Wicked History Series
  8. Robert M. Edsel’s Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole Europe’s Great Art – America and Her Allies Recovered It
  9. DK’s  Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides
  10. Julia Alvarez’s A Cafecito Story: El Cuento Del Cafecito
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Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness . . .


Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh | LibraryThing

Hsieh, T., & Hachette Audio (Firm). (2010). Delivering happiness: A path to profits, passion, and purpose. New York: Hachette Audio. 9781607882305

One of my coworkers recommended Delivering Happiness last year. However, this book resided on my TBR (to be read) list for nearly six months. After I entered the  2011 Non-Fiction Challenge, I requested the audiobook via HCPL.

CEO Tony Hsieh tells how lifelong pursuit of happiness lead to a career he enjoys. Nowadays, Hsieh works at the sensational Zappos.com – the online shoe store. Growing up, Tony’s Taiwanese parents pushed him to excel at academics and music. This push landed him at Harvard and then, sound employment. Still, Tony felt little to no joy.  

His pursuit brought him to create Link Exchange. Then, Tony and others collaborated to create Zappos.com. While they hit some serious bumps along the way, Zappos.com developed into a success. The company aims to provide their customers with the best experience possible. Also, the staff remains happy.

This is a great book in which the subject/author is completely identifiable and relatable. Tony presents his life’s journey with a sunny outlook but isn’t delusional. I could mention several moments within the book but I refuse to spoil.

Four Out of Five Pearls

Places: Illinois, California, Cambridge Massachusetts, Las Vegas, Mt. Kilamanjaro,

Song:  YouTube – Bobby McFerrin – Don’t worry Be happy

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