Andrew Lawrence

Welcome readers! Thank you all for your support of my 22 inspirational self-help books. Now that they are available in paperback and Kindle versions I hope millions more people will read them.

The desire to inspire
My life is about helping others. Helping others improve their life - through truth and wisdom (and humor) - and I am especially glad that so many of you have found my books interesting, easy to understand, and of value to your life. And, thankfully, my books are short and can compete for attention with texting and social media.

How did I learn how to write?

Like many authors, I learned how to write by reading. By reading a lot. Starting at age 10 I have probably read over 2,500 books. In reading those thousands of books I was able to get a sense of how leading authors presented their words and ideas.

I wrote my first book "Stories Of A Lifetime", in the first year of the millenium, in the year 2000. Fifteen years later, I finished my twentieth book. I realized that I had been writing books for fifteen years, and realized I was the author of twenty published inspirational and motivational self-help books. This was a complete and utter shock to me. I was stunned and amazed at this absolutely astonishing accomplishment. After fifteen years, it finally and suddenly sunk in - I am an author - a real author. And I am most thankful and most humbled to be one.

My books are available at amazon.com

Yes, as an author, I earn publishing royalties from the sale of my books

My top 5 books:

Discover Your Life Purpose in less than an hour

Life Changers - 10 secrets that will change your life

Stories Of A Lifetime (amazing true stories from my life)

The Happiness Transformation
(how to be happy NOW)

MONEY - The Basics

For more information click in any of the above titles.

my work space

part of my writing work space

book readers live longer

From scienceworldreport.com
August 2016

"According to a study conducted by researchers from Yale University, people who read books live an average of almost two years longer than those who don't read irrespective of their gender, health, education or wealth.

Even after taking into account various factors such as age, sex, race, education, health and wealth, the researchers found that book readers lived a longer life as compared to non-book readers."

There you have it. Read a book, live longer!

How To Write Your Book


According to the New York Times, over 81% of Americans felt they had a book in them.

Want to write a book? Want to write YOUR life story? A family member's? Someone else you know? Want to write a book about something you know a lot about (career, hobby, lifestyle etc)?

My book, "How To Write Your Nonfiction Book" is a guide for the beginning nonfiction book writer. Having written over 20 nonfiction books I write this book to help others write their own book.

This book deals with the book idea, title, research, format, work habits and overcoming obstacles. This book shows you how to get started. And how to get finished. And it's easy to read and easy to understand!

Here's an excerpt:

So you want to write a book? That sounds like a good idea, a great idea, a worthy goal, a dream. Or a fantasy. Thinking about writing a book, dreaming about it – and doing it – are very different. Thinking about it is like singing in the shower. Writing it and putting it out for the world to see is like singing on stage, in front of an audience.

Beginning writers can have stage fright. Feelings of unworthiness, and/or suffer from a lack of experience or know-how. It can be overwhelming. These are normal feelings. Lousy but normal. Feelings which can stop you from writing your book. Don’t let them. Write your book!

The purpose of this book – and all my books - is to motivate, stimulate and educate. That also applies to writing your nonfiction book.

Want to write a book? Read THIS book!

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For more information and more excerpts go to: How To Write Your Book

Restroom Reader

Restroom Reader

A Book For the Bathroom

available on amazon at $6.99

This is a fun and funny book, containing humorous observations about life.

What better place to read them than on the toilet?

What can you say about the Restroom Reader? It’s fun? Funny? Yes, it is. It’s humorous observations and insights about life, about the stuff around us.

It’s a bathroom book.

Don’t just sit there in the bathroom doing nothing. Or waiting. Or texting. Do something. Read a book. Stimulate your mind while you are stimulating your colon. That’s what the Restroom Reader is for! And you don’t have to read the book only in the bathroom, sitting down on the toilet, you can read it anywhere, in any position.

