Saturday, May 29, 2010
How To Save Your Own Life by Michael Gates Gill
As a follow-up, Gill has now written a book telling others how to reinvent their lives also. The book is broken into fifteen life lessons. These are items such as learn from your children, learn from your mother, learn from your father, etc. They extol the virtue of slowing down and taking the time to experience the small things in life and learn to gain pleasure from them. Gill feels that the simple life is the more desirable life, and that he is happier with nothing than when he was rich and powerful. He now knows that family and relationships are the prime motivator of a happy life rather than money and possessions.
Readers who are looking for ways to change their lives will enjoy this book. The chapters are short, and each illustrates a specific lesson with points from Gill's own life and experiences. At the end of each chapter is a section on how to apply the lesson to the reader's own life. This book is recommended for self-help and memoir readers.