by Allen Klein

Viva Editions, $14.95, 190 pages

This book is a beautifully laid out compilation of inspirational sayings by many different writers, everyone from Joseph Campbell to Ann Landers and many more. Categories are listed alphabetically, for example, “D” is for Dream the Impossible Dream. Under “O” for Overcome Obstacles, you will find, “If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap where everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart” Socrates. From Henry Ford, “Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it‘s sometimes hard to realize this.” Some sayings are ironic or humorous: “Do not take life too seriously, you will never get out of it alive” from Elbert Hubbard.

Author Allen Klein is an award-winning professional speaker and best-selling author, as well as being a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. Jack Canfield, co-author of the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul begins the book with a short forward.  Change Your Life is a most enjoyable reference book of inspirational sayings in which any reader will likely find some that speak to their own lives.

Reviewed by Rosalie West