Over the years, I have read a great many self-help books, so I was a little leery of reading this one but I am happy to say that it is quite good and worth the read. Riva does a great job of getting straight to the point and keeping it simple. There are 12 strategies that provide actual actions to take to change the way your brain works so that you become a happy thinker. Learning the material in this book would save you a lifetime of misery. Well worth the cost I encourage you to not just read this but to give it for gifts for anyone over 12 years of age.