A Love Affair with Life (Paperback)
A Compelling Look at Choice and Change
Life Is Action, Inc., 9780988422117, 282pp.
Publication Date: January 10, 2015
Haven't we been shouting at ourselves long enough? Has it ever led to lasting change or an easier, more rewarding life? In this captivating and thought-provoking work, Barbara Hyde gently, and yet with no holds barred, weaves together engaging stories, arresting observations, and insightful commentary for a compelling look at what keeps us from experiencing the life we truly desire. Not a prescriptive "how-to" book, Hyde makes no claim to know more than you do what's in your better interest. Rather, she illustrates how choices made from mistaken notions can set us upon a road of confusion, self-doubt, and loss of freedom-keeping us from making better decisions. From relationships and parenting to the workplace and lifestyle choices, we witness her characters become their own best experts as they, with fierce honesty and often only small steps of action, confront the reality of their lives that have left them now feeling stuck, stressed, overwhelmed, or simply out of sorts. Genre-defying, A Love Affair with Life offers a unique perspective and invites readers to consider it. -----ADVANCE READER COMMENTS----- "The most incisive book I have ever read on relationships, first and foremost the one with myself. A manifesto. Simple...profound...responsible." "Wherever you're coming from, whatever challenges you have faced, there is a story or commentary in this work to help you reconnect with who and how you are and to offer you insights that will help you move towards living the life you truly desire. This extraordinary work will change a great many lives for the better." "Unexpectedly tender and stubbornly pragmatic...a bold work on choice." "This book is, above all else, a love story about humanity.