Sizewise, as a paperback, it fits nicely on the toilet tank, on the back of your commode. Or it could also fit on a magazine rack or a bookshelf if you have one in your bathroom. Or if you don’t have a space for it, just remember to take the book into the bathroom with you when you have to go. And, yes, if you have a guest bathroom(s) you should buy more books and stock those bathrooms too! And, yes, you can read the Restroom Reader anywhere outside of the bathroom too; in the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom, even outdoors. And, yes, you can read it on your cell phone too!

And, yes, it makes a great gift for friends and family.

Enjoy the book. And your time in the bathroom.

Here's an excerpt:

Money Mouth

"Put your money where your mouth is" is an old much-used saying. It's time to stop using it. Why? Because if you literally put your money where your mouth is you'll likely be licking a lot of germs. And cocaine. According to Time.com: "Studies show that a solid majority of U.S. bills are contaminated by cocaine. Drug traffickers often use coke-sullied hands to move cash, and many users roll bills into sniffing straws; the brushes and rollers in ATMs may distribute the nose candy through the rest of the money supply. Also found on bills: fecal matter. A report in the Southern Medical Journal showed found pathogens — including staphylococcus — on 94% of dollar bills tested. Paper money can reportedly carry more germs than a household toilet."

Money is dirty. Filthy. It has germs, cocaine and fecal matter on it. Fecal matter? Eww! You don't want to put your money anywhere near your mouth. Maybe we should change that saying to "Put your money where your ass is."

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Step It Up!

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"Step It Up": a book for everyone who is "stuck" in their quest for success. The 16th book by Andrew Lawrence.

Here is an excerpt:


So, you have a dream. You want to achieve something. You want to achieve something that means a great deal to you. But you can’t. It just isn’t happening. So you get frustrated or upset. Or depressed. Because you can’t achieve your goal. It’s too hard, or too costly, or it’s taking too long, or it looks like it’s impossible. It just isn’t happening.

You are thwarted, stuck, unable to proceed, unable to succeed.

So do you give up? Quit? You could. You could give up, you could quit. It’s certainly easier than continuing to struggle. Do you give up your heart’s desire and settle for whatever (or whomever) you can get? You could. Giving up is easier. Quitting is easier. But if you give up now you will be a quitter. A loser. And you don’t want to be a loser. NOBODY wants to be a loser!

So, what do you do? What do you do now?

You don’t give up, you try again. One more time. Why will this time be any different? Because this time you are going to increase your odds of winning. This time you are going to Step It Up! Step it up? How do you step it up? You start by reading this book. This book can make you stronger, can help you remove or overcome the obstacles in your way, and can help you get what you really want.

This book is going to motivate you, inspire you, and show you how to Step It Up--and move closer to your goal. Read it. Do it. Live it.

Let’s get started,

Andrew Lawrence
Los Angeles, CA

Chapter 9: Step It Up Psychologically

You have to want to achieve your goal. You have to want it. Really want it. You have to want success. Achieving your goal, making your dream come true, is often difficult, very difficult. You have to really want it. How much do you want it? DO you really want it?

I didn’t hear you. Say it out loud. “I WANT it!” Say it again. “I WANT it!” Say it until it sounds 100% convincing.

And, if you DO really want to achieve your goal, to make your dream come true, you have to believe that you deserve it. You have to feel that you are worthy of achieving your goal, whatever that goal is.

People who have low self-esteem, people who lack confidence, people who believe they don’t deserve the “goodies” of life or don’t believe that they deserve to achieve their goal, don’t believe that they deserve to make their dream come true, often fail. Why? They tend to either not get started or they give up in the face of obstacles. Big obstacles or small obstacles. One of the main reasons people fail, or don’t even get started, is that they don’t feel they deserve their heart’s desire. They even have excuses: “I’m not good enough” or attractive enough or smart enough or tall enough or talented enough or not special enough or don’t deserve anything good or … whatever. Excuses. THERE ARE NO EXCUSES! None.

