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The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to be Miserable)

4 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Scott Hamilton

Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Scott Hamilton shares his eight secrets to finding happiness in the face of a life filled with challenges, difficulties, and career-canceling odds. With never-been-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the skating world, … see full wiki

Author: Scott Hamilton
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
4 reviews about The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (Even When...
review by . May 25, 2009
In "The Great Eight, How to be happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable)", Scott Hamilton shares with us his life stories and some of the defining moments of his life (both the ups and downs), and how he transformed himself into a more positive and happier person.    Some of the key takeaways that I get from this book (from Scott's experiences and life lessons). Not the exact 8 chapters/topics but more of my own summary:    1. Do not fear of …
review by . April 26, 2009
I was impressed with Scott Hamilton when I saw him on "Celebrity Apprentice" recently, even though was fired by Donald Trump after making a poor name choice while acting as the project manager for his team's task. After reading "The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable)" by Scott Hamilton, I'm even more impressed. This book is an easy read, but full of practical advice on staying happy and optimistic, illustrated with Hamilton's successes, struggles, and …
review by . March 01, 2009
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Skating legend and perennial optimist Scott Hamilton shares the secrets to his personal happiness and illustrates each with memories of his childhood and career. He overcame a longtime illness as a youth and later, cancer and a brain tumor, along with personal and professional losses, and has found true peace by practicing what he preaches.     Unfortunately, the book has a very preachy feel to it and is endlessly repetitive. His "secrets" are hardly new and can be summarized …
review by . February 14, 2009
I have been a fan of figure skating for a long time. I have actually met Scott Hamilton on a few occasions - in passing. I have to admit that the times I have seen it, Hamilton did not strike me as being a lonely searching person. He always seemed very outgoing and he especially seemed to have the world in the palm of his hand - especially since he was always, always surrounded by people telling him how wonderful he was.    So, it was with great surprise and a tad bit of skepticism …
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