List Price: $28.00 Details

The List Price is the suggested retail price of a new product as provided by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller. Except for books, Amazon will display a List Price if the product was purchased by customers on Amazon or offered by other retailers at or above the List Price in at least the past 90 days. List prices may not necessarily reflect the product's prevailing market price.
Learn more
Save: $3.62 (13%)
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
FREE delivery Thursday, December 15 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon. Order within 7 hrs 43 mins
Arrives before Christmas
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
[{"displayPrice":"$24.38","priceAmount":24.38,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"24","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"38","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"7Air2dl0U9YQR1qT9uvbdsHWpNMoatyQ6gX0hN%2BqQ1nfHJZ%2FqRx6EQG1ct5YwLhf7dEJ4Cq9rPBpiMvhifL4d2rOaA5xQU1NwKnqv%2FBOGqoVd9v9%2FVxEAzfinGQQY6iL1Efg0g2%2F3831YoVmjpj6yw%3D%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"NEW"},{"displayPrice":"$14.81","priceAmount":14.81,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"14","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"81","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"oiBokplS8HjbllnCDnBmOwA4FWLiV54y4Qs3akwwFEyUXeLS8ibkp6hsCsr1E0Q4V7VdwxQooLrBzGFKHKPC3f9gQ4JYwDZIF3qTAxJ3DcocweXidyTgRK66g0B0aDO0sZmowEW48JsUm5pbW6yiuawn79W7GoUTRCngG72Og3sFLYc2IbYuiXIDdv1nESJz","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"USED"}]
$$24.38 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$24.38
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2023
For the 2022 holiday season, returnable items purchased between October 11 and December 25, 2022 can be returned until January 31, 2023.
Designing Your Life: How ... has been added to your Cart
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery January 2 - 3 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Or fastest delivery December 25 - 30
Arrives after Christmas. Need a gift sooner? Send an Amazon Gift Card instantly by email or SMS.
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
Added
$20.98
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: kozybooks85
Sold by: kozybooks85
(24765 ratings)
99% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$17.50
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: triumvirate_books
Sold by: triumvirate_books
(2142 ratings)
98% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$22.07
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: Book A Smile :-)
Sold by: Book A Smile :-)
(2618 ratings)
88% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life Hardcover – Illustrated, September 20, 2016

4.6 out of 5 stars 3,648 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover, Illustrated
$24.38
$16.00 $8.60

Enhance your purchase


The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now

Frequently bought together

  • Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
  • +
  • The Designing Your Life Workbook: A Framework for Building a Life You Can Thrive In
  • +
  • Designing Your New Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness--and a New Freedom--at Work
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Choose items to buy together.
Popular Highlights in this book

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Life has questions. They have answers…Learn how to find a fulfilling career…learn how to better navigate life’s big moment decisions and kill your ‘wicked problems dead.”
The New York Times
 
“The prototype for a happy life…Burnett and Evans show how to apply Stanford’s famous design principles to finding your place in the world, as a recent graduate or mid-career.”
—NPR’s
Brian Lehrer

Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will.”
—Daniel Pink, bestselling author of
Drive

“This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.”
—David Kelley, Founder of IDEO
 
“An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.”
Publishers Weekly

About the Author

BILL BURNETT is the executive director of the Design Program at Stanford.

DAVE EVANS is an adjunct lecturer in the Product Design Program at Stanford, a management consultant, and a co-founder of Electronic Arts

www.designingyour.life
$10 bonus from your favorite gift card brand

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 1101875321
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Knopf; Illustrated edition (September 20, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781101875322
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1101875322
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.25 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.16 x 1 x 8.52 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 3,648 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

BILL BURNETT is a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford and currently the Executive Director of the Design Program.

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
3,648 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 16, 2022
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 5, 2022
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 12, 2022
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 22, 2018
738 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 15, 2022
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 26, 2020
38 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 7, 2022
18 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

A Reader
3.0 out of 5 stars For those who have never self-reflected
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on September 19, 2018
9 people found this helpful
Report abuse
sarabrandt
2.0 out of 5 stars Große Erwartungen
Reviewed in Germany 🇩🇪 on April 1, 2019
20 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Gabriela
2.0 out of 5 stars Too simplistic
Reviewed in Italy 🇮🇹 on September 22, 2020
Adrian Akbari
5.0 out of 5 stars A life chaanging book
Reviewed in the Netherlands 🇳🇱 on September 30, 2021
Claudia Chacon Hyde
5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic approach to designing a fulfilling life
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on August 13, 2018
5 people found this helpful
Report abuse