Get practical tips on self-improvement and how to live a more meaningful life in How to Get a Life. This book empowers wisdom for both the heart and soul. Learn lessons from some of the world’s most inspirational thinkers and leaders, past and present. How to Get a Life offers insight and wisdom with perspectives from several historically notable people. This book has an easy-to-read format full of uplifting messages designed to guide you to a more fulfilling life.
College professors Lawrence Baines and Daniel McBrayer begin each chapter by introducing a prominent figure. The authors then share the person’s quotes and advice on daily living. How to Get a Life Empowering Wisdom for the Heart and Soul gives practical advice. Some of the world’s most outstanding thought leaders share views on the following areas of life:
The importance of relationships
How to get over misunderstandings
How to rise above mediocrity
What to do when things go wrong
You will also gain insight into God, the universe, and conceptions of love, sex, and death. How to Get a Life features historical figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Joseph Campbell, Bill Wilson, Gerda Weissman Klein, Albert Schweitzer, Mother Teresa, Oprah Winfrey, Buddha, Leo Buscaglia, Jane Goodall, the Dalai Lama, Muhammad, Confucius, and Richard of St. Victor.
Baines and McBrayer also wrote How to Get a Life Volume 2.
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“How to Get a Life offers more than information; this is a book that inspires. For those at turning points in their lives, this book is indispensable.” Dr. Jane Arnold, University of Seville, Spain
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J J Daniels –
Inspiration for everyday life How great to read a book that is about the inspiring instead of the infamous. The people chosen are from all walks of life, thus there is someone whose life will empower each one of us to “get a life.”
George E. Griffiths –
“How To Get A Life”
I found “How To Get A Life” to be informative as well as interesting. Being written by so many authors gives a unique insight and perspective on the philosophies of these renowned figures from ancient times to the present. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in getting a life or improving the one they already have.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The 15 essays had great messages that can be applied to your own life. I’m looking forward to the second round of books! Thanks, Dr. McBrayer :)!
Margaret Stoduto –
Review of How to Get a Life
This book is great. I liked the format. Each chapter provides insight into the thinking of a person who is a survivor or a doer, or both! The life stories of Joseph Campbell, Jane Goodall, Mother Teresa, and many others, some famous-some not, was fascinating. But even more interesting was seeing the will of others in overcoming life’s struggles. I have encountered a few “dragons in the middle of the road” of life. While each is a trial, the experience makes one a richer person. As a social worker, I will refer clients to this book.
David Ferguson –
Simplified Wisdom for Everyone
“How to Get a Life” is a simple format with a powerful message: anyone can have a life. Each individual chapter is presented by a different contributor and expresses the life views and philosophies of some of the most famous, wise, and fascinating people in history. I especially enjoyed the pieces on Joseph Campbell, Oprah Winfrey, and Leo Buscaglia. Although not a history lesson, I learned more than I ever knew about Confucious and the Dalai Lama. 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.
Melody Shelton –
How To Get A Life is a great read! Each of the 15 chapters provides thought-provoking words of wisdom from some pretty awe-inspiring people. It includes inspiration from some of the leaders of the world’s greatest religions and guidance from people who have overcome adversity. It provides biographical information on each person and a synopsis of what their advice might be “When the Road Is Smooth,” “When the Road Gets Rocky,” and “When You Encounter a Dragon in the Middle of the Road.” At the end of each chapter, there is a place for “Notes,” which I used to help reinforce the wisdom I gleaned from that person. Inspiration and motivation are central to these 15 life stories.