Self-doubt is a dream killer. Sure, everybody doubts themselves when faced with failure. But the winners take a deep breath, re-energize themselves and move forward anyway. Why? Because they want it. And because they deserve it. Do you?

Have you lost your confidence? Have you given up? On the verge of giving up? Here’s a simple little thing to help you find your way again:

Say “I deserve it”.

I didn’t hear you. Say it out loud. Say “I deserve it”. Louder.

Say it again. “I deserve it”

Keep saying it until you FEEL it. Until you BELIEVE it.

Don’t stop until you do.

Feel re-energized? Feel the unstoppable power within you? N-o-w you are ready to proceed again. N-o-w you are ready once again to make your dream come true. N-o-w you are ready to Step It Up!

Step It Up
The Quest for Success

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Life Changers


Want a better life, a life with more meaning and fulfillment? A life that fits YOU? Read Life Changers. And learn 10 true secrets that can change your life!

Learn the real truth about how life works.

Learning and applying the 10 true secrets of life is simple, easy and fast. Can it work for you? Yes!

"Life Changers: 10 true secrets that can change your life" … is amazing! The truth shall set you free.

Life Changers:
10 true secrets that will change your life

by Andrew Lawrence

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Want to learn the real secrets of how life works? Want to take control over your own destiny? Want to take your rightful place in life? Want to make life work for YOU, not the other way around? Want to found out where you fit? Want a life that fits? Want a life that fits YOU?

Are you tired of struggling? Tired of beating your head against the wall and getting nowhere? Tired of not being happier? It’s time you stopped. And started having a life you can be happy with, a life to be proud of. A happy and productive life. A life that has real meaning. A life that fits. A life that is YOUR life.

It’s time. It’s YOUR time. It’s time to learn the Ten Truths, the 10 true secrets that will change your life.

Let’s get started …

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The Happiness Transformation

The Happiness Transformation reveals simple practical principles of how anyone, anywhere, anytime can be happy - NOW - and for the rest of their life.

Happiness principles included in the book are:

  • Happiness is a choice. CHOOSE to be happy!
  • How to choose to be happy NOW
  • Happiness Homework
  • Happiness is contagious. Infect someone today!
  • Transform yourself. Transform the world.

The techniques and insights in this book are the product of decades of research and learning and these simple practical happiness principles can work for YOU ... in as little as 90 minutes!

- "A remarkable book for anyone, anywhere, anytime, who wants to be happy NOW!"

- "WOW! It's easy to understand ... and it works!"

- "What's in this book can make you happy for the rest of your life!"

The Happiness Transformation shows you how to be genuinely happy - NOW - and for the rest of your life. Get it. Read it. You’ll be happy you did!

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thrive after 65

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How To Thrive After 65

secrets of a happy retirement

Are you retired? About to retire? Planning to retire?

Do you want to do more than just survive retirement? Do you want to thrive in retirement? Do you want to have a HAPPY retirement?

Want to know the secrets of a happy retirement? The secrets of a happy retirement are contained in this new short, easy to read, easy to understand book.

And it also makes a great gift for anyone in your life who is approaching retirement.

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Parties In My Pants
By Andrew Lawrence

This book contains lots of funny little stories and observations taken from my own life.

These stories are my own humorous observations on a variety of topics.

Read one. Any one. Read it and laugh. Then read the rest of them.


Life is hard--and then you die. That’s funny, but it's also true. In the end, life is pretty damn short and, in the end, pretty damn silly. 150 years from now, after we are long dead, how many of us will be remembered? Probably none of us will be remembered. Yet we take life so seriously: everything is deemed important, heartbreaks are collected and cherished, real and imagined insults and slights by others are kept in our heart vault for a lifetime, we carry our misery around everywhere we go and infect others with it, and throughout our life, we feel deprived about what we don’t have, instead of being grateful and thankful for what we do have.

I’ve got news for you: it’s all bullshit. In the end, all too soon, you will be dead--and all your troubles will be over! So why worry? Instead, do the best you can, then take a deep breath and say, “Fuck it!”

