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3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  207 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
ebook, 40 pages
Published December 7th 2011 by TED Books (first published December 5th 2011)
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Not particularly insightful, no matter what the premise claims to say. I felt like it was more about his travels and experiences than it was about the 'science' behind smiling. Some of it was nice, but mostly information I already knew or that wasn't helpful. I smiled when I had finished it, though.
Worthy premise and documentation, but weakened by poor editing and coherency.
May 28, 2016 Claudia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's short. Perhaps that's why I liked it for a weekend. But I didn't think it particularly interesting or insightful. Go figure.
Sep 10, 2014 Marilyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, read-in-china
Interesting research on the power of something as simple as a smile. My takeaway? Smile the second you wake up
May 09, 2014 Shannon rated it it was ok
Shelves: singles
It was like reading a book written by Chris Traeger.
Feb 07, 2012 Mitchell rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
What does it say about me that I like the Kindle short about lying much better. This didn't have anything too interesting or too novel to interest me. I agree with what the author says, but just not as interesting on the philosophical ethics of lying.
Dec 27, 2011 Jinna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once past the cheesing intro, the research was fun and interesting. I especially loved the parts on the differences of smiles in different cultures. Asian emoticons have taken on a whole new light! ^_^
Jan 25, 2012 Karen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stopped-reading
I felt that the book was more about the author's travels. The more I read the more bored I became, so I stopped reading it.
Aug 19, 2012 Paul rated it really liked it
A great perspective from something so simple. A lite read and a powerful reminder of what a simple smile can do...
Apollo Adama
Dec 20, 2012 Apollo Adama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
just awesome. his arguments are convincing. i love the opening quote by Mother Theresa with her picture
Aug 06, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
It makes me rethink the old rule for teachers of never smiling before Christmas!
Apr 28, 2013 Anthony rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everybody!
Recommended to Anthony by: TED
Very interesting to learn the positive and powerful effects of smiling...
Sigridur Maria
Aftur er það innihaldið frekar en snilldarleg skrif sem fær stjörnur hjá mér.
May 06, 2012 Manda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Long winded and repetitive. But inspiring enough :)
Jan 04, 2012 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short read and inspiring!
Apr 22, 2015 Manuel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just simply amazing
Jun 07, 2012 Fab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.” 6 likes
“The British researchers found that it takes a lot of money to beat out the most rewarding smiles we see. In the case of this study, it took up to 16,000 pounds sterling in cash to generate the same level of brain stimulation as one smile! This” 0 likes
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