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.