In life, it helps to have a sense of humor. Luckily, I have always had one. Long, long ago, when faced with the choice of laughing or crying at my fate, I chose to laugh. I chose to laugh--because laughing was more fun.

While you are alive, and still kicking, have a laugh. Have a chuckle. Have a hearty laugh. It will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

To help get you through the day, EVERY day, start laughing and keep laughing!

And, you can start now, by reading this book!


Andrew Lawrence
March 2015
Los Angeles, California


Something Else
“It’s looking increasingly likely that cellular phones (mostly smartphones these days) are harmful in terms of cancer risk, particularly to the head and neck,” says Joel M. Moskowitz, Director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California at Berkeley. “A lot of scientists have come round to the view that radiofrequency radiation is probably carcinogenic because of new research that has emerged since 2011.”

Damn, something else to worry about. Not only are electronic devices complicated to use, now I have to worry about getting brain cancer while using them. Cellphones can cause brain cancer? That being the case, do me a favor: don't call me.

Is nothing safe? Maybe we should go back to communicating via smoke signals. Wait a minute, we can't do that either: smoke signals might pollute the air.

Perhaps the only safe communication is NO communication.

Delete It
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to delete stuff, not just virtually but in real life?

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to delete people you don't like, taxes you owe, slow loading websites, TV commercials, fugly people--or anything else that you don't like, anything that bugs you.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could just delete stuff in real life? Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to deal with stuff, and just delete it?

What would I delete? I'd start with politicians. And I would delete stupidity. I would delete old age. And I would immediately delete erectile dysfunction.

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How To Get A Job

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"Real secrets of how to get a real job in the real world"

Do you care where you work? Do you care what you do for a living? If you do this book can help you get a job; a real job, in the real world.

This book reveals the unconventional secrets of successfully getting a job. A real job. If you are a recent graduate of high school or college, or are about to graduate, and are looking for his/her first real job in the real world this book is for you. If you already have some work experience, or are out of work, and want or need to re-enter the work force or want to change careers or jobs, this book is for you.

If you want to get a GOOD job this book is for you.

This book reveals inside secrets on how to find that job, and how to get that job. Real secrets. Proven secrets. Secrets that work!

Do you want a job? A good job? Read this book!

Here is a sample:


Why did I write this book? To become famous? To get rich? No. I wrote this book (and 19 others) because I like to help people. I like to help people improve their life. That is why I am here on the planet. That is my purpose in life. I wrote this book because I have a lot of real world experience in the subject matter and passing it on, giving others the benefit of my experience, and helping you to improve your life, gives me a great deal of true satisfaction and fulfillment. More than fame or money.

I’ve had a lot of jobs in my life. In the real world.

Why did I have a lot of jobs? Because, work wise, I get bored easily. And, once I master an industry, a career, usually in a few years, I tend to want to move on to something new and interesting. This is typically what entrepreneurs do. Yes, I also started businesses but that is for another book. Right now, I want to help you get a real job in the real world.

Do I know what I am talking about? Put my words into action and then decide for yourself.

My first full year in my first full time job I earned the equivalent, in today’s money, of $175,000. Not bad. I was 23. Not bad considering I had only a college degree, a C average, and no specific skills and no experience. No, I am not bragging. I am telling you this for credibility purposes: I DO know what I am talking about.

Starting with my first real job after graduation I discovered how to get a good job. I’ve had a number of good jobs. I have rarely NOT gotten a job I applied for. Why? Because I am that good? Well, there is that. But I got the jobs mainly because I used my own secret method … and it worked!

There are well-kept secrets about getting a job in the real world. Unconventional secrets. Secrets that few people know, or use. There are secrets that YOU don’t know, regarding successfully applying for, and getting, a job. A good job. A REAL job. In the real world.

I will now reveal those secrets. Right here. Right now. To you.

Let’s get started. You can thank me later.

