Makes a great white elephant or gag gift! (4 stars)
If you love a good parody and mocking popular jargon, the Fireside Grown-Up Guides are sure to bring a snicker. As someone who enjoys the actual practice of mindfulness I found this one a little more lackluster than one of the other Guides I read but still amusing.
Should you know someone who is always on about meditation and yoga or the like you might enjoy dropping this tongue-in-cheek look at Mindfulness on them.
Notes: Review copy received via NetGalley.
Print/Ebook (64 pages, TOUCHSTONE)
The international publishing phenomenon and ridiculously funny new parody series that helps grown-ups learn about the world around them using large clear type, simple and easy-to-grasp words, frequent repetition, and thoughtful matching of text with pictures.
Have you been having trouble with the How, Why, and Wheres? Well fear no more. The Fireside Grown-Up Guide series understands that the world is just as confusing to a forty-year-old as it is to a four-year-old. We’re here to help and break down the most pressing and complex issues of our day into easy-to-digest pieces of information paired with vivid illustrations even a child could understand.
Mindfulness: the skill of thinking you are doing something, when in fact you are doing nothing. In this Fireside Grown-Up Guide to Mindfulness, we’ll meet a blissful cast of characters who’ve learned to free themselves from unnecessary worries like work, friends, and family. When they are fired from their jobs and abandoned by their friends and family, they learn to combat their stress by practicing mindfulness, and teach us a few lessons along the way.