Today’s the day!
After several months of revisions, editing, mulling it over, crumpling up and tossing drafts into the wastebasket, walking over to the wastebasket and de-crumpling, etc. I’m pleased to say that my new book is finally done. Finito. Complete. And I’m really excited to share it with you.
And until this Thursday (September 18), you can download Everyday Joy: Or, How To Be Happier and Healthier, and Party All The Time for free via Amazon.
(Note: this free promotion has ended, but for a limited time you can pick up the e-book on Amazon for just $2.99)
So what’s the new book about?
As I’ve mentioned before, the new book is, in some ways, a sequel to Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy, because there’s no way I could have written a book called Everyday Joy if I was still struggling with retroactive jealousy. I’m happier now than I’ve ever been in my life, and the new book details my journey, and offers the reader a number of practical suggestions and perspectives so that they can be happier too.
In a series of short, to-the-point articles, I tackle subjects like drugs, death, and desire, while offering practical tips and perspectives on growing into a happier, healthier human being.
Part self-help, part intimate (and at times embarrassing) memoir, Everyday Joy offers a radical re-interpretation of the idea of “partying,” and shows how you can, in fact, choose to “party” every day of your life. If you’re someone who wants to be happier, more peaceful, and more open to experiencing joy in each and every moment, this book was written for you.
Why are you giving it away for free?
First and foremost, I’m proud of Everyday Joy, and I want it to get in front of the most eyes, period. I think a lot of people will find it helpful.
But also, I’m hoping that many of the readers who get the book for free will leave a rating and review on Amazon.
Customer reviews are increasingly crucial for a book’s success (especially self-published books, like this one), so I’m asking people to take a minute once they finish reading and rate and review it.
(Please note that you don’t need a Kindle to read it. Any computer, smartphone, or tablet will do, though you might need to download the free Kindle app if you don’t have it already.)
So: if you grab my book on Amazon during this free promotion, it would really mean a lot to me if you could rate it, and write a quick review. I’m not asking for five stars, just your honest opinion.
(In fact, even if you hate this book, and it inspires venomous rage that keeps you up at night and pierces through to your very soul, leave a review anyway. I want to know what you think.)
To leave a review:
- Go to the Everyday Joy page on Amazon.
- Click “Write a customer review” in the Customer Reviews section.
- Rate the book and write your review.
- Click “Submit.”
I feel fortunate that some seriously cool authors, educators, and entrepreneurs have already written some kind words about the book:
“A must-read for anyone who’s contemplated life’s contemplatables… Everyday Joy offers an interesting and inspirational new look at the human condition.”
—Paul Jarvis, bestselling author of Everything I Know
“Simply put: Everyday Joy belongs on your bookshelf, sandwiched between Alan Watts and Tom Robbins… A perfect cocktail mixing clarity, humor, and deep insight that goes down smooth.”
—Zach Obront, blogger and entrepreneur
“For someone who is highly BS-sensitive, I was slightly nervous opening this book. I needn’t have been. Stockill adds zero varnish while tackling a topic that too often slips to the back of my mind in the hustle and bustle of everyday interruption… Everyday Joy showed me just how much being stuck in the stresses of my to-do list was getting in the way of a fulfilled life, and inspired me to stop, look up into the world, and breathe again.”
—Matthew Newton, founder of TourTiger.com, and co-host of Web Agency Podcast
“This book is great… Sometimes I get nostalgic for those fun, late-night conversations with the intellectually curious 20-somethings I went to college with, when we used to talk about life–trying to figure things out, sharing stories, pushing boundaries (and getting exceptionally drunk in the process). That’s exactly what Everyday Joy felt like. Very enjoyable read!”
—Joshua Waldman, author of Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies
A huge thank-you for all of your inspiring and encouraging emails over the past few months. Your support means more to me than I can ever hope to express. I’m really excited to begin this new chapter, and share the new book with you.