Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
A quick pick-me-up of a book, sort of a motivational speech in book form. Fifty 1-3 page chapters with an anecdote to illustrate the principles, like Do Something! and Do Nothing! and Lighten Up and Push Yourself. Essentially it comes down to, build an active, well rounded life, take a positive attitude into everything, etc. Curiously, I don't think I saw a Stand Up For Yourself or Don't Take That Crap Anymore chapter, although the Simplify! chapter did explain that to simplify sometimes means saying "no".
Paperback copy, signed by the author, picked up at one of her motivational talks a looooong time ago.