Andrew Lawrence
Los Angeles, CA

Available now in paperback at amazon

Available in Kindle format--$2.99

Rants In My Pants



"Rants In My Pants: Outrage in the new America". Something different. From the author of 20 inspirational books.

If you love America, you will love "Rants In My Pants: Outrage in the new America"! The author is an old American living in a new America. And he is outraged. Outraged at the stupidity and hypocrisy of government, institutions, and people in power. In "Rants In My Pants: Outrage in the new America", he takes them to task, in a series of humorous rants. A must-read book for anyone who loves America!

"Very entertaining! Fun and funny!"

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Here's an excerpt:


Welcome to the new America. Welcome to my rants, musings, opinions, and outrage ...

In this book I offend lots of people and lots of things, especially hypocritical and stupid people and the hypocritical stupid powers that be. In this book, I rant about government, corporations, social movements, and stupid things that ought not to be allowed to exist at all. Why? Because there are two things I can’t stand: hypocrisy and stupidity. I try to point out either one, or both, in this book, appropriately named “Rants In My Pants” and subtitled "Outrage in the new America".

If you live in reality, have any common sense and a sense of humor, you will probably enjoy Rants In My Pants. If you do not live in reality, have no common sense and/or no sense of humor, you will probably not enjoy this book. If that’s the case, I don’t give a damn. And, before you accuse me of being an old white male Republican, know that I am not--I’m an old white male Independent.

Welcome to the new America. Rant on!

Andrew Lawrence
Los Angeles, California
January 2015

Here's another excerpt:

Get Dirty

Los Angeles has a big drought. No rain. No water.

"LA Waterkeeper.org began asking drivers to promise not to wash their cars for 60 days back in September in an effort to raise awareness about the drought, said Rachel Stich, a spokeswoman for the organization who suggested the idea."

A Los Angeles-wide billboard campaign and appearances on “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” have helped spread the word.

Huh. Don’t wash your car for two months? Do you have any idea how much dirt and dust a car in L.A. accumulates in a WEEK? A month? A lot. L.A. is the car capital of the world. I can just imagine the tens of thousands of people in L.A. who own a Ferrari or a Rolls Royce or other high-end luxury car not washing their $300,000 car for 2 months! And do Hollywood celebrities want to ride in a dirty filthy limousine?

Don't wash your car for 60 days? Dumb. Stupid. And just plain filthy.

Is that just the beginning? What if the drought continues? If the drought continues, and it is expected to, what's next? Don't brush your teeth for 60 days? Don't shower for 2 months? Don't flush the toilet for 60 days? Yeah, I want to do that. Sure I do. I'd rather move to someplace where it rains, like Hawaii. And be clean.

Here's another one:

Gun Control Doctors

From the Wall St Journal ...

"President Obama began his push Wednesday for the most sweeping changes to gun laws in nearly two decades, including banning the sale of certain semiautomatic rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines. In addition, he laid out 23 executive actions that he believes will help reduce gun violence. Here they are, as released by the White House:

The President is announcing that he and the Administration will (among other things):"

"Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes."

WTF? My doctor is gonna ask me if I own a gun? I can see it now ...

Me: "Um, doc, I got this real pain in my neck".

Doctor: "Do you own a gun?"

Me: "Excuse me? What does that have to do with the pain in my neck?"

Doctor: "The President says I can ask my patients if they own a gun."

Me: "What the heck does that have to do with practicing medicine???"

Doctor: "Nothing".

So I went to the doctor's office with a pain in the neck and left with a pain in the ass.

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the 65-year-old teenager

The 65-year-old Teenager

by Andrew Lawrence

International Book Awards entry 2014

Beverly Hills Book Awards entry 2014

From the author ...

A 65-year-old teenager? Yes, I am a 65-year-old baby boomer who thinks he’s still 17.

This book contains 65 years of incredible memories, 65 years of American history, 65 years of being a teenager.

In this book you will travel back in time to the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and the beginning of the 21st century. You will see the highlights of history come alive. Through the author’s eyes you will see what happened in America and you will see, as a result, why America is where it is today.

