NEW BOOK IN STORES/ONLINE–MAY 5 ‘I’M HAPPY FOR YOU (SORT OF . . . NOT REALLY)’; Where Can We Find Contentment in a Culture Obsessed with Comparison?

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Where Can We Find Contentment

in a Culture Obsessed with Comparison?

WHAT: I’m Happy for You (Sort Of…Not Really):
Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison (WaterBrook Press)
With signature wit and insight, Kay Wills Wyma—wife, mom . . . former corporate and White House exec—poses the 2015 question: “Is it possible to have peace in the midst of our culture’s relentless pressures to compare?” Answers emerge in her fetching, funny book, wrapped in candid accounts from her life as a mother of five. In a business meeting or the carpool lane, Wyma says, she’s seen the culture of comparison replace joy with competition and discontent. Wyma’s experiences—and her unique take on them—lead her readers to the source of real contentment.

WHO: Kay Wills Wyma, author, blogger and speaker, has five kids (ages 7 to 18) and one SUV with a lot of carpool miles, and before her high-level position as a stay-at-home mom, she was at the White House, The Staubach Company and Bank of America. In 2012, Wyma boldly took on the issue of spoiled kids in her first book Cleaning House: A Mom’s 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement. She has been featured on The TODAY Show, CNN-HLN, the Glenn Beck Show, Focus on the Family and many others. She earned degrees at Baylor University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She and her husband, Jon, and their five kids live in Dallas.

WHEN/WHERE: Available May 5, in stores and online, wherever books are sold.

PUBLISHER: WaterBrook Press, WaterBrook Multnomah Group, Penguin Random House

Page Count / 240
Format / Trade Paperback
ISBN / 9781601425959
List Price / $14.99
Format / ebook
ISBN / 9781601425966
List Price / $9.99


I’m Happy for You gently exposes the growing obsession with self-promotion and one-upmanship that’s wearing us all out and, thankfully, offers wise solutions.”
—Tracey Eyster
Founder of FamilyLife’s; author of Be the Mom and Beautiful Mess

“Kay Wyma scores another hit with an insightful discussion of the pitfalls of comparing your life to others, especially through social media. Her advice is timely and relevant.”
—Jim Daly
President of Focus on the Family

“Kay teaches us how to be genuinely happy for others and deliberate about our current situation and future plans at every stage of life.”
—Kathy Ireland
chair/CEO/chief designer at kathy ireland Worldwide


Depression, Thy Name Is Facebook
A recent study of Facebook “surveillance users”—that is Facebookers who use the social network not to connect but to compare and fall short—can trigger symptoms of depression from rising feelings of envy. In a culture of continual comparisons, how did Kay Wyma find peace?

Faith and Family? No, Thank You—
Today’s American Dream is Fame and Fortune
Time was the American Dream centered on a life built around faith and family. Now? Not so much. Two-thirds of respondents to a recent study said the dream now is making and spending money and achieving recognition.

What’s the Downside of Comparison? How Much Time Have You Got?
Think comparison in personal relationships is harmless? Get a load of this laundry list from a Cal Tech study—social comparison leads to envy, guilt, regret, defensiveness, lying, blaming others and unmet cravings.

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