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TINY BUDDHA: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions
by Lori Deschene

TINY BUDDHA: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions by Lori Deschene

Lori’s books have sold over 200,000 copies and her books have been translated into multiple languages. This is crowd-sourced wisdom that helps readers discover meaning, joy, and calm.

Key Selling Points:

· Over 100,000 copies sold in English and 9 translation licenses

· The Tiny Buddha website has over 7 million followers and friends.

· A daily resource for peace, happiness, and joy.

Book Description:

This is a little book that has had a big impact. It is a book filled with inspirational quotes and anecdotes that enable readers to find meaning, embrace healthy relationships, and discover daily happiness and joy.

Tiny Buddha began as a Lori Deschene quote-a-day tweet in 2008. As popularity grew, Lori asked her Twitter followers to contribute their thoughts and perspectives on the difficult questions that influence how we live our everyday lives: thoughts about purpose, pain, happiness, fate, and more. Lori's daily wisdom posts about mindfulness, non-attachment, and happiness became so popular that she now has more than seven million social media followers who share quotes and stories about letting go of pain and opening up to joy. Her inspirational site has grown into one of the most popular on the web.

Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions is a combination of the amazing responses that Lori received along with her own insightful essays, and lessons from wise teachers around the world and throughout time. In this book she shares her own experience overcoming depression, isolation, self-loathing, and a sense of meaninglessness. This inspirational book explores how issues have played out in Lori’s own life and offers action-oriented recommendations to help people empower themselves in our world of uncertainty. The result is a guide that helps readers discover the endless possibilities for a life lived mindfully in the present, connected to others.

“Lori Deschene is a friend and fellow author who spreads truth and inspiration throughout the twittersphere, her blog, and now her new book!—Gabrielle Bernstein, author of The Universe Has Your Back.

About the author Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha, a self-help website that draws inspiration from thousands of contributors who share their stories and life lessons on the blog. She lives in California. Visit her at:


"Lori Deschene doesn't claim to be anybody's guru. But it's that lack of pretense and her total candor--how she tells her own often wild story without flinching--that is so magnetic, inviting a sense of ease with our own wrinkles, too, and fostering a sense of personal possibility. As she asks: Are you ready to be free?" --Margaret Roach, author of And I Shall Have Some Peace There ― Reviews

"How can we find happiness and peace--right now, right here? In her engaging, thought-provoking book Tiny Buddha, Lori Deschene explores this enormous question to help readers grapple with challenges like money, love, pain, control, and meaning, in order to find greater happiness." --Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project ― Reviews

"I spent months retweeting posts from a mystery handle called @tinybuddha. I wasn't the only one: Hundreds of thousands of people followed the daily messages. I was intrigued and made it a point to meet the woman behind the message. Today Lori Deschene is a friend and fellow author who spreads truth and inspiration throughout the twittersphere, her blog, and now her new book! Lori has shifted the energy of the Internet with her loving daily posts and now she is sharing more with the world through her incredible book Tiny Buddha!" --Gabrielle Bernstein, author of Add More -ing to Your Life and Spirit Junkie ― Reviews

"Lori is one of a kind. Her amazing heart and wisdom shine through in everything she writes! I am a HUGE fan of Tiny Buddha and I'm constantly inspired by Lori and her work." Mastin Kipp, founder of The Daily Love (thedailylove.com) ― Reviews

"Tiny Buddha is a moving and insightful synthesis of evocative stories and ancient wisdom applied to modern life. Great read!" --Jonathan Fields, author of Uncertainty ― Reviews

"There's nothing tiny about the extra-large dose of awesome stuffed into Lori's writing. Read it and feel good about the world." --Neil Pasricha, founder and author, 1000 Awesome Things, The Book of Awesome ― Reviews

"Few people in our time have more passionately or more creatively applied wisdom teachings to a new digital generation than Lori Deschene. I am continually inspired by her writing, and also by her sincere dedication to learning, growth, and wisdom. I feel tremendously fortunate to have had the chance to get to know her work through Tiny Buddha, and to know her as a person. Both embody the same essential truths." --Soren Gordhamer, founder and author, Wisdom 2.0 ― Reviews

Rights Activity

Australia (Rockpool) exp 2024

Chinese-simple (Ace) exp

Chinese – complex (Beijing Zhenquing Culture & Art) expired

Czech (Gardenia) exp. 2012

Dutch (Ankh-Hermes) exp. 2012

French (AdA) exp 2021

India (Manjul) exp 2019

Korean (Big House) exp 2020

Spanish (Santillana Mex) exp 2018

UK (Hay House) active

Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself

40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life

Lori Deschene

Key Selling Points:

· Over 200,000 copies of Deschene’s books have sold

· The Tiny Buddha website has over 7 million followers and friends.

· A daily resource for peace, healthy self-esteem, and joy.

Book Description:

“Based on crowd-sourced wisdom, this inspirational guide will help readers deal with negative emotions and feel good about themselves.

Many of us know intellectually that we need to be good to ourselves if we want to be happy. But it feels so hard. We are simultaneously the harsh judge and the lost, scared child who wants to stop feeling judged. It becomes a vicious cycle. It only stops when we step outside ourselves and observe how we got ourselves stuck. Only then can we learn to practice gratitude and positive thinking.

Lori Deschene, creator of TinyBuddha.com and the self-help journals Tiny Buddha's Worry Journal and Tiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal, shares 40 unique perspectives and insights to help you stop judging yourself so harshly. Featuring stories selected from hundreds of TinyBuddha.com contributors, Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself provides an honest look at what it means to overcome critical, self-judging thoughts to create a peaceful, empowered life.

Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself is a collection of vulnerable reflections and epiphanies from people who are learning to love themselves, just like you. In this book, you will find:

·Four authentic, vulnerable stories in each chapter

·Insightful observations about our shared struggles and how to overcome them

Action-oriented suggestions based on the wisdom in the stories

Praise for:

“I highly recommend Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself to anyone who needs a little help recognizing their worth and potential.”

―Karen Salmansohn, bestselling author of Prince Harming Syndrome

“All of us can find inspiration and powerful lessons in Tiny Buddha's openhearted, generous community of teachers. I'm so grateful to have found them.”

―Priscilla Warner, author of Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life

“This wonderful collection of personal stories and words of wisdom will help you become kinder and more compassionate to yourself, and ultimately show you how to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.”

ten Neff, author of Self-Compassion, Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind

Rights sold:

UK: Hay House

French: Editions AdA (exp 2020)

French audio: Editions AdA (exp. 2021)