I have read a book by Erica Bauermeister before (The School of Essential Ingredients). So when I was browsing in the library and saw Joy for Beginners I was reasonably confident it would be worth reading.
And so it was. I enjoyed it enormously. The premise was interesting. A group of friends who had supported one of their number through cancer treatment come together for a dinner and the cancer survivor gives each of them a challenge to complete by the end of the year.
The challenges were interesting – learn to make bread, clear out an ex'es books, do a 3 day walk, getting a tattoo amongst others.