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4.0 out of 5 stars 56 mini-biographies that will chime with events in your life, 19 May 2005
This review is from: What Should I Do With My Life? (Paperback)
Whilst this book is labelled 'self-help' by many people, it is in my opinion too narrow a description for the content within its pages despite the title. It is in part a collection of 56 mini-biographies through which is woven the author's own experiences.
These stories are used to illustrate a point such as the case of the peripatetic Marcela Widrig who only changed direction when her hand was forced by an unexpected redundancy, even though she had hankered after more personal human contact than her plane hopping modem sales job allowed for six months prior to that event.
This is a longish book, that you will best enjoy if you can empathise with the personal stories being told. An alternative take however is that the material could be much tighter and in truth could be condensed into a very few pages.
Most of the people profiled are Americans, although not exclusively - for instance Kat James is from Brighton. Before you groan, this is not a big problem for non-US reader's because the message the author is trying to impart is universal and not based on quirkes of the American system.
The message that I took was that your life will be much more fulfilling if you listen to your heart not your head.
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