The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith
A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life

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In 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.

 

About Noble Smith

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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. His novel Sons of Zeus will be published in 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.
 
Published October 30, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books. 224 pages
Genres: Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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The author’s many comparisons between the “safe, warm, comfortable” facets of Hobbit life and contemporary reality lived outside Middle-earth are creative and satisfyingly good-natured.

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Thankfully the most recent translations of "The Hobbit" in both of these languages now use the word "Hobbit" in their titles.

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Thankfully the most recent translations of "The Hobbit" in both of these languages now use the word "Hobbit" in their titles.

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