Born With The Right To Happiness

The Novel About True Forces Behind Life, Love, and Happiness

Fiction - Inspirational
445 Pages
Reviewed on 06/12/2020
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Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite

Born With The Right To Happiness by Pride U. Confident is a work of fiction with a twofold goal: Tell an interesting surface story, and provide a deeper guide to thinking about reality, life, and the universe in a different way. What "Allegory of the Cave" is to understanding the philosophical nature of reality, so too is this book, but the characters ofTony, Ricky, Cindy, Peter, Tom, and Mr. Prato are the vehicles to get the reader there. The main character, Tony, is a man in prison for manslaughter whose cellmate is Ricky, a mentor who teaches Tony the nature of the universe. This leads to Tony's enlightening out-of-body experience, where he is given the chance to view Creation. Prior to Tony's discharge from prison, he inherits Ricky's handwritten books, full of insights, secrets, and wisdom. This is where Tony's life begins, as he yearns for his true love, Cindy. As he goes about his life trying to rebuild it and make it better, he realizes that he has more control over his life and happiness than he ever imagined. Now that his mind is open, can he ever be the same again? This is the surface story.

The deeper story is a modern philosophy that invites you to consider it along with any other ideas you may have about reality, life, the universe, and what makes you and others tick. Most of us have an inner need to understand ourselves and the larger world, reach a higher plane, and get the most out of life. Some achieve it through Yoga, meditation, Bible study, religion, philosophy, the arts, hobbies, family, friends, etc. This novel does an admirable job of achieving an ambitious goal: Understand the world, yourself, and life--while getting the most of it all. The author chooses to do this in an entertaining yet educational way, much like a parable. If you like interesting novels with symbology, archetypal characters, and an openness to new ways of thinking, make room on your bookshelf for Born With The Right To Happiness by Pride U. Confident.

Christian Sia

Born with the Right to Happiness: The Novel about True Forces behind Life, Love, and Happiness by Pride U Confident is a multilayered story that will appeal immensely to readers who enjoy literature with strong shades of New Age philosophy. The protagonist is Tony, serving time for manslaughter. He encounters Ricky, another inmate who becomes his mentor. Ricky’s teachings will lead Tony on a discovery path that will change his life in incredible ways, including out-of-body experiences, an understanding of the laws of the universe, and a new paradigm when it comes to altering reality and creating his own destiny. When he gets out of prison, his life is changed in many ways. While he lives as a normal person, his connection to life is deepened as well as his understanding of reality and how to use it in his favor.

Some books entertain readers, but there are some that entertain and transport them to other realms; Born with the Right to Happiness is one of those rare stories that accomplish both. While it features a compelling character, it provokes reflection in readers, inviting them to re-examine their lives and to enter that realm where they can reshape or reset their reality. It is a book about a man’s intimate contact with the yielding power of the universe and his journey towards personal transformation and harnessing energy that is readily available to everyone. Pride U Confident uses the art of storytelling to convey lessons that are life-altering. I learned from this story and can feel echoes of Tony in my own personal journey. It is a book that challenges the reader’s personal beliefs and opens a path to endless possibilities.

K.C. Finn

Born With The Right To Happiness: The Novel About True Forces Behind Life, Love, and Happiness is a work of fiction in the philosophical and inspirational sub-genres and was penned by author Pride U Confident. The work tells the tale of discovery and empowerment of protagonist Tony Snyder, mixing real-life lessons from shamans with an intriguing narrative of Tony’s life during his prison sentence for manslaughter and after his release. Awakened by mentor Ricky, Tony explores the idea of being in charge of his own destiny as opposed to being a victim of fate, and what results is a transformative experience of going beyond ‘normal’ and exploring the true meaning of life itself.

Author Pride U Confident instills a powerful message of happiness and hope into this sometimes surreal and sometimes poignant journey. The hero’s journey of the novel gives us plenty of pause for thought, as Tony’s past actions and ideas of being trapped by fate and circumstance are overthrown for a powerful new perspective on taking action in the universe. The full philosophy is broken down into narrative form, which makes it a lot easier to understand the lessons and shamanic principles at play. I also thought the dialogue work was well utilized to deliver both story and concept. Overall, I would recommend Born With The Right To Happiness to readers seeking deeper meaning from their everyday lives and an inviting narrative that sparks new philosophical meanings moving forward.

