Escape From Zoomanity


Escape from Zoomanity is a book about happiness. It isn't a book that you would associate with happiness.

Here's why.

First I wouldn't usually post this kind of thing onto my OrangeBeetle blog yet because the reviews are always so great I wanted to share it with you. Its a book that is or isn't for you. Escape from Zoomanity a book I write.

I wrote the book during a very unhappy period of my life. Life collapsed, divorce, bankruptcy, loss - you name it i was going through it. The book reflects a deeper reason for unhappiness. Created by the Zoo keepers, life in the zoo and an awakening to zoomanity designed to create unhappiness. Escape from Zoomanity the book is the road to understanding and the fist steps back to happiness.

The book was released by Morgan James Publishers in New York in January 2012. The follow-up is due early 2016.

The reality is if you are ready for this little book - It could change the way you think and feel about life. It can start your road back to happiness. I have seen it happen. Read the reviews below

Recently I got yet another message from something that had bought the book. I’ll put it at the end of this email with some other kind words.

The messages I get sent are very similar, as you will see.

But I wanted to tell you a little more of maybe why this little but powerful book could be worth a read for you.

What I didn’t realise at the time of writing was Escape from Zoomanity isn’t about being angry and escaping anything. Maybe it should be renamed. The book, the stories, the messages are about being happy but finding real happiness about discovering true lasting happiness.

For me that meant starting a new life and building a new life from scratch. What I call a ‘second life’. So the book should have really been named more like Escape from Zoomanity – In Search Of Happiness – but maybe not.

Either way it is also called Escape from Zoomanity Vol 1. Recently I have started Vol 2. The first 10,000 words are written.

Escape from Zoomanity Volume one is a realization of happiness being something that has to be searched for and found. It’s about the things we are told as we grow up that are given no thought but are simply repeated time and time again. It’s about messages from life sharing directions with us and showing us the way forward.

The book covers my early life up until the end of my first life. It relates experiences, messages and valuable lessons from a zoomanic life! And as you’ll find out – Zoomanity is the one thing in life that loves to remove happiness of any real depth from anyone – maybe you!

The book concludes by encouraging you to ask questions about life, your life and life around you. Ultimately the book was written to ask where the path to happiness is and how it can be found.

Volume two (when ready) is all about creating and designing a second life from scratch and how to avoid the painful mistakes of a first life.

I will of course let you know when Vol 2. Is ready.

It's a small book, around 130 pages – it’s a book that can be read in a day but some say will stay with them for life.

Read Escape from Zoomanity here.

Here are what some say after reading it.

Escape From Zoomanity

Read the reviews. Source Amazon .com and


This review is from: Escape From Zoomanity: 1 (Paperback)I have to admit I am not the most compulsive of readers of any type of book but I was recommended this one by a friend. I found it a fascinating insight in to all facets of life and mirrored so much of my own. I am sure the thousands of people that will also read this will feel the same. What is important to me in a book of this type is the honesty and integrity of the writing and there is no doubt that this is a extremely honest and intelligent read. Harsh and to the point throughout but also humorous, delicate and charming. The author should be credited highly for a thought provoking book that goes a long way to not only inspiring and motivating the human mind but bringing home important truths about life.


This review is from: Escape From Zoomanity: 1 (Paperback)I have just finished this book today, after reading almost non stop since its arrival yesterday. It was utterly charming, funny, passionate and inspirational. Definitely one for those wanting to change their lives, think about life, change their outlook or just confirm what they were always thinking. There IS more to life….alan illustrates this beautifully. Really enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone. Thought provoking and compelling. Read it.


“This review is from: Escape From Zoomanity: 1 (Kindle Edition)If you can only make time to read one book this year, read this one. As you immerse yourself in Alan’s story, things that have happened – pointers- in your life will start to make sense to you. In this way, instead of reading about another person’s escape from a humdrum existence, you can begin to plan your own exit. An exit that probably entails more risk, although risk is a relative term. risk of going back to an ordinary so so life, or stepping forward to live the life you promised yourself. treat this book as the catalyst to get there.

Zoomanity is more suited for recommendation to neighbors and friends and reads as such. The thing I like about this book is the shift between what’s actually going on and what is being said, how we interpret this is difficult to articulate because we do live in a world of metaphors and preambles that reference the same information, Escape form Zoomanity: 1 swerves all this and guides the reader straight through the distractions that occur these days. I know this book will do well here on Amazon because I hope to read the next Escape from Zoomanity: 1, any negative reviews here on Amazon or made simply to distract readers from the truth. Escape from Zoomanity in its simplicity is opening the lid on global information. This gateway should be embraced and translated as such, a story is a story and finding our own story is a key thing to extract from the wonderful world of Zoomanity, Escape from Zoomanity is a gateway glossary of navigating around these new fields of information.

