How to Save Your Own Life (Hardcover)
15 Lessons on Finding Hope in Unexpected Places
Gotham, 9781592405213, 208pp.
Publication Date: December 29, 2009
.Leap...With Faith: Sometimes it pays to leap without looking and say yes without thinking (Gill accepted the Starbucks job immediately, on a whim).
.Let Yourself...Be Helped: Pride is even more paralyzing than fear.
.Look...with Respect at Every Individual You See: Gill was raised to avoid eye contact with those who were different, cloistered in a privileged world. Now he realizes the potential in all who cross his daily path.
.Lose...Your Watch (and Cell Phone and PDA ): Our obsession with productivity produces madness, not gladness.
Offering living proof that extraordinary happiness is found in ordinary moments, "How to Save Your Own Life" provides empowering words and hope for anyone facing a reversal of fortune. True fortune, Gill discovered, lies not in fate but in discovering the innate capacity we all possess to rescue ourselves.
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Praise For How to Save Your Own Life: 15 Lessons on Finding Hope in Unexpected Places…
"We are all lucky that Starbucks saved Michael Gates Gill's life. It enabled him to return with this beautifully written book filled with wisdom, passion, humor and love."
-Jeffrey Zaslow, author of The Girls From Ames, coauthor The Last Lecture