Jamie Michele

Born with the Right to Happiness: The Novel About True Forces Behind Life, Love, and Happiness by Pride U Confident is a metaphysical and visionary fiction novel that revolves around two significant protagonists. Tony initially introduces himself in the first person while in a physically hibernated level of consciousness on his last night in prison. His cellmate, Ricky, is asked by Tony to reveal his conviction which Ricky obliges, and the book shifts to a prior timeline before Ricky was incarcerated. Ricky recognizes a heightened capacity for understanding in Tony and entrusts him with the gift of awareness in all things here and beyond. Tony is reluctant to harness the power and responsibility that is detailed in Ricky's written account, wishing only to live peacefully. However, there is little peace to be had when presented with forces and people with nefarious ambitions that are wholly antithetical to their true purpose.

Born with the Right to Happiness is an interesting read and a rather enlightening journey into a plot that invokes self-actualization on opposing sides of the same universal blade. Pride U Confident crafts Tony's evolution and growth well as he further develops on the path to full awareness, which is told through dialogue and experiences, both good and bad. It feels organic, authentic, and not at all contrived. I initially struggled a bit, partly because it begins with a lengthy introduction and a prologue, and partly because it is written at a reading level that assumes the reader might otherwise be overwhelmed by a standard level of writing. Pride U Confident does state this from the onset along with the reason and fortunately, the plot and pacing are engrossing enough to balance this out. Overall, Born with the Right to Happiness is a good read for those who enjoy speculative fiction and serves as an uncomplicated starting point for those who are new to the genre.

Renee Guill

Born With The Right To Happiness by Pride U Confident is a fictional story about a real-life shaman(someone who travels through different dimensions). Tony, the main character, was wrongly accused and sent to prison. He befriends Ricky who was also wrongly accused. Ricky has the knowledge of the universe and shares it with Tony. When Tony finally gets out, he uses that knowledge to help others. His two best friends, Tom and Peter, and his soulmate Cindy help him on that quest. Tom is working for someone who also has that knowledge, but uses it for evil. Tom does not know that but Tony does.

I thought that Born With The Right To Happiness by Pride U Confident was extremely fascinating. I admit, I forgot it was a novel sometimes. I thought it was such a unique way to explain what laws of the universe are. I loved the fact that even though I did not always agree with Tony, I still wanted to ponder on his point of view because it was so fascinating. Thanks to Pride U Confident, I had an a-ha moment of clarity. I liked that you have to have an open mind and it gives you a lot to think about. I do wonder what happened to one of the characters but that is a good thing because I am hoping this means there is a sequel. It was such a bittersweet ending, you wanted to cry, but then you realize it was a good thing that happened. If you are soul searching or fascinated by the laws of the universe, then I would definitely recommend this book. Even though it is in a novel form, it is a unique way of explaining how things work.

Romuald Dzemo

Born with the Right to Happiness: The Novel about True Forces behind Life, Love, and Happiness by Pride U Confident is a unique story with a powerful message to all readers. It follows Tony Snyder who is serving time for manslaughter. But the experience of prison morphs into one of enlightenment for him when he meets and befriends Ricky, his cellmate. Ricky becomes his spiritual mentor and reveals to him the mysteries of the universe, taking him on a journey that involves reality from a completely different perspective. His out-of-body experience brings a new awareness about the spiritual energy that permeates the world. When it is time for Tony’s release, he is offered an invaluable gift that comprises the handwritten works of his mentor. Tony is empowered and can align his will to the incredible power of the universe and change his reality. Will he ever be the same person again?

Born with the Right to Happiness reminds readers that they are the creators of their own destiny and happiness. I loved following Tony and his drive to use his new-found knowledge to improve his life. Unlike the rich and powerful Mr. Prato, a ruthless entrepreneur who has access to the same laws and power of the universe and who uses his skills for greedy ventures, Tony wants to make a difference in his life and in the lives of others. Themes of friendship, love, personal development, and enlightenment are intelligently written into the story. Pride U Confident creates characters that are real, like Tony’s best friends, Peter and Tom, his girlfriend, Cindy, and his cellmate and mentor, Ricky. This author writes about the extraordinary power hidden in ordinary things and about characters that are like the reader’s neighbors. It is inspiring and soul-stirring, an inspirational book with a strong message.

