The bestselling author of "Bombardiers" and "The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest" traveled the world in search of people who had found meaningful answers to one of life's greatest questions: What should I do with my life?" Along the way, his own life was changed by conversations with these individuals, who, by daring to be honest with ...
The bestselling author of "Bombardiers" and "The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest" traveled the world in search of people who had found meaningful answers to one of life's greatest questions: What should I do with my life?" Along the way, his own life was changed by conversations with these individuals, who, by daring to be honest with themselves, have found new direction and understanding in their lives. National print coverage.
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This is Po's first book. ( He has a 2nd called "Why I Love These People"). This book is very uplifting with stories of everyday people that have some incredible talents that they never knew that they had. Even if they knew they had "talent", they did not know how to use it. Excellent gift to friends. Po has a style like Studs Turkel.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-09-09 In this elevated career guide, Bronson (Bombardiers; The Nudist on the Late Shift) poses the titular question to an eclectic mix of "real people in the real world," compiling their experiences and insights about callings, self-acceptance, moral guilt, greed and ambition, and emotional rejuvenation. Bronson crisscrosses the country seeking out remarkable examples of successful and not-so-successful people confronting tough issues, such as differentiating between a curiosity and a passion and deciding whether or not to make money first in order to fund one's dream. Bronson frames the edited responses with witty, down-to-earth commentaries, such as those of John, an engineer whose dream of building an electric car crumbled under his personal weaknesses; and Ashley, a do-gooder burdened by the unlikely combination of self-hatred and a love for humanity. Bronson wants to understand what makes these people-among them a timid college career counselor trapped in his job, a farmer bullish on risk-taking, a financial expert grabbing an opportunity to rebuild her brokerage firm devastated by the World Trade Center tragedy and a scientist who rethinks his lifelong work and becomes a lawyer-tick. He occasionally digresses, musing on his own life too much, and frequently hammers points home longer than necessary, but neither of these drawbacks undercuts the book's potency. The "ultimate question" is a topic always in season, worthy of Bronson's skillful probing and careful anecdote selection. Brimming with stories of sacrifice, courage, commitment and, sometimes, failure, the book will support anyone pondering a major life choice or risk without force-feeding them pat solutions. Photos. Agent, Peter Ginsberg. (Jan. 2) Forecast: The galley features a hearty endorsement from Random House bigwig Jonathan Karp, and the publisher has announced a national media and print campaign, an eight-city author tour and radio interviews. A veteran of national bestseller lists, Bronson should be prepared for another run at the top, spurred on by buyers' New Year's resolutions. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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