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One Mass Market Paperback – October 2, 1989
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"This is a strange and thought-provoking fantasy from the man who gave us Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions, one that is imaginative, playful, and in places, startling in concept." -- The Anniston Star.
More About the Author
With over 60 million copies of his books sold, Richard Bach remains one of the world's most beloved authors. A former USAF fighter pilot, Air Force captain and latter-day barnstorming pilot, Bach continues to be an avid aviator-author, exploring and chronicling the joys and freedom of flying, reporting his findings to his devoted fans.
His most recent works include Travels with Puff, which recounts Bach's journey from Florida to Washington state in his small seaplane, Puff, and Illusions II: The Adventures of a Reluctant Student, which incorporates Bach's real-life plane crash.
In October 2014, the never-before-published Part Four to Jonathan Livingston Seagull was published.
Fans and readers can find more about Richard and his work at www.richardbach.com
Top Customer Reviews
Every choice you make in every moment of your life, whether it's your whim to smile at a stranger in an elevator, your last-minute decision to eat a healthy meal instead of an artery-clogging one, or your whim to read one book and not another affects more than your next few seconds or minutes or hours. It can affect your entire future and the lives of others. I missed this point when I read "Illusions"; "One" drove it home.
"One" isn't as tidy as "Illusions." It introduces a lot of ideas but doesn't follow through on some of them to the extent that "Illusions" did. You may find this either a blessing or a curse, depending on how much material you need before you can run with it on your own.
There's a lot more to the book than what I've mentioned. Some of it bored me and some of it even annoyed me, but that happens when we listen to our best friends speak with candor. Maybe it was something I already knew; maybe it was something I'm not ready to know yet; or maybe it was just plain wrong. Bach shares his soul generously and we're free to take it or leave it. What we learn, or fail to learn, from an experience is also a choice. What I learned in "One" may escape your notice entirely. What I failed to learn may be your epiphany.
Or not. Because everything in this review may be wrong. :-)
What is most striking about the language(in all his books) is its simplicity and that in itself is wonderfully different and refreshing.
I can only say that if you haven't read this book yet, you are missing out on something exquisite and rare!
Over the past weekend I read Richard Bach's book, "one". It is a book that is written in a story format; one that has many messages in it and one that makes you stop and think.
It is about choices we make. And how the direction of our lives comes down to the choices we choose. To quote from the book: "A tiny change today brings us to a dramatically different tomorrow. There are grand rewards for those who pick the high hard roads, but those rewards are hidden by years. Every choice is made in the uncaring blind, no guarantees form the world around us."
I found myself involved in the story, when I finished the book I had many thoughts about my own life. It is a book that I would recommend you to read!
On the back cover the following quote is shown. It is a good quote for reflection!
"I gave my life to become the person I am right now.
Was it worth it?"
Over the last 35 years I've read hundreds of seminal books on transformation, attended seminars with high profile teachers, traveled to energy vortexes around the planet.....but ONE stands alone as the only book to ever blow my mind apart. Getting wacked in the pyramid at Palenque rivaled the mind-altering potency of this secret jewel, but ONE is available for everyone for 5 bucks.
The characters didn't matter, the writing didn't matter, the information didn't matter. What mattered was the underlying structure, the mathematics of the Is-ness that transcended the words and spoke in a silent language throughout the book. This non-verbal energy field shifted and restructured my thought process. My mind remains stupefied and still shakes the head surrounding it at the memory of this amazing adventure.
The magnificent mind, our greatest block to Beingness, must surrender its hold (thinking) or we cannot actualize. ONE was a major player in giving my mind the understanding it needed to LET GO! No contest, the NOW wins. It's the only book that has my SUPERRRRR-STAR rating.
As much as I love this book, "Illusions" is my favorite, primarily because of it's simplicity. "One" is complex, not in the writing style, but in the possibilities it presents.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it is a great book, it has mix between reality and fiction that I just love.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Richard Bach is the BEST AUTHOUR EVER all his books have changed the way I look at lifePublished 1 month ago by Terri M
Completely happy and satisfied with this order. The book arrived earlier than expected, and was in fantastic shape. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Royce Sciortino
Love this book. Thank goodness I found another copy after a "loan" that never got returned. Fabulous book!!! Just wait until the ending...Published 2 months ago by Paula L. Gunderson
This is one of my all time favorite books ever. I recommend it to people all the time and re-read it myself every few years. It is a mesmerizing book.Published 3 months ago by Kitty Turner