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Skip the Corkscrew, Buy this Book!
on January 20, 1999
It was pretty much an accident that I read this book at all. Now I'm recommending it, enthusiastically. I bought it as a last-minute Christmas stocking-stuffer for a friend who has always liked Hendricks' work. Then I flipped it open, as people will do, and found it very compelling -- nicely written, relevant, insightful, and helpful. So I gave my friend a fancy corkscrew instead, and I kept the book. I suppose it could transform one's life, which would make it the world's greatest bargain; for now, I can say that it has enriched and improved mine -- which is still a heck of a good deal, for the price of a fancy corkscrew.
As the title suggests, there's a little lesson regarding conscious living for each day of the year, followed by an activity one can do to more successfully live that way. Nothing too heavy: most days take up less than a small page. Both authors are very good at illuminating the small ways in which we risk being less than our best selves in our everyday lives, and the alternation of the authorial role between Hendricks and his therapist niece provides a broad range of interesting anecdotal examples - male and female, older and younger.
While I would tip my hat to anyone committed enough to adhere to the book's one-lesson-per-day structure, it also works perfectly well, I think, as a grab-bag of reminders and tactics for getting more out of life. Good stuff, well worth owning.