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    DescriptionIn "The Wisdom of the Shire"," " Noble Smith sheds a light on the life-changing ideas tucked away inside the classic works of J. R. R. Tolkien and his most beloved creation--the stouthearted Hobbits. How can simple pleasures such as gardening, taking long walks, and eating delicious meals with friends make you significantly happier? Why is the act of "giving" presents on your birthday instead of "getting" them such a revolutionary idea? What should you do when dealing with the Gollum in your life? And how can we carry the burden of our own "magic ring of power" without becoming devoured by it? "The Wisdom of the Shire" holds the answers to these and more of life's essential questions.


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    Title
    The Wisdom of the Shire
    Subtitle
    A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Noble Smith, Foreword by Peter S Beagle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 211
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781250038296
    ISBN 10: 1250038294
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC21: 823.912
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: VXA, HP
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 725
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    DC22: 823/.912
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BIC subject category V2: VSPM
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A13228400, A37384000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004260
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SEL021000, OCC019000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC classification: PR6039.O32 H6366 2013
    Publisher
    St. Martin's Griffin
    Imprint name
    St. Martin's Griffin
    Publication date
    29 October 2013
    Author Information
    Noble Smith is an award-winning playwright who has worked as a video game writer, a documentary film executive producer, and the media director of an international human rights foundation. He is author of the novella "Stolen from Gypsies "and the novel "Sons of Zeus, "the first book in the Warrior Trilogy. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.
    Review quote
    "Noble Smith reminds us that we can all be as constantly surprising as the Hobbits." --Peter S. Beagle, author of "The Last Unicorn" and the introduction to "The Lord of the Rings ""I haven't had too many 'Personal Gollums' in my life but the next time I happen upon one I will take Noble Smith's book out and thumb through it like a manual. My only fear is that I will find someone doing the same thing to figure out how to deal with me. Such a fun book!" --Ty Burrell, Emmy winning star of "Modern Family ""Good books transport us, great books transform us. Noble Smith was clearly transformed by reading J. R. R. Tolkien's classic novels, and this book is the delightful result. It's a humorous but impassioned celebration of enduring values, worthy sacrifices, and simple pleasures. You can't beat that combination, either in the novels or in this irresistible homage." --Mark Salzman, author of "Iron and Silk ""How to live long and prosper, Hobbit-style. ... A life-affirming, must-have morsel for Tolkien's colossal fan base."--"Kirkus Reviews""""A definitive guide to Tolkien's worldview." --Wired.com"Smith urges hobbit-wannabes to embrace the original small-is-beautiful lifestyle --grow your own food, walk everywhere. And sing. Even to love Tolkien-style!" --"USA Today""""Delves into Middle-earth to show us how Tolkien can instruct us how to live a better life on Regular-earth." --"The Boston Globe""Funny, insightful, thought-provoking, and a thoroughly enjoyable read." --TheOneRing.net