Concluding I recommend this book because I am interested in most of the topics this books addresses, the impact of this book is short sited since it is so new but I like the information that I have learned, rather than give the game away I just point you guys in the right direction, this is a good book, it is a good read and I am sure you agree if you know a little or a lot about Alan he has a great message and a hive of information to share with the visually reading world. The orchestration of this book is as hyped up as Star Wars trilogy or Jaws, the reason why I mention this is well they have stood the test of time, I predict this will also stand the test of time and you to can take action and cultivate these future mindsets by getting a nice fresh copy of this book.

It is a sort of matrix out there the demographics of the world, and we do have choices we all need to take, to take action based on the premise ‘you want to succeed more’ , the comforts are inside but you will learn from the ventures and explorations unsealed in the pages of this book its going to take courage, action and other things too. All I know is Alan is a highly sort well trained copy writer and should be treated as such when reading the words put together in this first edition of Escape Zoomanity: 1 .


This review is from: Escape From Zoomanity: 1 (Paperback)I read it overnight. Although the book is a reflection of authors own life, I could relate instantly. You will see how humans are kept in constant conditioning, that drives our lives, almost pre-determined by the society. Through one man’s extraordinary life journey you will see how to break through in your own life and live it on your terms. You’ll be moved and inspired.


First I would like to encourage all those who are not aware of Alan to spend some time going through his website and reading the ton of testimonials of the life’s he has transformed. He did have a profound impact on my life and when I use the word “profound” I mean it in a big way… Zoomanity is Alan’s best work. Three decades of baggage and frustration will drop of in less than an hour once you immerse yourself in this masterpiece. Alan is a rare jewel in the world of creative and inspired thinking and Zoomanity is what you might be missing today Sri Vishwanath author of the bestseller Zero Effort &the Secret of Bhagavad Gita


With a down-to-earth style, the will to tackle the big issues with bold questions, the ability to spin an argument on its head, and the instinct to pin-point just where you are emotionally, Alan Forrest Smith has created a created a hypnotic, page-turning masterpiece.In Escape to Zoomanity, Forrest Smith says what you may already feel, but haven’t yet formed into words. He articulates it brilliantly and just when you might get jittery, he puts the finger on you.

From Leith in Edinburgh, to Rain Forest Shaman, Forrest Smith uses his own life story as a journey and spells out how Zoomanity can trap us; and… thank God, he also offers us a way out – an escape from Zoomanity! Escape to Zoomanity is a compelling read and a must for anyone looking for a deeper understanding and a will to escape from the chains of life. Read it now and make your escape… while there is still time Neil Fellowes


Alan is not only a friend and colleague, but also a mentor. In over a decade of working together, he has continually fascinated me with his unique grasp of the human condition, the power of self-transformation, and the desperate need to rise above today’s fast-paced, self-absorbed, confusing world, which he unabashedly (and appropriately) coins as Zoomanity. His ability to tell stories that captivate and enlighten, and drive home potent lessons about life and people, is a powerful tool he uses to awaken both your mind and soul to a new level of curiosity, appreciation, and purpose. Read this book and, once you’re done, you will not only discover the world of Alan Forrest Smith, but also the very world you live in yourself — and how to rise above it. Writer, Michel Fortin


Escape from Zoomanity is pure truth, there were moments I was laughing, moments I was crying, moments I was nervous, moments I was disappointed, moments I was happy. Pure emotions, pure life, pure truth… What a great adventure through life. Author of Cult Classic Kommando, writer, Madlen Namro


Alan Forrest Smith has challenged society and mankind to examine everything – to create a revolution to restore the lost art of humanity. It is a MUST READ if you ever want to be free. Tracy Repchuk, Bestselling Author of 31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles


If you are looking for a way to master your life instead of letting your life master you, Alan hit the nail on the head with Escape from Zoomanity. He takes ‘thought provoking’ to a whole new level. ‘Brilliant’ is the word that comes to mind. Best Selling Author, Jim Britt, Author of “Rings of Truth” and “Cracking the Rich Code”

Finally before I go I want to ask you one thing.

Again - I’ve been emailing all of my subscribers now since 1999. For every year I have been writing I send out around one million plus words each year. Those words have included words that clearly affect people and their businesses. I know because of what has been sent back to me over the years.

So I want to ask you one thing back in return.

If you feel the message in this book could change things and make at least one person or yourself happier – please order it.

Order a copy of Escape from Zoomanity online today either for yourself or for a friend you feel needs more happiness in their life. It’s the price of just a couple of coffees but the kick from the book can easily last a lifetime.

Finally once you order Escape from Zoomanity make sure you KEEP YOUR INVOICE, as you will be in for a treat at a later stage. I am planning something very cool you can be part of but you will need this invoice to take part.

A final finally – Please lave any feedback on Amazon after you read Escape from Zoomanity.

I am grateful that you read anything I send, I am grateful for your support over the years and I am grateful I can help you in any way possible.

In a world that is over reported as bad there really are a lot of wonderful things taking place.

To a wonderful life for all.

Love peace and happiness.

Alan Forrest Smith

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