"Jen never tries to speak universally. She speaks for herself, clearly and informally, thinking out loud about decision making, simplicity, honesty, body ethics, sex, vibrators, relationships, addiction, self-image, pooping, death, and more. Her own thoughts are salted with quotes from Bertrand Russell to Britney Spears, including some keepers I hadn’t seen before. The net effect is a conversation about everything with an intelligent, unpretentious friend.""
- Dale McGowan - Parenting Beyond Belief
“In her explorations of universal themes such as embracing your inner dork and grounding your decisions in reality, Hancock manages to remind the reader of a few common sense gems that really will help any person lead a happier life. I recommend, not only that you read this book, but that you give it to someone who is struggling in their pursuit of life’s great goal – happiness."
Just finished reading your book! Wow! What an incredible job! It is filled with a tremendous amount of wonderfully practical advice (or wisdom as you say) and is a marvelous illustration of Applied Humanism. The section on grief was particularly meaningful to me since my wife passed away exactly three years ago this week. I also was especially impressed with how you tied all of these diverse issues back to Humanist principles and values.
- Bob Bhaerman, Director Kochhar Humanist Education Center
I have been very fortunate in being able to read an advanced copy of Jen's book. It is superb. I can't recommend it highly enough. It fills a need in the market that has been neglected for far too long. Every school and college library should have at least one copy. It is too valuable to leave off the school library shelf. Buy your school a copy.
- Hugh Hill, Director of the Secular Fellowship, Grief Counselor and Humanist Celebrant
"A copy of your book should be in every school in every State (especially Texas). In simple, easily comprehensible language it outlines the basic tenets of a humanist life which will stand any student, whether believer or non-believer, in good stead for the rest of their lives!"
- Robert Byrch
"This is a book that I feel should be in everyone's personal library that they can refer back to in time of need. It is divided into meaningful chapters that I think everyone can relate to in some way."
- B. J. Saul - Congregation Beth Adam in Boca Raton
"Just read it....love it!!! So in line with how I live my life and what I teach my children. My oldest will enter high school next year and this will be a wonderful book for us to share together."
- Shelly Stinchcomb , Humanist parent.
By Jennifer Hancock
The Humanist Approach to Happiness is a book that basically says – here are personal ethics, here is why they are important, and here is how you can apply them to your daily life and why doing so will help you live a happier more productive life. It isn’t a philosophy book so much as a book about the pragmatic reasons for being an ethical, compassionate and responsible person.
This is a great book for parents and grandparents to buy for their kids. It has chapters on dating, sex, grief, drinking, driving and resisting peer pressure. It was written to be discussed and has been endorsed by youth educators in 3 countries.
By sharing her pragmatic Humanist approach to living life fully and intentionally, Jennifer Hancock has transformed the lives of those who have been touched by her work. By encouraging people be the best, most ethical humans they can be, she consistently challenges people to think about and question who they are, what they are and more importantly, how they want to be.
She is one of the few individuals in America who was raised as a Humanist and she brings her delightful sense of humor, creativity, and compassion combined with a no-nonsense approach to all of her work and her coaching. She will help you focus on what really matters in your life and will teach you the practical skills you need to live your life the way you know you should be: ethically, compassionately and responsibly.
"I loved this book! Jennifer Hancock packs a lot of common sense wisdom in this small book. You don't have to be a Humanist to agree that what she writes is good advise for anyone. Can't wait to read her other book on Humanism!"