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  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Personal Growth / Happiness
  • Language:English
  • Pages:72
  • eBook ISBN:9781667819822
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781667819815

I Used to Be a Miserable Duck

by John Kim

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This was a total passion project, one I'm super excited about. After having a girl two years ago and reading her bedtime stories, I realized that there aren't many children's books that show life in a real and honest way.

I know they're kids and they may not be ready to learn about "real life" but I think we shed them from more than we should because of our own fears. And this only handicaps them later.

So I wrote my own version of a children's book, one about the importance of expressing your feelings.

"I Used To Be A Miserable Duck" is a story about a duck who feels out of place and suppresses her feelings. She befriends a raccoon and together they learn to express themselves. Miserable duck is about self expression, self acceptance, and the importance of friendship.

It's a beautiful book, full color, and lengthy too. It was important to me to tell a full story. didn't want this to be a flimsy pamphlet. I wanted it to something you can put on the coffee table.

If you want a new book about real life for your child. Or gift it to someone you know who has a child,

Here's a discount CODE for $7 off: angryduck

Bowie was an unhappy duck. Until she befriends a raccoon who can't sleep. Together they form a friendship and realize how important it is to talk about their feelings.
About the author
John Kim is a licensed therapist, speaker, and author of best sellers, "I Used To Be A Miserable F*ck" and "Single. On Purpose." He is a writer for Psychology Today among many other publications and has been featured in The New York Post, NPR, Armchair Expert. Kim became known as an unconventional therapist who worked outside the box by seeing clients at coffee shops, on hikes, and in gyms. He is changing the temperature of self help by coming with you instead of at you. Today he lives in Altadena California raising a daughter with his girlfriend. He writes books, sends daily texts, and runs his virtual wellness center called the TAT Lab.
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