Need some happiness this holiday season? More to the point, how about some happiness combined with stamps? Well, that is what you'll find in Jerry Lifsey's Happiness Surrounds You: The Stamp Booklet Guide to Happiness.
Lifsey's recipe for happiness begins with his extensive collection of stamp booklets of the world. He uses the pictures on the covers and interleaves of the booklets, which are illustrated in the book, as a jumping off point to write about things and events in life that bring happiness. Making his book a family affair he also includes essays from his grandchildren on what happiness is to them.
Many years ago Happiness Is A Warm Puppy, a book featuring the Peanuts characters, was a runaway bestseller. Perhaps Lifsey's book will meet the same fate and in the process bring more people into the hobby. Then everyone would be happy.