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5.0 out of 5 stars Profound and Funny, June 9, 2011
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This review is from: The 9 Intense Experiences: An Action Plan to Change Your Life Forever (Hardcover)
Cast from your mind the image of the wise man on a mountain, the guru who rewards your arduous climb with a tiny nugget of cryptic wisdom that takes a lifetime to digest. Brian Vaszily is the guru in your living room, the wise friend who makes you laugh with his stories, the one who tries to lighten your load and make the trip to the mountaintop an easy one, so that you have fun along the way.

From the riveting story told in the preface to the author's farewell to his father at the end, the book will sweep you along. Although you may want to come back to the book again and again, this book, like so many profound, funny, tear-inducing books, is an easy read--not because it is simple, but because it is meticulously crafted and packed with concrete, entertaining examples.

What will you like about this book? Here's the short version:

It's funny. I laughed out loud reading this book.

It's smooth and conversational, written by someone who has found his voice and is not afraid to use it.

It has something for you. If you are the laziest, most unmotivated human soul on earth and you know you can't possibly do any exercises in a self-help book because they might require thought or work, there's still something for you. Can you listen to some music? Watch a bird fly across the sky?

It's profound. We tend to think that wisdom is wrapped in obscurity and that life-changing experiences occur as randomly as lightning strikes and lottery wins. The 9 Intense Experiences shows us that the life-changing experience is as close as our bookshelf or television, as much under our control as our next act of kindness.

Did I mention funny?

This is a book I will come to again and again. It's on my Kindle and in my paper library. Please don't miss out on this book, which is in itself an intense experience.
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