Monday, August 8, 2011

My Thoughts on Life Is Not a Candy Store by Tal Yanai

In his debut book, Life Is Not a Candy Store: It’s the Way to the Candy Store, Yanai encourages teens to become more aware of how their actions affects themselves and others. By exposing them to the simple truths of spirituality, and the beauty and love of a higher power, Yanai hopes readers will find new direction and purpose in a world filled with instant everything.

After reading Life Is Not a Candy Store, Yanai has done what he has set out to do. I was impressed with how much of him shows through on the page. His book truly is a labor of love. I was lucky enough to stumble upon this gem of a book full of wisdom. Although the content is geared toward teenagers, it will equally appeal to adults. The combination of spoken truths and humor makes it easily accessible, and encourages readers to go back and reread. Anyone living by this philosophy can do no harm and will radiate the light of gentleness, kindness and peace.

Life Is Not a Candy Store: It’s the Way to the Candy Store.

Writting by: Tal Yanai
Publisher: Bat-El Publishing
ISBN Number: 978-0-9832025-0-9
Publication Date: June 15, 2011
Genre of Book: juvenile nonfiction/body, mind & spirit

Book Blurb: A Spiritual Guide to the Road of Life for Teens. Life Is Not a Candy Store: It's the way to the Candy Store looks at issues facing teens today. This enlightening guide points to new directions and purpose in life. By looking at life as a beautiful opportunity to grow and connect to something bigger than you, you'll begin to find the answers...within yourself.

"As a pwhychologist for ten years specializing with teens, I found this book to be a great resource. It helps in explaining the existential situations youth yearn to understand in a way they can easily grasp." ~Robert S. Schwartz, L.C.S.W.

You can find out more about Tal Yanai, his book Life Is Not a Candy Store and his World of Ink Author/Book Tour at There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Tal Yanai and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions. Yanai will be checking in throughout the tour and is offering an additional giveaway for those who leave comments throughout the tour.

In addition, come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children at The hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Chirstopherson and Irene Roth will be chatting with Tal Yanai about his book, writing, life experiences and more.  

The show will be live August 15, 2011 at 2pm EST. You can tune in at the World of Ink Network site at You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)

Book Giveaway!
·         Join the Book Lovers Blog Hop. (One entry)
     ·         Follow the World of Ink Tours and leave a comment per tour blog stop. (must leave a real comment about the author, tour or book. Saying “this is cool” or “I love your book” will not count.) Make sure to include your safe email so we can contact you if you are the winner. Example: vsgrenier AT storiesforchildrenpublishing DOT com. (One bonus entry per blog stop)
·         Ask a question per World of Ink Tour blog stop. (One bonus entry per tour blog stop)

Tal Yanai's Next Stop on his World of Ink Virtual Tour is on August 8th at The Maggie Project – Guest Post: Helpful Tips on Writing & Back story

To learn more about the World of Ink Tours visit Stories for Children Publishing at:

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