How Life Works by Andrew Matthews book cover
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How Life Works




The runaway #1 bestseller!

How Life Works by Andrew Matthews is about:

  • How Life Works cartoon 2why
    the same things keep happening to you
  • why bills come in bunches

It is about:

  • how to find the love of your life
  • how to find the work you love
  • why some people always fall on their feet – and how you can be like them.

How Life Works explains why:

  • it’s not WHAT you know
  • it’s not WHO you know

It’s all about how you FEEL.

How Life Works

  1. When Bad Things Happen
  2. What Controls Your Life?
  3. Why Do the Same Things Keep Happening to Me?”
  4. “But I Am Positive!”
  5. What is a Thought?
  6. You Get What You Feel
  7. The Law of Attraction
  8. When the Law of Attraction Fails
  9. Imagine!
  10. The World is a Mirror
  11. How Important is Action?
  12. Resistance
  13. Let Go!
  14. When Everything Goes Wrong
  15. Acceptance
  16. Forgiveness
  17. Your Miraculous Body
  18. Your Heart
  19. We Are All Connected
  20. Inspiration
  21. A Better Way to Achieve Goals
  22. A Sketch of How Life Works
  23. Be Grateful
  24. Live Now
  25. Love Yourself
  26. Why Am I Here?


So easy to understand. One word to describe this book: FANTASTIC! TEUKU MAHLIL


How Life Works is your best book yet! I haven’t felt this good in years. MICHAEL HIGGINS

Brisbane, Australia

Easy to understand. I have been applying what you wrote and it really works! NICOLE MACSWEEN

Melbourne, Australia

It is amazing and answered, or confirmed the answers, to all the questions I had floating around in my head. It has helped me so much.


Exeter, UK

As a psychologist I have been referring Andrew Matthews’ books to my clients for over 20 years. Use Andrew’s simple tips and life gets better.


Psychologist, Sydney, Australia

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! It’s my new manual on how to live my life! SUE EDWARDS

Nambour, Australia

Andrew Matthews makes simple what used to be complicated! KEN BLANCHARD

Co-author, The One Minute Manager

Easy to understand. I have been applying what you wrote and it really works! JEROME TAN


So inspiring, such important messages – so fun and simple.


Sydney, Australia

Fantastic books. They always help me when I feel sad or under the weather.


Warsaw, Poland

How Life Works by Andrew Matthews

THE MYTH: success makes you happy.How Life Works cartoon 4
: happiness makes you successful.

How Life Works is the latest in a series of “Happiness Books” by Andrew Matthews. Others include Being Happy!, Follow Your Heart, Happiness in a Nutshell, Happiness Now and Being a Happy Teen.

Already a #1 bestseller in Singapore and Malaysia, How Life Works has recently been published in Vietnamese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Hindi.

How Life Works is illustrated with 90 of Andrew’s trademark sketches. “My cartoons illustrate the message”, says Andrew. “Cartoons also remind us not to take life too seriously.”