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The Complete Game of Life and How to Play It
The Classic Text with Commentary, Study Questions, Action Items, and Much More
Florence Scovel Shinn, With Chris Gentry, Foreword by Laura Berman Fortgang
ISBN: 9781571747280
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
$10.95
5 1/2 x 6 1/2
144 pages
September 1, 2015


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“The secret of her success was that she was always herself…colloquial, informal, friendly, and humorous. She herself was very spiritual…and taught by familiar, practical, and everyday examples.” —Emmet Fox, author of The Sermon on the Mount

“By studying and practicing the principles laid down in this book, one may find prosperity, solve problems, have better health, achieve personal relations—in a word, win the game of life.” —Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking

The Game of Life and How to Play It, by Florence Scovel Shinn, helped me crystallize my own thinking and moved me forward on the path to where I am today.” —Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life

This new and expanded edition of one of the most influential self-help books of the 20th century makes Shinn’s principles relevant to 21st-century readers. Included now are study questions, meditations, and action items that will ensure that this will become the essential edition of this classic text.

Shinn begins with the following statement: “Most people consider life a battle. It’s not a battle….It’s a game. And like most games, it can’t be played successfully without understanding the rules.” In a clear and accessible manner, Shinn then sets forth and explores the six key rules for the game of life, providing to readers the user’s manual for making informed decisions and fully embracing a life of success and happiness.

Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940) was an American artist and book illustrator before this book was published. After its publication in 1925 she became a popular lecturer and writer.
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Chris Gentry is a successful businessperson, teacher, and author. He lives in New England. He can be reached at chrisgentry@yahoo.com.
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Laura Berman Fortgang is a speaker, executive coach, and author. Her books include Living Your Best Life and Now What: 90 Days to a New Life (both published by Tarcher/Penguin).
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