Nancy Davis Kho - The Thank-You Project (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

The Thank-You Project tells the story of the year that writer/podcaster Nancy Davis Kho wrote thank-you letters to 50 people, places, and pastimes that had shaped her, inspired her, and helped her become the person she was. The list of recipients included family and friends, of course, but soon expanded to teachers, bosses, mentors, authors, cities, hobbies and even a handful of ex-boyfriends and former friends. (Don’t worry, turns out you don’t have to mail every letter you write to yield the happiness benefits of gratitude!) It was a wholly unexpected way to find more peace during what turned out to be a trying and turbulent time and continues to yield benefits years down the road.

Using her own story as a springboard and incorporating facets from the emerging science of happiness to understand why her gratitude letters worked so well, Nancy gives practical and reassuring guidance to readers who want to start their own Thank-You Project. The book will make readers laugh, reflect, and itch to start writing their own letters to the formative people in their lives.

In her book The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time, the author gives practical and encouraging advice for readers to map out their own project, by covering the following areas:

  • Lining Up the Letters
    • Who has helped you? How?
    • Who has shaped you? How?
    • Who has inspired you? How?
  • Family First
  • Feelings for Friends
  • Lessons from Loves
  • Inspirations from Influencers
  • Praise for Places and Pastimes

Fitting for the creator of the Midlife Mixtape blog and Midlife Mixtape Podcast, Nancy ends each chapter with related music playlists to create the mood and keep the writing fires burning.

Actively appreciating the formative people, places, and pastimes in your life, past and present, can lead to a lasting increase in your happiness levels--and The Thank-You Project offers a charming, entertaining roadmap to See, Say and Savor your way there.

Nancy Davis Kho is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, US Magazine, The Rumpus, and The Toast. She covers the years between being hip and breaking one on her award-winning Midlife Mixtape blog, and on the companion Midlife Mixtape Podcast. She and her family live in Oakland, CA. Visit her at

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762468454
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Running Press Adult - December 3rd, 2019

Gratitude and happiness go hand-in-hand -- and The Thank-You Project provides an easy-to-follow approach for creating more of both.