I found out rather quickly that this book is not particularly well-written. Kralik’s life experiences are dismal, making the initial chapter just another sad memoir. I was tempted to give up on the book early.But then the story changes. Kralik discovers the power of gratitude and the story shifts. Kralik changes. The people with whom he comes into contact change and benefit from his new attitude of gratitude. And, slowly, his entire life shifts, building friendships, finding a job, and building a strong relationship with each of his children.Just in reading the book, I found myself more grateful for people in my life, for my job, for my town. I found myself thanking people for things and feeling happier in doing that. You have to respect a book that initiates positive changes in the reader.