Why You Should Buy An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness Right Now

Well, the time has finally come. Time for me to stop talking about this book I am writing and for me to start telling you that you can buy that book I wrote! But first…

Ho. Lee. Cow.

We did it!


And yes, we did it. Because you – those of you who have been reading this blog, commenting on posts, sharing my words and this project on Facebook and Twitter, emailing me over the years to tell me that something I wrote helped you, volunteering to read early drafts – you made this happen just as much as I did.

You have rewarded my vulnerability and openness with your own. You have cheered me on so that I didn’t quit even on the days I wanted to. You helped me believe that I was good enough. Thank you.

I hope you’ll take the next step on this journey with me and buy the book.

Why should you buy this book?

I believe that An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness is unlike any self-help book you’ve read before. It’s been called “surprisingly blunt,” “refreshing,” and “candid.” This is not a book written by an expert determined to tell you the secret of happiness, but rather an honest attempt to empower you to become the expert of your own happiness.

This book can help you embrace the happiness you already have in your life, improve your relationships, and discover what unique habits can make you happier. It will also help you let go of a lot of the crap you’ve been telling yourself about what should make you happy.

If you read this book and apply even one thing from it to your own life, I am certain your life will be improved.

Why order now?

To get more bangs for your bucks!

This was supposed to be a post about how you could pre-order the book, and I had this great promotion lined up to reward you for buying the book before it was officially released. But then, something strange happened and the book was magically released one week early. (We’re calling it magic and not some user error on my end.)


I do still want you to buy the book. And the more of you that buy it right away, the higher it will rise in the Amazon ranks so that other people can discover it. I don’t exactly understand how it all works, but I know timing matters.

So… the pre-order sale has become the early bird special.

If you order An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness at Amazon or BarnesandNoble.com before midnight on August 14th, you’ll get over $75 worth of bonuses, including:

  • A personalized, autographed bookplate
  • Free e-books from Tim Brownson, Emily Levenson and other incredible authors I respect and admire
  • Downloads of my favorite meditations
  • 6 months of free membership into the Happiness Tribe
  • + more surprises!

How to claim your goodies!

  • Buy An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
  • Forward your receipt to brittmariereints@gmail.com, and I’ll send you the top secret link to access your bonus material.

This offer is good for both the Kindle and paperback version.

If you bought the book before reading this post, you’re still qualified. :-) Shoot me your receipt.

Thank you again. I’m so thrilled this moment is here and that I have this amazing community to share it with. I cannot wait to hear what you think of the book!

Click here to buy (or review) An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness on Amazon

Click here to buy (or review) An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness from Barnes and Noble



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  1. Naomi says:

    I want a “REAL” copy …. I can pre-order on Amazon still right?

    Congrats and kudos!
    Naomi’s most recent post: Leaving a hole

    • Miss Britt says:

      YES. And it’s not really pre-ordered. The pages are being really stupid today, but I got my shipping receipt today. It might tell you that it’s being pre-ordered, but I bet you get the shipping receipt within 24 hours.

      This is going so smoothly!! lol

  2. Megan says:

    So, so proud of you!

    Everyone should read this book – it’s totally user-friendly and you will learn something, no matter how much you think you know.
    Megan’s most recent post: Fifty-Two, Week 52: Commencement

  3. Sheila says:

    Can I only buy a paper copy through B&N?

    I *have* to have a real copy of this book but would prefer to order through Amazon.
    Sheila’s most recent post: Burning Bridges

  4. Unhappy says:

    Why should I buy this book as opposed to any other?

    • Miss Britt says:

      While I appreciate that every investment we make of our resources – be that time, money, or attention – comes at the sacrifice of an investment elsewhere, I don’t know enough about your values or your other options to tell you how to prioritize your investments.

      I can, however, happily tell you some of the benefits I see of reading this book:

      -> The style is conversational and personal, which makes the information more easily accessible for people who relate to that type of communication.

      -> There’s no bullshit to filter through.

      -> It can help you discover when and where you’re expecting others to handle your happiness for you (and how to stop doing that.)

      -> It can help you identify specific roadblocks in your own life that may be interfering with your personal happiness and relationship success.

      -> It can help you begin to like yourself better (if you apply the information shared.)

      -> It can help you figure out how to move forward towards goals while also being able to appreciate what’s good about your life right now.

      -> It can help you realize that you already have everything you need to be happy, while giving you tools to recognize and access whatever that is.

      If you’re worried about spending $4.99 and being disappointed, I’m happy to point out that Amazon prime members can borrow the book for free.

      Hope that helps you with this big decision!!

  5. Emily says:

    WOO HOO!! So excited that this is happening. Can’t wait to read the whole thing. Congrats lady!
    Emily’s most recent post: Recipe: Sun Butter Bars + Day 6: Diagonals

  6. Congratulations! Can’t wait to get my copy!

  7. Unhappy says:

    Surprised you didn’t post my comment/question “why should I buy this book as opposed to any other” An author should take any opportunity to sell their book, especially in such a competitive literary world. I have many options and other authors took the time to tell me why investing in their book would be a great idea. So they have a new customer. You do not. Have a nice day :)
    p.s. I’m sure you won’t post this either. I guess you only want ass kissing on your blog although you claim that thoughtful discussion is welcome, it obviously is not. You are a con :)

    • Miss Britt says:

      First-time commenters often have to be manually approved. I only do that about once a day. There were several ass kissing comments that waited just as long as yours to be approved.

      • Unhappy says:

        Thank you. I apologize for jumping to conclusions. I am ordering a copy of your book and look forward to reading and learning from it.

  8. Sarah says:

    I bought it! I’ll drop over the receipt in a bit. I’m excited to start reading!!
    Sarah’s most recent post: 6 Months Sober!!!

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