Gobi Jane

Born with the Right to Happiness by Pride U. Confident is not just fascinating but is a mind-blowing novel. While it is a book with a storyline that engages and entertains readers, it is one of those books that is cleverly written to awaken our spiritual selves and allow us to master the laws of the universe. Tony Snyder’s life is in tatters when thrown into a Federal prison for manslaughter. But the awful experience transforms his life when he meets Ricky, a fellow inmate who becomes his mentor, unveiling the mysteries of the universe and empowering him to understand and master the elements. From out-of-body experiences to control over reality, Tony sets out on a path to transforming his life. Upon his release from prison, he is armed with the handwritten works of his mentor and a new purpose. Can he be the change the world needs?

Tony is an enigmatic character with questions and concerns that many readers have and his spiritual awakening is a message of hope for readers; the message that they can create their own happiness. Pride U. Confident’s writing is superb and the power of descriptive prose permeates the writing. The first person narrative explores reality from the perspective of the protagonist. Born with the Right to Happiness presents characters that are rooted in the everyday experience that readers have and what is amazing about the writing is that these characters have access to the incredible power of the universe. I loved the fluid writing and the impeccable way the author develops the role of each character in the story. This is a novel that challenges readers to live the life they want by providing tools they need in an unusual manner.

Jose Cornelio

Born with the Right to Happiness by Pride U. Confident is a novel with strong spiritual and motivational undertones, purpose-driven, and written with a message for everyone. It begins with a powerful premise and introduces Tony Snyder who is serving a long sentence at a Federal prison. But being in this horrible place, a kind of hell designed by humans for fellow humans, something extraordinary happens. He meets Ricky, a fellow cellmate serving time as well for the sole reason that he dared to protect his family. In prison, Ricky becomes Tony’s mentor and teaches him about the elements of nature and the hidden powers of the universe that are available to him. Among the things he learns are out-of-body experiences and the ability to alter his reality. When he leaves prison, his mentor gives him an invaluable gift. Will he use this gift to make life different for him and others or will he follow the path of greed?

After reading this book, I tried several times to have an out-of-body experience, but I failed. While this may seem like a joke, I did find it interesting and have wondered if this is just fiction or reality. The novel tells a beautiful story and Pride U. Confident weaves insights and lessons into it in a way that feels natural. Readers will learn that they can actually take control of their lives and become creators of their own happiness. I loved the relationship between Tony and Ricky and how it changes the life of the latter. This book will open the eyes of readers to the power that is within their reach, a power they are hardly aware of. Born with the Right to Happiness is written in beautiful prose and in a narrative voice that draws strength from the first-person perspective. It is insightful, packed with life-lessons, and gems that will change anyone’s life.

Foluso Falaye

Tony never thought that he would appreciate going to prison right after high school but after reading his cellmate Ricky's books and having an out-of-body experience, he develops abilities to see beyond the physical, and his scope is widened beyond himself as he learns to seek love and happiness for all. However, Mr. Prato is a powerful and influential man with abilities similar to Tony, who uses his gifts for evil instead and acts to control the population. Tony must do all he can to save himself, his friends, and as many people as possible from the evil plans of Mr. Prato and others like him that enslave humanity with fear. Pride U Confident merges inspirational and philosophical ideas with fiction in Born With The Right To Happiness, and it's everything I thought it would be and more.

I don't think any amount of warning could have prepared me for the level of euphoria I experienced in Born With The Right To Happiness. I'm talking mind-blowing concepts and metaphors that fill the mind with new ways of seeing life and humanity. Combine that with well-developed characters and an interesting, realistic relationship between them and you have a perfect combo. I found myself rooting for Tony in his pursuits to get his life in order and win his love as if I had known him for years! I recommend this amazing book to lovers of philosophy and readers open to the concept of a non-conventional God. Explicit words and some violence limit the book to a mature audience. Consider me a fan of Pride U Confident with this groundbreaking piece!