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  • Published: 28 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448181087
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

What Should I Do With My Life?




'Brimming with stories of sacrifice, courage, commitment and sometimes failure, the book will support anyone pondering a major life choice or risk without force-feeding them pat solutions' Publishers Weekly

'Are you lost? Feeling aimless? Not sure which path you should be taking? This book tackles the terrifying question that most of us face at some point in our lives: 'what should I do with my life?', and provides illuminating answers.

Bronson's book is a fascinating account of finding and following the people who have taken the ultimate challenge of self-discovery by uprooting their lives and starting all over again. From the investment banker who gave it all up to become a catfish farmer in Mississippi, to the chemical engineer from Walthamstow who decided to become a lawyer in his sixties. These stories of individual dilemmas and dramatic - sometimes unsuccessful - gambles are bound up with Bronson's account of his own search for a calling.

'Inspirational... This book fascinates because of the broad spectrum of testimonies' Financial Times

'Something more than the usual self-help guff. What Should I Do with My Life? is closer to the oral histories of Studs Terkel or This American Life than to Tony Robbins' Times

  • Pub date: 28 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448181087
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the Author

Po Bronson

Po Bronson has written for Wired, Rolling Stone and the New York Times Magazine. He is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, What Should I do With My Life?, Why Do I Love These People? and the novel The Nudist on the Late Shift. His books have been translated into twenty languages.

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Praise for What Should I Do With My Life?

“Inspirational . . . this book fascinates because of the broad spectrum of testimonies.”

Financial Times

“Something more than the usual self-help guff. What Should I Do with My Life? is closer to the oral histories of Studs Terkel or This American Life than to Tony Robbins.”

Time

“A fascinating social document, and a kind of superior self-help book . . . very readable.”

Guardian

“The 'ultimate question' is a topic always in season, worthy of Bronson's skillful probing and careful anecdote selection. Brimming with stories of sacrifice, courage, commitment and, sometimes, failure, the book will support anyone pondering a major life choice or risk without force-feeding them pat solutions.”

Publishers Weekly

“A remarkable social document, raised to the level of literature by Bronson's own deep level of involvement, his candour and compassion-as a work of research, the book is wide-ranging and impressive”

Evening Standard


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