Book Club

September 5, 2007 at 11:34 pm (reading)

My book club book this month is The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews.  I was worried the moment I looked at the cover and saw “Seven decisions that determine personal success” across the top.  The first thing I thought was, “Oh no,  not a self-help book! “.  However, it is written like fiction.  Well, at least most of it is…  It is about a man who is really down on his luck and basically gets chosen to visit various prominent historical figures learn something from each one.  That part I like.  It’s at the end when they give the lesson to him in writing and it is included verbatim at the end of the chapter!  After all, the lesson is pretty apparent in the dialogue as the main character is visiting with these various historical figures.  It’s a huge departure from the voice of the story.  It’s written in third person and then switches to first person when the written lesson is read.  Kind of weird.  Interesting that Good Morning America endorsed it, too….. Anway, I would say if you read it, skip the written part at the end of each chapter.  It’s the interaction with the historical figures that makes it an enjoyable read.  This is the fun thing about book clubs.  You get to try things you haven’t before.

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1 Comment

  1. Mom said,

    I’m not really into self-help (maybe beyond help) right now, but it sounds like an interesting approach.

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