"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
I bought this book in 2008, and I've only just finished reading it. In a personal disclaimer, as of about 2010 I make it a policy to NEVER buy books from writers who publish a book... Read morePublished 2 months ago by She Reads and Dreams
A dear friend gave me Patti's book in 2009, and I have read it several times since. Patti's essays help us look at things differently. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Outdoors in WNC
Buy this book. It will change your life. I could write a page about it but will just leave it at that. Buy it!Published 6 months ago by Overachiever
This is a book that has the power to change you if you are open to it. The tribe connected to this book and way of life are the most amazing group of people. Read morePublished 6 months ago by L. Magane-Goyer
this is well-written. Although the author needs to research more as she presents an incident as race related when it was nothing of the sort -- it was drug related of one man... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lynne
Great work book. Encourages you to slow down and choose life more purposefully. Heartwarming anectdotes illustrate the 6 principles. Its worth the read and reflection.Published 7 months ago by valerie robinson