M.J. Ryan



MJ Ryan is one of the creators of the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series and the author of The Happiness Makeover (nominated for the 2005 Books for Better Living award in the Motivational category), Attitudes of Gratitude, The Power of Patience, Trusting Yourself, The Giving Heart, and 365 Health and Happiness Boosters, among other titles. Altogether, there are 1.75 million copies of her titles in print.

Average rating: 3.86 · 4,837 ratings · 630 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
This Year I Will...: How to...

3.81 avg rating — 2,268 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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Attitudes of Gratitude: How...

4.17 avg rating — 562 ratings — published 1999 — 19 editions
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The Happiness Makeover: How...

3.76 avg rating — 315 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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The Power of Patience: How ...

3.88 avg rating — 711 ratings — published 1390 — 20 editions
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Adaptability: How to Surviv...

3.59 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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A Grateful Heart: Daily Ble...

4.06 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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Habit Changers: 81 Game-Cha...

3.46 avg rating — 162 ratings5 editions
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How to Survive Change . . ....

3.72 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Trusting Yourself: Growing ...

3.94 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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365 Health and Happiness Bo...

3.67 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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More books by M.J. Ryan…
“As you breathe, say to yourself: Breathing in, I am aware of breathing in. Breathing out, I am aware of breathing out.”
M J Ryan, The Power of Patience

“We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand…and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it’s too late. —MARIE BEYNON”
M.J. Ryan, This Year I Will...: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True

“Because it takes work, often a lot of work and sacrifice, you have to really want to bring something into being.”
M.J. Ryan, This Year I Will...: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True

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