Here’s how to make the move from mediocrity to greatness: Follow in the footsteps of Plato, Aristotle, Shakespeare, and others. In their sequel to the popular How to Get a Life, Vol. I, college professors Lawrence Baines and Daniel McBrayer offer more thought-provoking morsels from some of the world’s greatest minds.
How to Get a Life: Empowering Wisdom from Thinkers and Writers takes the reader beyond history, delving into how these remarkable men and women made their indisputable marks on the world. In the same biographical-sketch format made popular by How to Get a Life, Vol. I, each historical icon gives compelling advice on how to conquer adversity and achieve greatness with courage, tenacity, and focus.
The book features insights into the art of living from 15 magnificent minds: Plato, Aristotle, William Shakespeare, John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, J.D. Salinger, Marcus Aurelius, Mihaly Csisksznetmihalyi, Walt Disney, Laura Esquivel, Eudora Welty, Colin
Powell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Catharine Sedgwick.
What readers are saying
This book is a great book for anyone who wants to live a more fulfilling and self-guided life. The articles are great way to take advice from all different kinds of people who did great things. I couldn’t stop highlighting!—R.G., TN
How to Get a Life is a simple format with a powerful message: anyone can have a life... This would make a wonderful gift for anyone, but especially a friend, relative or co-worker at a crossroads in their life. I found it stimulating, motivating and thought-provoking and am recommending the book to everyone.—D. F., TX
Great life lessons from great teachers! These are people who figured out how life works… and lived it fully. How to Get a Life is a wonderful collection, packed with practical wisdom.—Hal Urban, Author, Life’s Greatest Lessons
- Additional Information
Book Type eBook - Apple ISBN 9780893347635 Author Lawrence Baines Publisher Green Dragon Books