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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: HCI; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0757315690
  • ISBN-13: 978-0757315695
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #490,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What am I supposed to be doing with my life? That's probably the most asked question in the world of New Age. Berman claims to have the answer:  stop doubting yourself and live in the moment, like a fruit fly. His cut-to-the-chase syle and chatty tone make this an easy read. Like he says, we already know the things he's telling us, but his says them in a way that makes it seem like we are hearing them for the first time. With chapter titles like Bread Crumbs, Active Appreciation, Clown School, A Quick Lighthearted Break, Bulletproof Vest, Over the Top, Oh No, and The Dreaded Phone Call, flipping through the book will give customers a good idea of what awaits them when they read it. Whether they read the book from beginning to end, or randomly open it to read one section, what readers will find is get-off-the-couch enthusiasm and a good explanation of why that's important. This one is a good quick pick-me-up. (reviewed by Anna Jedrziewski)

(Anna Jedrziewski New Age Retailer)

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"Meet the new generation of consciousness-raising. Gabe's simple, yet profound message can be a life-changer."
—Alan Colmes, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host

(Alan Colmes)

More About the Author

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami.

An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into a writing career.



Find Gabe on Twitter @GabeBerman or his blog www.OMGabe.com

Customer Reviews

It will change the way you look at life for the better!
Fleur Vyner
I first read this book several years ago, on the advise of a good friend( & again last week :).
Cherie Exner-Leal
It is a very quick, easy read and filled with great advice.
Jersey girl

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Tonika G. Johnson on January 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
Not only are we living in age where instant gratification is paramount, but we are also bound by a self imposed expectation to have prophet like foresight into our own futures. Couple that with our natural desire to dwell in the past and the result is a generation of people that seemed to be doomed to a life of unfulfillment and problems with no solutions. Then along comes a book like Live Like A Fruit Fly. The writer makes no promises to improve your life or make you more popular with the ladies. What he does do is have that honest unbiased conversation with you that you wish your best friends and closest family members would. I am not one that enjoys reading, in fact I actually have the attention span of a Fruit fly, but this book feels less like a text that one reads, but more like a actual dialog between you and the writer. To sum it up you will not be disappointed with this work one bit. If you're at a point in life where you feel uncertain, conflicted and or lost, and answers are what you seek, you will find them, inside yourself. Live Like A Fruit just helps to show you where inside

Autumn Lawrence
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J.C. Adams on March 6, 2010
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I cannot encapsulate how inspiring this book is; the only way for you to find out is to purchase it. How precious time is, our daily thoughts consumed by the inane and banal, instead of focused on life with the imagination and wonderment we had when we were children. It is clear that our lives take on paths never contemplated, and we can either succumb or fight through the low points. As Bob Diamond said in Defending Your Life, "Fear is like a giant fog. It sits on your brain and blocks everything. Real feeling, true happiness, real joy, they can't get through that fog. But you lift it, and buddy, you're in for the ride of your life." And that's what Live Like a Fruit Fly drives home - there are those of us who have lived our lives in fear, in a chasm of the mind, and it's time to break free of those bonds. Is this difficult? Absolutely. Is it impossible? Impossible is nothing. With each day, we see new hope, new life, and maybe, just maybe, that beautiful woman sitting at that other table will finally be interested in us (better yet, me)...or maybe, if we follow the lessons of Live Like a Fruit Fly, we will have the courage to approach that beautiful woman and find out for sure. To fight the fear, fight the indecision, and LIVE. This book is a revelation. PS - if there are blank pages, maybe that means that we fill those in with our own stories, the fabric of our own lives and decisions. After all, nobody can tell you what to do to make your own dreams come true -- you have to fill the pages in yourself.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By CRJ on January 1, 2010
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Bought and read this book (twice) last week. It's message is of course "live in the moment." As simple as that sounds, it's a key to happiness that most (especially Americans) don't even begin to grasp, and this book approaches the topic more easily than most self-help books. Dozens of rock & roll lyric quotes which will appeal to many, I enjoyed them.

It was a good read and the author has a humorous style that does not take away from the message (incl several spelling/grammar mistakes - "heard mentality" to name one). Even though it's 300+ pages, it's a 2-3 hour read as there are many blank or nearly blank pages (unfortunately many more trees gave their lives to bring you this book than were necessary - why?). If you want a simple "live in the moment" book, and that's just what some of us need, this is a worthwhile read.

Another reviewer mentioned this book in a review of A New Earth, calling Fruit Fly a better alternative. For me, that's not the case, Fruit Fly is a very small subset of A New Earth, albeit an effective easy read. Live Live a Fruit Fly is a good nudge in the right direction...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JKA book lover on March 5, 2010
Format: Paperback
I began reading this little gem of a book with essentially no idea what to expect, which is the best way to end up very pleasantly surprised. LLAFF did not disappoint! It is relevant, smart, insightful and inspiring, while simultaneously being a quick, easy read. . .the perfect pick-me-up! A self-help style message wrapped up in a series of delicious anecdotes, observations and instructions, sprinkled with meaningful quotes, LLAFF reads more like talking with a friend than being talked to by a self-declared shrink. Too many books these days follow the latter path, making Gabe Berman's offering a refreshing alternative. He isn't reinventing the wheel by any means, rather, spreading a message that many people need to hear in a way that many people can understand: Live in the moment! Life is too short and too precious not to.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert Wander on April 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
I read this book twice and just now read through all of the reviews on amazon. Seriously, the only way to say something negative about it is: 1. You didn't read it - or 2. You get off on being negative. Which means, you need to read the book and take it to heart.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Nigro on March 5, 2010
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I wasn't sure what the idea behind Live like a Friut Fly was, but needed some spiritual uplifting and gave it a shot. After the dedication alone, I was hook, line, and sinker. I couldn't put it down. I can't tell you the last time I picked up a book and read it through to the end in a matter of hours. This book leaves you feeling "spiritually full" Now, having digested that, READ IT!
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