Life is short. Why not live it on the bright side?

In this laugh-out-loud guide to what matters most, New York Times bestselling author Melanie Shankle reminds us of the unchanging truths we can count on in a changing world.

THE WORLD FEELS A BIT CRAZY THESE DAYS.

So many voices tell us what to do, what to think, and what kind of parent or friend or spouse to be. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed—maybe even defeated and stuck.

Somewhere in the midst of online arguments and crazy politics and the ups and downs of life, we've become blind to the gifts that are all around us: kindness, love, and joy. We've lost the art of looking on the bright side.

On the Bright Side will teach you:

Love better, feel richer, laugh more.

In a world that asks us if we’re Instagram-worthy, Melanie Shankle’s book offers hilarious reminders of down-home decency and heaven-sent grace.

Discover the bright side of aging gracefully, holding plans loosely, loving others well, and most of all, staying true to yourself in the messy, the mundane, and the unexpected happiness of a life well-lived.

WATCH TRAILER

“This book will delight you, encourage you, relieve you, and nourish you...Close the last page then give it to the people you love most.”
Forward by Jen Hatmaker

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF ORDERING

Order one or more copies of On The Bright Side (any format) at the retailer of your choice by February 25, 2020, and you'll be qualified to receive the following amazing bonuses:
"FROM THE HEART"
60-minute Teaching Video: Melanie shares a range of intimate, emotional, and sometimes hilarious stories that demonstrate that even when we establish goals and set our life's path, it doesn't always turn out like what we planned, and that's not a bad thing. Invite your friends over to watch it together!
Discussion Guide:
Book Club Discussion Guide: Become your most genuine-self by following along with Melanie Shankle's chapter discussion questions. You'll dive deep into the importance of finding the bright side in being true to yourself, loving others, being brave, & more! Great for individual or group study.
First 3 Chapters (Audio + PDF):
(Audio + PDF): Start reading and listening to On the Bright Side immediately! Includes the audiobook and a PDF of The Bright Side of Finding Your People, The Bright Side of Giving Up on Comparing and Competing, and The Bright Side of Finding Yourself in the Middle.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melanie Shankle writes regularly at The Big Mama blog and is the New York Times bestselling author of seven previous books, including Nobody’s Cuter than You and It’s All About the Small Things. Melanie is a graduate of Texas A&M and loves writing, shopping at Target, checking to see what’s on sale at Anthropologie, and trying to find the lighter side in every situation. Most of all, she loves being the mother of Caroline, the wife of Perry, and the official herder of two wild dogs named Piper and Mabel, who are the inspiration behind her first children’s picture book, Piper & Mabel, available February 25, 2020.

DISCOVER THE POWER OF BEING
TRUE TO YOURSELF.

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Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime with Melanie Shankle’s debut children's picture book, Piper & Mabel!