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"Life is a Verb is brilliantly-crafted, raw, gorgeously-designed, and daringly different from 'self-help' books. It relates, through stories that sparkle and astonish and soar, how to move, to be on your way, to realize who you really are through your actions. Through exercises that you participate in, as if in conversation with the author, you will learn, as she promises in the prologue, 'deeper things―how to know what to care about, how to treat others around you (and yourself), what to question, how to love, what to stand up for, and why you should tell stories and listen to the stories of others.' There is no more important learning.
So read it. Inhabit it. Breathe in every word, because every word of this book is essential. Let it animate you. Annotate it to make it your own. And then let it let you change yourself, and become who you were intended to be. Begin now. You have no time to lose."
--- Dave Pollard, author of The Natural Entrepreneur, and the weblog How to Save the World
"Patti’s guide for the last 37 days of life will turn every one of your next 3700 days a fully lived experience. If you had some unsolved fear for death, that would be your season ticket to have a free ride on the train with the author. I have never seen such a simultaneously practical, esthetic and soul-caressing book in my life."
--Kichiro Hayashi, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
"I laughed. I cried. I want the t-shirt! Seriously, Life is a Verb may well be the single book that will change the world or maybe only your life . . . Artful, funny, heart-breaking, Digh reminds us that today isn't a dress rehearsal and we can start today celebrating the magic of ordinary life. Reading Life is a Verb is like mainlining goodness. Digh shows us what is real and what matters, and she gives us insiders tips on how to make minuscule life corrections that result in quantum shifts in experience. She reminds us that life can easily be fun. This will surely be the last self-help book you will ever need or want to read."
--Patricia Ryan Madson, Stanford Emerita, author of Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up
Think about new changes - that is my four word phrase for today. But I also decided the best I've ever heard in my life has to be "Live long and prosper" and I never knew... Read morePublished 25 days ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
I've had this book for years. Among all the self help books and gurus I've read/encountered, this one is the best. I open it randomly and there's my message for the day. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carolynn W.
expected something more and better after her previous books "life is a verb" and " creative is a verb". Read morePublished 7 months ago by hummingbird
Loved the simplicity of the book. The messages are profound, I found myself doing this and came up with two pages of new ones. I teach creativity and this is a great activity.Published 11 months ago by Rae Luskin
I think I've bought this little book four times already…..I keep lending it or giving it away and then having to repurchase it for my own bookshelf! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Heather Smeding
Patti Digh' s Four-Word-Self-Help is a book of thought provoking sentences, each consisting of only four words. Why did she want to write a book with four word sentences? Read morePublished 22 months ago by PT Cruiser
I think that Patti Digh may be onto something with this book. We all live complex lives, however even the busiest of us could probably remember four words of self-help. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Dora L. Davison
I should have. Then I would have realized its a TINY book rather than full size like I expected. I wanted it more for the original artwork accompanying each 4 word entry than... Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Thornn Jones