Angela LaRosa

Book Review: Angela LaRosa Wants You To ‘Smile! Be Happy!’

Imagine being Angela LaRosa.

You’re minding your own business and trying to live your best life, despite the fact that you lose your mother at a young age.

Then you learn that your child has autism, and you’re unsure of what the “correct approach” to raising him is.

And then, you find out that you have a brain tumor because life hasn’t given you enough lemons.

But if you’re Angela LaRosa, you learn to Smile! Be Happy!

And so it goes in her new book, where she shares her “life lessons from an uncommon housewife.”

Angela LaRosa says that she wrote the book, not because she was a celebrity, but because as an “everyday woman” who is the mother of four beautiful children and who has overcome serious tragedies, she was in a unique position to do so.

“As a suburban mother of four beautiful children, a happy housewife, and someone devoted to prayer and making the world around me a more positive and loving place, I may make a difference,” she said.

In chapters from “The Basics,” where she touches on topics like finding balance, prayer, faith, and common sense, to “Children and Family” discussing raising a child with autism, “Communicating Through Challenges” which addresses bullying, self-expression, and more, Smile! Be Happy! certainly hits on topics all can relate to and learn from.

Having brought hope and optimism to every aspect of her life, and with her bold and durable commitment to God, Angela LaRosa enjoys a life of beautiful fulfillment and is now proud to share what she has learned.

Even if you aren’t someone who is “religious” in the Christian sense of the word (as this writer is), you can find a sense of hope in all the pages.

For this reason, the book is highly recommended.

Buy Angela LaRosa’s Smile! Be Happy! here. And tweet us your thoughts about the book at @Fuzzable!

Written by Bernadette Giacomazzo

Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in The Source, XXL, HipHopWired, Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series. Find her online at and

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