Welcome to the official website for Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and the Don’t Sweat family of books.

With over 25 million copies in print, the Don’t Sweat philosophy has touched multiple generations of parents & grandparents, teenagers & kids ... and people like you.


So the big question is: what is it that keeps us coming back to these books, year after year? Why are they some of the most beloved, treasured, highlighted & earmarked books on the planet? Why do they continue to live on our nightstands, in our briefcases & suitcases, and in our hearts?

We think the answer is simple:

Because when you flip to any page of any Don’t Sweat book, you’ll find the best advice you can possibly get. The words you needed to hear, said just the way you needed to hear them.

Timeless. Uplifting. And true.


If you’re here, the Don’t Sweat wisdom has probably already touched your life.

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Richard Carlson, Ph.D. (5.16.61 to 12.13.06) was considered to be one of the foremost experts on happiness and stress reduction in the United States and around the world. As the author of thirty popular books including the runaway bestseller, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff, he showed millions of people how not to let the small things in life get the best of them.


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