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Title:  Proverbial Beauty:  Secrets for success and happiness from the wisdom of the ages
Author:  Yonason Goldson, yonasongoldson [at] gmail.com, (314) 727-6265
Publisher:  Timewise Press, PO Box 11504, St. Louis, MO 63105, timewisepress [at] gmail.com
ISBN 978-0692369203, nonfiction, softcover, $14.95, 244 pages
Publication date: June 2015

Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World

St. Louis, MO — Celebrate the marriage of King Solomon’s Book of Proverbs and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Proverbial Beauty:  Secrets for Success and Happiness from the Wisdom of the Ages.

Follow this guided tour beneath the surface of the world we live in through the lens of news stories, scientific discoveries, the natural world, folktales, and historical vignettes – all woven together in a lyrical medley of the human experience.  Learn how to gain clarity through times of darkness and confusion, develop attitudes that deepen relationships, decrease cynicism and find joy in the daily miracles that fill our lives.

Researchers cannot explain why people, when blindfolded, are unable to travel in a straight line; but what does it tell us about ourselves that our nature inclines us to wander in circles?  What does NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s plan for “congestion pricing” to ease traffic reveal about the way we make decisions?  What can fig harvesting, migraine headaches, and two Miss America titleholders teach us about the underpinnings of emotional well-being?  The answers are here.

This is what the Midwest Book Review has to say:  “Real definitions of love and happiness are provided in a blend of proverbs and analysis that will delight those thinkers who want a lively discourse of possibilities and alternative visions.”

Yonason Goldson, author of three books and over 200 articles, took the long road to the rabbinate, graduating the University of California with a degree in English Literature, circumnavigating the globe, hitchhiking across the United States, and backpacking across Europe before he settled into nine years of talmudic scholarship in the Land of Israel.  He and his wife now live in St. Louis, MO, where he teaches, writes, and lectures to a variety of audiences on contemporary issues, inspiration, education, childraising, history, philosophy, spirituality, and self-awareness.

Visit him at yonasongoldson.com.

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