It's for LDS (Mormon) teenagers and has some fantastic comic strip artwork by my talented niece, Brittany Long, who recently returned from her mission in Japan.
My Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades: An LDS Teen's Guide to Success is a witty, thoughtful book about what the youth of today can LOOK forward to in their future. What they will quickly SEE is that the choices they are making now will determine where they will spend the future. The book encourages youth to consider now what quality of life they desire and then take the steps to make it happen.
Each chapter is given a type of eyewear as a theme, which provides inSIGHT and perspective. For example: Rose-colored glasses (we are often so busy wishing we were somewhere else in time that we neglect to enjoy where we are right now); Prescription glasses (our Patriarchal blessing helps us to SEE better and make better choices); Binoculars (when you reach outside of yourself and focus on others you can better see your own blessings); SONglasses (focus on the Savior in all things).
Each chapter contains enlightening and uplifting stories, poems and discussion to help youth plan their future, rather than let it just happen.
I have presented this material to many Church youth at Education Week, Youth Conferences, and Regional Young Women Conferences. The lecture series is always a huge hit, encouraging me to put it all in a book that they could SEE again!
"Trina Boice has written a book every LDS teen should read. It is AWESOME! I love it! It will change their lives and help them develop into amazing individuals! Through advice, humor, and workbook style questions, teens can gain self-esteem, experiment on the gospel, and discover who they really are!" Kersten Campbell, author of "Confessions of a Completely Insane Mother" www.authorkerstencampbell.com
"Humor Super Hero Trina Boice uses her powers to cleverly compare Mardis Gras masks, eye patches, Mr. Potato Head glasses, and various other eyewear to a variety of life situations in her newest book, My Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades: An LDS Teen's Guide to Success Not only is her title entertaining, but between the covers you’ll find inspiration that leaves you laughing. I want to read it again. Shirley Bahlmann, author of the popular “Odds” series of true pioneer stories." http://shirleybahlmann.blogspot.com
“Trina Boice provides a wonderful and light hearted way for teens to see those things in their life that can cloud their vision of eternal things. Easy to read and filled with fun illustrations, kids will find themselves smiling as they begin to see themselves through different lenses. This book comes at a critical time as LDS youth are being challenged as never before. It helps them better understand the joy they will feel as they proudly stand for what they believe. As they begin to "see as they are seen", they will better understand their place in the Plan of Happiness. My Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades: An LDS Teen's Guide to Success is a must read for today's amazing youth!”