Humanist Book Makes Kindle Best Seller List

Self published author Jennifer Hancock made #7 on the Kindle best seller list this month in the Parenting/Morals and Responsibility category with her book, The Humanist Approach to Happiness: Practical Wisdom.
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July 27, 2011 - PRLog -- Self published author Jennifer Hancock made #7 on the Kindle best seller list this month in the Parenting/Morals and Responsibility category with her book, The Humanist Approach to Happiness: Practical Wisdom. The book was written for teens and young adults as a way to teach ethics and decision-making. It is Ms. Hancock’s first book and is available in both paperback and e-book formats.

The book also made it into Kindle’s Health, Mind & Body/ Death & Grief best seller list reaching #25. While the paperback edition didn’t make a bestseller list, it has been ranked among the top 0.2% of all the books being sold on Amazon.com. The Kindle edition has been ranked in to top 0.8% of all paid books being offered through Kindle.

Ms. Hancock, who is a stay at home mom, wrote the book over a period of 5 years as a way to discuss difficult, yet important subjects with young people.  Originally conceived of as a resource for youth educators; parents are finding that the book provides them with a much needed framework to help them discuss everything from peer pressure, dating, sex, and relationships to drinking, driving, grief and financial responsibility all within the framework of ethics and personal responsibility.

“The book was written to be discussed,” says Ms. Hancock.  “While I express some pretty strong opinions, it is not necessary for anyone to agree with me. Rather, the point of the book is to get people thinking about their own ethics and values and how they can better apply their ethics to their decision making in every day life and why doing so will usually result in better outcomes for everyone.”

What makes this book unique is that it is written from an explicitly Humanist perspective. According to Ms. Hancock, “this is how I was raised and how I was taught to make decisions, so it makes sense that I would share my perspective as a Humanist in the book.”  She adds, “Humanists focus on practical ways to live a better life and the solutions we have found, precisely because they are so practical, are accessible to anyone regardless of belief or lack thereof.”

Jennifer Hancock is a writer, speaker, and Humanist.  She is the former executive director of the Humanists of Florida Association and writes the Happiness through Humanism blog and podcast. She is a resident of Manatee County Florida and organizes the Humanist Families of Greater Tampa Bay group.

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Jennifer Hancock is a writer, speaker, and Humanist. She is the author of the new book The Humanist Approach to Happiness. She writes a monthly freelance column about Humanism for the Bradenton Herald and has a blog the Humanist Approach to happiness.
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