I have been incredibly lucky to receive some amazing reviews for my latest book "Instant Wisdom". And here we go again! This time I am utterly honoured to receive a 5-star review from Readers' Favorite, one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet.

Readers' Favorite have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

So, here follows their press release about my book. (And special thanks to Jack Magnus for reviewing the book.)

 

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Non-Fiction - Self Help book "Instant Wisdom" by Beth Burgess, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0957321732.

Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite5-star books

"Instant Wisdom: 10 Easy Ways To Get Smart Fast is a nonfiction self-help book written by Beth Burgess, a therapist, coach, and author. She’s also the founder of Wiseism.com, a site designed to assist people who want to enrich their lives through amping up their own natural smarts. As a new adult, Burgess had to cope with a crippling anxiety disorder she developed in her mid-teens. Self-medicating with alcohol and the resulting poor decisions she was making along the way made life even more difficult. Then she resolved to change things, to begin using her native intelligence to make changes, to solve problems rather than find ways around them. Her research drove her to learn about other cultures and philosophies, to find techniques that may seem marvelous and fantastic -- except they actually do work.

This is a well-written and insightful look at things people can do right now to make their brains work for them. The author’s down-to-earth approach is a welcome change from those books which promise you riches beyond compare through directed meditation and money mantras. As a long-term bodybuilder and weight trainer, I was already quite familiar with the concept of visualization in turning the most challenging lifts into movements that are easily accomplished. Burgess explains the basis behind this phenomena and goes on to produce backed studies that show how even the simple act of visualizing an exercise can actually result in improved fitness in the involved area. While not a replacement for that jog in the park or those 40 laps in the pool, the idea that seeing and visualizing those activities can make a positive effect on your health was fascinating indeed. With each page of this perceptive, frank and illuminating book, I did become quite a bit wiser and more aware of how much more there is to know. Instant Wisdom: 10 Easy Ways To Get Smart Fast is most highly recommended."

You can learn more about Beth Burgess and "Instant Wisdom" at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/instant-wisdom where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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The Happy Addict made it to the Best Drug Addiction Books of All Time

 

I'm delighted to announce that my book, "The Happy Addict: How to be Happy in Recovery from Alcoholism or Drug Addiction", has just won an award!

It was named one of BookAuthority's Best Drug Addiction Books of All Time.best-drug-addiction-books

Books by Russell Brand, Noah Levine, Dr Gabor Mate, James Frey, Carlton Erickson Ph.D and Mackenzie Phillips joined mine on the list of the 42 Best Drug Addiction Books of All Time, so I'm in pretty good company!

And it's not one of those "fake awards" that you pay to enter or receive your award. I didn't even know I'd won until I was notified.

BookAuthority collects and ranks the best books in the world, based on dozens of different signals, including public mentions, recommendations, ratings, sentiment, popularity and sales history. The website has been featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc.

People who recommended books for the list included Demi Lovato and James Altucher.

It really is humbling to get this kind of recognition. After all, I'm just a recovering alcoholic who wanted to help others find a recovery as happy as mine has been.

 

But it's also an honour to know that my book has touched and helped so many people.Happy Addict_front_cover

If you've ever bought, recommended or rated The Happy Addict, then you are a huge part of this wonderful achievement, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

If you haven't yet read The Happy Addict, you can order it from most bookstores or buy it online at your favourite online bookstore, including Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

As always, big love, and a huge thank you!

Beth :)

 

What if you could become even happier and more successful in all areas of your life? Wouldn't that be great?

Most people bumble along in life, doing the same old things, thinking the same old ways and just kind of get by. And that's OK if you're content with that kind of life.

But rates of depression, stress and poor mental health are increasing every year across the globe, so I'm assuming that more and more people are no longer happy living that way.

So, if you want a better life, better relationships, less stress and more happiness, then I have a solution for you. It's free and You can find out what it is by watching this short video.

Then you can look like this less often:  

 

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And look like this more often  :

 

 

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Distinguished psychologist Carlo Diclemente Ph.D,, whose field of expertise is Addiction and Health Behaviour Change, has given our book "Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the Relationship" a very positive, thorough and balanced review.

Currently teaching at the University of Maryland, Professor Diclemente himself has written hundreds of research papers and several books, so we were particularly delighted to receive such a good and thoughtful review.

In his review, he calls the book "a comprehensive, historically rich, sophisticated, and research-supported exploration of addiction, its definition, and the ongoing debate about the role of choice in the phenomenon of addiction."

Diclemente also notes that the authors of some of the chapters "represent many of my heroes in addiction research and practice who are innovators and creative thinkers pushing the boundaries of our understanding of addiction."

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The professor also recommends that the book will likely be challenging and interesting for psychologists, philosophers, behavioural scientists, neuroscientists, curious clinicians, and researchers with a wide array of interests,

The full review can be found in PsycCRITIQUES October 23, 2017, Vol. 62, No. 42, Article 1 © 2017 American Psychological Association.

If you are interested in reading the book and looking at addiction from a whole range of perspectives, you can find "Addiction and Choice "on Amazon UK, Amazon.com, and it can be ordered from all good bookshops.

Thank you, Professor Diclemente.

 

 

Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the Relationship

Nick Heather and Gabriel Segal (Eds.)

Oxford University Press

ISBN 978-0-19-872722-4.

 

 There are so many categories that it is like Wonderland trying to navigate the British Medical Association Book Awards.

That is not a bad thing – it's important to cover podiatry to psychiatry. I am all for better health for all.

That said, we were delighted to learn that ‘Addiction & Choice’ was highly commended by the British Medical Association and shortlisted for the Book of the Year award in the  ‘Public Health’ category.

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Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the Relationship
Nick Heather and Gabriel Segal—Oxford University Press, September 2016. ISBN: 9780198727224.

 

 

The collection of authors who contributed, including Segal, Heather and other luminaries in the field, reflect an understanding of addiction on various physiological, medical, psychological and philosophical levels.

I am proud to have written two chapters myself, as both an addict, a therapist and someone who want to fight addiction stigma.

So, we didn't win. But Highly Commended ain't that bad.

And I've had great feedback from readers.

I'd recommend anyone who wants to learn more about addiction to read "Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the Relationship".

I don't get money for it, but I sure get satisfaction from knowing just one more person in the world is educated about addiction and all its facets.

You can get the US version here

And your UK copy here

What's Beth Up To?

  • 25 May 2019
      I have been incredibly lucky to receive some amazing reviews for my latest book "Instant Wisdom". And here we go again! This time I am utterly honoured to receive a 5-star review from Readers'...
  • 21 Oct 2018
      The Happy Addict made it to the Best Drug Addiction Books of All Time   I'm delighted to announce that my book, "The Happy Addict: How to be Happy in Recovery from Alcoholism or Drug Addiction", has...
  • 19 Jul 2018
    What if you could become even happier and more successful in all areas of your life? Wouldn't that be great? Most people bumble along in life, doing the same old things, thinking the same old...
  • 2 Mar 2018
    Distinguished psychologist Carlo Diclemente Ph.D,, whose field of expertise is Addiction and Health Behaviour Change, has given our book "Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the Relationship" a very positive,...
  • 17 Sep 2017
     There are so many categories that it is like Wonderland trying to navigate the British Medical Association Book Awards. That is not a bad thing – it's important to cover podiatry to...

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