This week’s Monday Contest celebrates books to make you better—better at breaking (or making) habits; better at being healthy; better at being happy in the face of uncertainty.
The three books are funny, interesting and inspiring. They’d make perfect gifts for graduates, or great reads for anyone who needs a little pep talk:
A.J. Jacobs is the best-selling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All. In his latest book, Drop Dead Healthy, he goes on a quest for “bodily perfection.” His hilarious journey will make you crack up and maybe even change the way you live. Read a funny hand-written Q&A with Jacobs here.
10½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said by Charles Wheelan contains some of the best, most straight-forward commencement advice I’ve ever heard. The book is taken from Wheelan’s 2011 speech at Dartmouth College and is filled with humor and genuinely helpful suggestions.
Want these books? Here’s how you can enter to win . . .
TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the title of a book that has helped you improve your life.
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, May 25. The winner will receive the three books listed above. Prize must be shipped to a North American address, and Rhode Island residents are not eligible. (Full contest rules here.) Good luck!
ETA: Congratulations to Marcia, who enjoyed How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer.
Thanks to all who entered! Contest is now closed.