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The Happy Hour Effect
The Happy Hour Effect

The Happy Hour Effect

Twelve Secrets to Minimize Stress and Maximize Life


226 Pages, 5.5 x 8.4

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $20.00)

Publication Date: November 2012

ISBN 9781936636105

Rights: WOR

Goodman Beck Publishing (Nov 2012)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


The Happy Hour Effect: Twelve Secrets to Minimize Stress and Maximize Life, by bestselling and award-winning author Kristen K. Brown, provides easy, fun, and powerful solutions to minimize your stress and maximize your life. Kristen's voice is inspiring, motivating, witty, funny, and down to earth, and her book provides specific and actionable steps to stress less now. It isn't hard. It isn't confusing. It's a simple, straightforward, fun approach to stress relief. Each chapter includes inspiring quotes, the timing to implement each secret, the level of effort it will take, the expected results, and QR codes and links to supporting materials online that will make the respective chapter come to life. Also included are sidebars with expert interviews, anecdotes, statistics, and other visual content to reinforce the written words on each page. The QR codes and links connect to worksheets, videos, meditations, how-to tips, and other resources that will help you move forward on your stress management journey. The Happy Hour Effect is a comprehensive guide to help you live a healthier, happier, and less stressed life—quickly and easily.

Author Biography

Kristen K. Brown, The Queen of Stress Relief, is a coach, bestselling and award-winning author, webTV host, speaker, and the founder of Happy Hour Effect LLC and She has her master's certificate in integral theory, is a certified holistic health coach, and is a fifteen-year corporate America veteran. Her debut memoir, The Best Worst Thing, was about her journey to a new life after the unexpected death of her husband from a heart attack at the age of thirty when their daughter was just an infant. The Happy Hour Effect is Kristen's highly anticipated second release. Kristen has won the Royal Dragonfly Book Award, Readers' Favorite Book Award, SWIBA Award for Author of the Year, and has been nominated for two American Business Awards and two International Women in Business Awards. She has been featured on television, radio, print, and online, including CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC, Working Mother,, and US Weekly. Kristen enjoys gardening, meditation, cooking, yoga, travel, reading, and all things self-improvement focused. Kristen has traveled the world for both business and pleasure and enjoys learning about new cultures. She is a member of Women of Words, The Loft Literary Center, Film Independent, Femfessionals, and a volunteer for the American Heart Association. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her young daughter, and she will do almost anything for bacon.