In this book you will follow the adventures of America, and an American teenager, a 65-year-old teenager. This book is not only enlightening, enjoyable, and enriching, it’s a lot of fun!

Want to learn the secrets of getting old and staying young? Read this book!

“The 65-Year-Old Teenager is a very interesting, intriguing, illuminating book. WOW!”

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Wall Street - The Real Deal

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Wall Street: The Real Deal
by Andrew Lawrence

Wall Street made simple. An insightful inside look at what Wall Street is all about; why it exists, what it does, and what it means to YOUR life.

This book provides fascinating and enlightening insights into the REAL American financial system. From someone who knows, from someone who was an actual trader on Wall Street.

A must-read for anyone who wants a basic understanding of Wall Street. This is the real deal!

Wall Street: The Real Deal is
  • easy to read
  • easy to understand
  • valuable and useful

Wall Street: The Real Deal is for anyone who wants the know the real deal about Wall Street.


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I was a Wall Street professional. In New York. For over a decade. A decade on Wall Street is like 25-30 years in a normal job. Being a Wall Street trader is kind of like being a fighter pilot. Or a professional athlete. Or a high-end hooker. Intense, stressful and requiring great talent and skill. I worked for some of the premier Wall Street investment houses, as a money market trader, trading and managing investment and securities portfolios in excess of $400 million. I once got a standing ovation from my colleagues (yes, I was embarrassed).

On Wall Street I learned the fundamentals of the huge American financial system, not from college professors or textbooks or political pundits or from TV news or blogs or from listening to the opinions of friends and family members. I learned it from working at it 12 hours a day in the real world, the real world of high finance, on Wall Street. And I am going to pass that valuable hard-earned knowledge along to you. Wall Street. Wall Street made simple. The real deal. Right here. Right now.

These days I am retired. Now, I sit on my ass and write books. Inspirational self-help books. Books that make you smarter, richer and happier. This is my 11th book. The book is a simple explanation of what Wall Street really is, why it exists, and what it does. And why it is important to y-o-u and your life. It is the real deal. It is a short book, written in plain and simple English, so that the average person, with little or no knowledge of economics or high finance or stocks and bonds, can understand it. The reason I wrote the book is because, over my lifetime, I observed that NOBODY, outside of those working on Wall Street, really understands what Wall Street is and what it does. Everyone has an opinion or a feeling about Wall Street but they have no factual basis or real world experience on which to base it on. We, as Americans, have no true knowledge of what Wall Street is, why it exists, and what it does. We get plenty of opinions about Wall Street from people who don’t know what they are talking about or who have a particular political agenda, pro or con, but we never get the real facts, the real and simple Truth, about money and Wall Street. Yet money, and Wall Street, is a critical and fundamental part of life in America. Whether you like it or not.

Read the book. It’s simple. And short. And very interesting. And very educational. It’s the real deal. Then, after reading it, form your OWN opinion of Wall Street.


Andrew Lawrence
Los Angeles, California
January 2012

Wall Street: The Real Deal
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Beat fatigue

Beat Your Fatigue ... in 10 seconds!

The fatigue fighter technique in this book can eliminate normal tiredness ... fast. In as little as 10 seconds! All natural; no liquids, no pills. And, best of all, you can do the technique anytime, anywhere, 100% FREE. Get it today! Use it today!

Beat Your Fatigue ... in 10 seconds!

By Andrew Lawrence

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Andrew's bio

Andrew Lawrence is the author of 21 self-help books that improve your life - fast - that make you smarter, richer and happier. His books are short, easy to read and and easy to understand. His popular books include, "The Happiness Transformation", “MONEY - The Basics”, “Discover Your Life Purpose in 30 minutes”, "Life Changers: 10 true secrets that will change your life", and “Stories Of A Lifetime". Originally from New York, he now lives happily and productively in Los Angeles, California.

All of his books are available at amazon.com