Author: Lauren Martin

Publication Date: December 8, 2020

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

The Happiness Project meets So Sad Today in this “hilariously witty, unflinchingly honest” book from Words of Women founder Lauren Martin, as she contemplates the nature of negative emotions — and the insights that helped her to take control of her life (Bobbi Brown).

Five years ago, Lauren Martin was sure something was wrong with her. She had a good job in New York, an apartment in Brooklyn, a boyfriend, yet every day she wrestled with feelings of inferiority, anxiety and irritability. It wasn’t until a chance encounter with a (charming, successful) stranger who revealed that she also felt these things, that Lauren set out to better understand the hold that these moods had on her, how she could change them, and began to blog about the wisdom she uncovered. It quickly exploded into an international online community of women who felt like she did: lost, depressed, moody, and desirous of change.

Inspired by her audience to press even deeper, The Book of Moods shares Lauren’s journey to infuse her life with a sense of peace and stability. With observations that will resonate and inspire, she dives into the universal triggers every woman faces — whether it’s a comment from your mother, the relentless grind at your job, days when you wish the mirror had a Valencia filter, or all of the above. Blending cutting-edge science, timeless philosophy, witty anecdotes and effective forms of self-care, Martin has written a powerful, intimate, and incredibly relatable chronicle of transformation, proving that you really can turn your worst moods into your best life.

Book Review

The Book of Moods: How I Turned My Worst Emotions Into My Best Life by Lauren Martin is an interesting and informative book about dealing with emotions.

The Book of Moods is an excellent book full of honesty. Martin doesn’t try to pretend she is an emotion expert. She gives many real life examples about times she overreacted and couldn’t handle her emotions. Martin describes how she let something small ruin her whole day and how that affected the people around her. This book written from personal experience rather than an expert made it way more relatable. There is useful advice throughout the book. As someone that struggles with moods and emotions sometimes, The Book of Moods was a must read for me. The Book of Moods gave advice with many stories that made it easy to read and kept it interesting. There were times were Martin told a story in a funny and dramatic way that I realized I could relate to. Lauren explains how she stopped having moods control her life and how to use emotions in a good way. I highly recommend The Book of Moods.

Thank you Grand Central Publishing for The Book of Moods.

About the Author

Lauren Martin is a writer and the founder of Words of Women — an online and physical community dedicated to the growth and development of women. By providing entertaining, enlightening and supportive content related to the female condition, it has transformed the feeds and lives of its 300,000 women followers across Instagram, Facebook and Newsletter subscribers.

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3 thoughts on “Book Review: The Book of Moods

  1. An interesting concept, though I’m a bit concerned about an oversimplification of mental health issues. Sounds like you enjoyed, so that’s good.


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