This book taught me that I have the power to choose my feelings, even when I do not have the power to choose what others around me do. This book also taught me to seek what irrational beliefs I have inside me which lead me to react to certain situations in a way that is not going to make me happy. Maultsby shows in practical ways how I can make my life happier everyday and retain control of how I feel and how I react. I no longer have to give power to others around me to affect my daily life in ways that hurt me in the past. The book is easlily readable and very practical. You owe it to yourself to read this handbook for better and more fucntional living.