The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life

Category: Book
Foreword By: Beagle, Peter S.
By (author): Smith, Noble
Subject:  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth
  LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy
  SELF-HELP / General
  SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: October 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.92in x 6.30in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*In The Wisdom of the Shire , Noble Smith sheds a light on the life-changing ideas tucked away inside the classic works of J. R. R. Tolkien and his most beloved creation - the stouthearted Hobbits. How can simple pleasures such as gardening, taking long walks, and eating delicious meals with friends make you significantly happier? Why is the act of giving presents on your birthday instead of getting them such a revolutionary idea? What should you do when dealing with the Gollum in your life? And how can we carry the burden of our own magic ring of power" without becoming devoured by it? The Wisdom of the Shire holds the answers to these and more of life's essential questions. "
Review Quote*"Smith urges hobbit-wannabes to embrace the original small-is-beautiful lifestyle - grow your own food, walk everywhere. And sing. Even to love Tolkien-style!" - USA Today "A definitive guide to Tolkien's worldview." -Wired.com "A splendidly fun guide to life . . . a constant companion. I'd recommend it to anyone!" -TheHobbitMovie.co.uk " The Wisdom of the Shire is an idea whose time has unquestionably come." -Peter S. Beagle, author of the introduction to The Lord of the Rings
Biographical NoteNoble Smith is an award-winning playwright who has worked as a video game writer, a documentary film executive producer, and the media director of an international human rights foundation. He is author of the novella Stolen from Gypsies and the novel Sons of Zeus, the first book in the Warrior Trilogy. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children. NOBLE SMITH is an award-winning playwright who has worked as a video-game writer, a documentary-film executive producer, and the media director of an international human rights foundation. He is also the author of the novella Stolen from Gypsies, the nonfiction book The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life, and the novel Sons of Zeus . He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.