20191130_202248.jpgWelcome to my stop on the Life is a 4-Letter Word blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

About the Book:

Life Is a 4-Letter Word consists of 40 brief autobiographical essays, each of which culminates in a valuable “life lesson.” This is the kind of collection that everyday people will relate to.

Written in a style that is engaging, warm, humorous, and conversational, Dr. David Levy brings his insights and expertise as a veteran psychologist (and baby boomer) and shares a lifetime journey of personal reflections, growth, and wisdom.

Unlike many other self-help books, this book does not lecture, preach, or dispense advice. It’s not a “how to” book. Rather, as the stories unfold, readers are enticed to look at, reflect on, and find meaning in, their own lives…while laughing, wincing, and learning all along the way. In the same way that Richard Carlson’s Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff inspired a generation, so will Dr. David Levy’s uplifting stories and wise advice.

My Thoughts:

A simple straight-forward review for this endearing, helpful, smart book.

Life Is a 4-Letter Word contains forty brief essays, autobiographical in scope, written by Dr. Levy, a psychologist by training.

The essays are easy to read and rewarding with useful nuggets of advice and self-acceptance.

My favorite aspect of the book is Dr. Levy’s approach to life as a learning experience. One of my mantras is that I’m always learning, inspired by my dad and his outlook on life, too. As long as that holds true, life is a fascinating place to be.

This is much more than just a self-help book, and it’s nice to have on hand for a quick pick-me-up.

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Author of Life is a 4 Letter Word, A Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University, he’s been teaching graduate psychology courses since 1986. He received his B.A. degree in theater arts from UCLA, his M.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, a second M.A. in psychology from UCLA, and his Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA, where he specialized in social psychology. He’s served as a Visiting Professor of Psychology in the former Soviet Union, where he delivered lectures and workshops at Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) State University and the Leningrad Academy of Science.
He was honored as a Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow and with the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence at Pepperdine, and was a recipient of the Shepard Ivory Franz Distinguished Teaching Award and Charles F. Scott Fellowship at UCLA.

Dr. Levy holds professional licenses both in psychology and in marriage and family therapy and has worked in a wide range of private practice and inpatient settings.

As a media consultant, Levy has appeared on over 70 television and radio broadcasts (including CNN, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Fox, NatGeo, A&E, and E!), providing psychological perspectives on current events, and examining issues and trends in the mental health fields.

Have you read Life is a 4-Letter Word, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR