Adult Books

The Best Life Stories
Real Life Tales of Resilience, Joy and Hope

By Editors of Reader's Digest

Subject: Motivational
hardcover | 176 pages | 5 1/2 X 6 1/2 x 1/2
US$12.99 | CAN$13.99
Publication Date: 2012-10-25
ISBN: 9781606525647
EBOOK: 9781606525708

Shared by people just like you, this delightful collection of little life lessons promises to warm your heart, lift your spirit, and motivate your soul.†

Carefully selected from more than 6,500 essays, this wonderful collection of more than 80 stories reveals pure, common wisdom at its best, shared by ordinary people who look at life in an extraordinary way. From heartbreaking accounts to amusing snapshots, The Best Life Stories will leave you feeling hopeful, resilient, and optimistic that happiness can be found even in the darkest moments. Born out of a Readerís Digest Facebook contest that challenged readers to write their life stories in 150 words or less, this book features the editorsí Top Picks, such as the inspirational tale of . . .†

  • one fatherís desolation and the renewal he found in his familyís faith and love.
  • one womanís ability to let go of her abusive past after rescuing an abused dog.
  • a motherís pride in a life-changing decision made by her autistic daughter.
  • a breast cancer patientís realization that her identity goes way beyond her diagnosis.
  • a free-spirited womanís choice to live on her own terms.
  • a young girlís proud recognition of her grandfatherís simple but profound legacy.

Plainspoken and honest, The Best Life Stories will help you discover the meaning of life, the simple joy in the every day.


For more than 80 years, Reader's Digest editors have been the source of trusted information for readers around the world. Expert in gardening, cooking, home repair, health, consumer awareness, and general reference, we are committed to providing authoritative content that not only inspires but also empowers people to enrich their lives and improve the universe around them.