The Blue Day Book – Bradley Trevor Greive – Thumbnail. The Blue Day Book. A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up. by Bradley Trevor Greive. This delightful little book, with appealing photos of animals throughout and zany captions, will amuse the glummest person. THE BLUE DAY. Cover image – The Blue Day Book. ENLARGE BOOK COVER. The Blue Day Book. by Bradley Trevor Greive. On Sale: 01/04/ Format: Hardcover, eBook.

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A number of years dau, I was going through a particularly rough patch in my life. I had been diagnosed a few years earlier with a rare neurologic disease that left me in constant pain and unable to work.

The long term disability insurance I had through my employer was abruptly cut off a story unto itself. As a result, I was forced to move to a more affordable location, far away from family and friends.

I had no money, no support system, no car and no job.


A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up. My sister found it on a shelf in a little gift shop in Virginia City, Nevada, and thought it would make a perfect gift for a sibling who was seriously down in the dumps.

The Blue Day Book: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up

A would-be author who had almost as many rejection letters from publishers as he had birthdays, he was feeling empty, forlorn, and about to give up. And that, he explains in the introduction to the book, summed up exactly how he perceived himself — helpless and hopelessly stuck.

But then Greive did something extraordinary. Grey is all most animals see, he thought to himself, and they seem OK with it. It includes pictures of elephants, polar bears, dogs, cats, frogs and giraffes among other speciesall bearing decidedly human expressions or doing very humanlike things.

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Each photo bears a caption. And these, when read consecutively, form the substantive message of bradlsy book — that everyone has bad days, for many, many different reasons. But life is still worth living. You just need to keep moving, and never give up hope. I would not recommend it for someone who was in the early stages of mourning the death of a loved one, for example, or someone who was deeply depressed.


Its message, while important, is delivered in a way that might cause greivs who was suffering greatly to think you were trivializing their pain.

The Blue Day Book

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