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About the Author

Nick Shelton is a life-long learner whose interests include philosophy, spirituality, and self-improvement. Nick currently works in Silicon Valley where he is finding the Good Life at some of the world’s best places to work. Nick earned his Master’s degree from Yale University in religion and philosophy after studying business and economics at the University of Oxford and Mercer University. When not living the fun and exciting lifestyle of young businessman in San Francisco, Nick is pursuing his passion of helping others find lasting happiness and purpose in life. For the last three years, Nick has traveled to places like Hawaii, Hollywood, and monasteries in the mountains to find the best practical advice on life’s most important questions. The Good Life Crisis is Nick’s fourth published book; and his first nonfiction project. Nick’s other passions include running, traveling, cooking, trying new things, meeting interesting people, visiting cozy bookstores, and smiling until it hurts.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147520776X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475207767
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,331,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Johnson Kang on August 19, 2012
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I enjoyed this book. I can't say I've ever read anything like it, and that was refreshing. It grabbed me from the first chapter and held me tight. The author artfully incorporates hundreds of interviews (none of them in a manuscript form - which is great) in a way that takes us on an exciting life adventure from exotic country to places closer to home on a quest to discover our own personal thoughts of what is 'the good life.'
Definitely a must-read and highly recommended. Whether you're looking for a fast read waiting in the airport/on the plane, or just sitting outside enjoying a lazy afternoon, this book will be time-well-spent if you're looking to enrich your own life.
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What is the good life and how do I get it? This is probably one of the most significant questions of life and we all ask this question implicitly in all the choices we make. Strangely, most of us rarely stop and and examine the question explicitly and even fewer of us write a book about it!

Enter The Good Life Crisis. This isn't one man's ruminations on the subject. Rather it is a collection of fascinating folks Nick Shelton has met in his travels throughout the world. The collection is diverse: priests, monks, but also business people and even a surfer dude thrown in for good measure.

I think the selection of articles do point to a central thesis by Shelton, but it isn't obvious or heavy handed. This might be good or bad depending on your point of view. Shelton does let his interviewees speak independently and there is even some slight contradiction and tension between the views of some of the contributors.

This is not a self-help book that prescriptively tells me exactly what to do. This is not a how-to. But after reading this, I can't help but have my interest piqued enough to question how I live my life and spend my time. I think that is the mark of a good book.
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When my daughter Ellen, brought her boyfriend (Nick Shelton) along on one of our sailing adventures I had no idea that our trip would later be memorialized in his book. From the beginning, Nick impressed me as being a "old soul". He obviously searches beyond the surface of daily events for the deeper (and more important) messages/insights. His easy going style of writing makes for a quick read. This thought provoking work will refocus you on what is important in life. Great (inspirational) reading for young and old!
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Nick Shelton captures what we are all looking for in his latest book, The Good Life Crisis. He gives examples of real people searching to live beyond themselves for something bigger and better. Nick doesn't promote or promise formulas to make the good life possible - he simply suggests that, well, the good life IS indeed possible. This is a book you will want to read, reread and then make sure all your friends read it!
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This book contains really great common sense wisdom and ideas from some really influential people. What I like is how this book follows the author's path through college, family, work, and school as he figures out what living life to fullest means to him; at the same time he is mixing in humorous and insightful stories from the people he has met along the way about what their good life means. This book makes you think and reflect on what living 'the good life' means for yourself on a personal level, and makes you appreciate the different paths we all take to get there.
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