There are many books that offer a survey of proverbial wisdom, but what makes A Proverbs Driven Life different is the balance it seeks to maintain. Anthony Selvaggio maintains that every biblical principle has a balance to it--i.e. don't be lazy, but also don't be a work-a-holic, or don't have ungodly friends, but also don't neglect friendships with non-believers. Selvaggio draws out those principles from Proverbs, and illustrates them with examples from the rest of Scripture.
The book breaks down Proverbs into categories: work, money, friends, marriage, and parenting. Inside each of those categories, Selvaggio draws out several principles and then their balancing principles, and then illustrates them. What I enjoyed about this book is that he had no problem going outside of Proverbs for his illustrations, or even some of his principles. Most of his illustrations were very helpful (David with sexual sin, Jesus with befriending non-believers, Jacob for integrity, etc.), although a few stood out as being ill-conceived--for example, is using a rated R movie as an illustration about greed really wise or even necessary in a book on biblical wisdom?
There are very helpful observations in A Proverbs Driven Life. Selvaggio sees proverbs "as a book of wisdom, not laws," so he (rightly, I think) sees the individual Proverbs as warnings, but not requirements. His book is filled with examples of the implications of this understanding, which frankly is an encouraging break for the way much of evangelicalism seems to wrongly apply Proverbs. He also often connects his principles to evangelism, and to the gospel ("arc of redemption," he calls it). He has good insight into understanding a person's calling in life, as well as how the OT sacrifices were actually economic principles--after all, think of the financial cost involved in giving a cow or an animal to the temple.
This is thankfully not a thorough cataloging of all of Proverbs. He is selective, and will often even go outside of the book to draw his principles. Thus, this really is more of a book on parenting, work, finances, etc., than it is on Proverbs per se. But if Proverbs is seen as a collection of wisdom, then this really is the best way to approach a biblical application of the principles in Proverbs. In other words, a verse by verse exegesis of Proverbs would probably miss the point.
In this way, A Proverbs Driven Life reminds me of Richard Mayhue's Practicing Proverbs. The two are very similar, but what gives Selvaggio's book the edge is his clear understanding and application of the principlistic nature of the material. This is certainly one of the more helpful books on the basic principles of Proverbs that I have read.