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Live Like a Fruit Fly: The Secret You Already Know Paperback – August 1, 2011
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What am I supposed to be doing with my life? That's probably the most asked question in the world of New Age. Berman claims to have the answer: stop doubting yourself and live in the moment, like a fruit fly. His cut-to-the-chase syle and chatty tone make this an easy read. Like he says, we already know the things he's telling us, but his says them in a way that makes it seem like we are hearing them for the first time. With chapter titles like Bread Crumbs, Active Appreciation, Clown School, A Quick Lighthearted Break, Bulletproof Vest, Over the Top, Oh No, and The Dreaded Phone Call, flipping through the book will give customers a good idea of what awaits them when they read it. Whether they read the book from beginning to end, or randomly open it to read one section, what readers will find is get-off-the-couch enthusiasm and a good explanation of why that's important. This one is a good quick pick-me-up. (reviewed by Anna Jedrziewski)(Anna Jedrziewski New Age Retailer)
"Meet the new generation of consciousness-raising. Gabe's simple, yet profound message can be a life-changer."
―Alan Colmes, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host
"In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read."―Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success(Deepak Chopra)
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It was a good read and the author has a humorous style that does not take away from the message (incl several spelling/grammar mistakes - "heard mentality" to name one). Even though it's 300+ pages, it's a 2-3 hour read as there are many blank or nearly blank pages (unfortunately many more trees gave their lives to bring you this book than were necessary - why?). If you want a simple "live in the moment" book, and that's just what some of us need, this is a worthwhile read.
Another reviewer mentioned this book in a review of A New Earth, calling Fruit Fly a better alternative. For me, that's not the case, Fruit Fly is a very small subset of A New Earth, albeit an effective easy read. Live Live a Fruit Fly is a good nudge in the right direction...
There is nothing new revealed in this book, except, perhaps, for those who didn't pay attention in high school science, the actual lifespan of a fruit fly. Which is just 10 days. Fruit flies have just 10 days to enjoy their childhoods, sow their oats, settle down, have kids, enjoy their grandkids, and hopefully avoid being unceremoniously swatted or being shuffled off to a fruit fly hospice before, ding ding ding, their time is up. What makes this book stand out from all the rest of the feel better self help books is the premise, tone, and personal style with which the author conveys his message.
Although I can only speak for myself, I think it's safe to say that neither the author nor I know any fruit flies personally. That said, I believe his assumption is correct when he tells his readers that fruit flies make the most of every moment. And so should we. This unique perspective and the author's clever wit make this book a joy to read.
None of us know how long we will be on this lovely planet we call home. Do we really want to be caught in a moment of miserableness watching the bus bear down on us while thinking, "But wait, I never did what I love," "I never told my sweetie I loved him," "I never practiced the golden rule," or "Why didn't I ever try tiramisu?"
Living like a fruit fly is about doing what you love, loving who you are with, doing the right thing, defending those who can't defend themselves, being kind, having empathy, and enjoying to the fullest every moment we are blessed to breathe the sweet air around us.Read more ›
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I couldn't have found this book at a more perfect time in my life. That is not to say that my life was perfect, but Live Like A Fruit Fly was a bit of sunshine in the darkness. Read morePublished 3 days ago by BLB
This "gem" of a book has impacted my philosophy.
Which impacts my actions.
Which impacts my results.
Which creates a good lifestyle. Read more
I read Gabe Berman's book last week and really enjoyed it. I think everyone should read this book and live like a fruit fly. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have been involved in the well being industry for over 20 years, and I have read hundreds of books on self development, meditation & spirituality. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kym Smith
Okay, this is my FAVORITE kind of spiritual book (and there are not enough of them out there...hope you're working on another one, Gabe) It's real, it's funny, it's deep, it's... Read morePublished 14 months ago by BookAddict
I want to write a lengthy, beautiful review about how much I love this book, how special it is to me, and how it's helped me cope with the loss of my father.... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Krista Sutherland