New Book Explores the Question of ‘A Glass Half Empty? ...or Half Full?’

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Dan Schuck announces publication of debut children's book for grown-ups

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The question of pessimism versus optimism is often misunderstood, or worse yet, misinterpreted, according to author Dan Schuck. In the second printing of his first published book, “A Glass Half Empty? ...or Half Full? A Children’s Book for Grown Ups” (published by Archway Publishing), readers can explore the title question about one’s outlook on life and learn lessons about how different factors affect it. The book is available for purchase at:

By taking a childlike and playful approach, “A Glass Half Empty? ...or Half Full?” investigates some of the deeper lessons that the question can teach everyone. The illustrated book contains a line-art design of a live goldfish in a glass, symbolizing the glass as the vessel of life itself — a person’s entire cosmology. Each page gives examples of ways a glass can be filled or emptied. Ultimately, the book makes a point about discovering ways to find balance.

“Finding Balance in our lives (and in our Glass) requires the ability to see the Glass from multiple Perspectives,” Schuck says, adding that he hopes his book helps readers gain the “desire to Practice Perspective in their Balanced Lives. I’d like people to want to share this message with others (and share my book as a gift!)”

“A Glass Half Empty? ...or Half Full?”
By Dan Schuck
Hardcover | 7 x 7 in | 48 pages | ISBN 9781480867369
E-Book | 48 pages | ISBN 9781480867376
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dan Schuck, a former financial services technology executive with a communications degree from the University of California, San Diego, is the father of twin boys. Schuck currently lives in long Beach, California. A survivor of mental health-related tragedy in his family, his penchant for storytelling has led him to author his first book to raise awareness and donate to this critical cause. Schuck plans to donate from proceeds of the sale of the book is being made to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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