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What Should I Do with My Life?
What Should I Do with My Life
Author: Po Bronson
“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.” — —Publishers WeeklyWhat should I do with my life? — — It’s a question many of us have pondered with frequency. Autho...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375507496
ISBN-10: 0375507493
Publication Date: 12/24/2002
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This book is not about "what should I do with my life", it is about "what should I do for my next job". It has the above title because it is about people whose only meaning in life is their job. You will not find people in those book who have a job because they need money to support their family, rather it is about affluent people with a great resume who are blocked in a rigid corporation who then take a demotion to pursue work which better fits their personality. It is about bankers who become farmers and not about farmers who decide they would like to be a banker. I was not able to connect with the people in the book. They mostly seemed like affluent, navel gazing, whiners.
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Helpful Score: 2
I did enjoy this book overall. I liked the personal stories that are scattered throughout the book. However I expected it to be a bit more like a 'plan' to help me figure out what I want to do. It was not that. So adjusting my expectations, this was a good book and worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 1
In What Should I Do with My Life? Po Bronson manages to create a career book that is a page-turner. His 50 vivid profiles of people searching for "their soft spot--their true calling" will engage readers because Bronson is asking himself the same question. He explores his premise, that "nothing is braver than people facing up to their own identity," as an anthropologist and autobiographer. He tackles thorny, nuanced issues about self-determination. Among them: paradoxes of money and meaning, authorship and destiny, brain candy and novelty versus soul food. Bronsons stories, limited to professional people and complete with photos, are gems. They include a Los Angeles lawyer who became a priest, a Harvard MBA catfish farmer turned biotech executive, and a Silicon Valley real estate agent who opened a leather crafts factory in Costa Rica.
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Helpful Score: 1
fantastic, touching, inspiring book.
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This is one of the few books that really had a profound impact on me -- my thought processes, my career, my life overall. It's one of those books that you keep coming back to year after year and want to reread it to glean new information that you did not obtain the previous readings. I'm on my third reading in 2 years and I'm learning something new about myself even now. I highly recommend it for anyone having doubts or are wondering what they should be doing with their life.
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Great book with short stories that inspired to realize it's never too late to be who I am intended to be.
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Mr. Bronson traveled all over to aks all kinds of people this question. This book is their answers.
A very enjoyable read!
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excellent examples of people's choices and paths...


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