What Should I Do with My Life? The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question

ISBN-10: 0375507493

ISBN-13: 9780375507496

Edition: 2003

Authors: Po Bronson

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/24/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Po Bronson is an American journalist and author who lives in San Francisco, California.

Introduction: Obvious Questions Don't Have Obvious Answers: From Your Fears Come Misconceptions
That Sense of "Rightness"
An Ordinary Guy: Even the Destined Struggle
Have You Looked Under the Bed?: Ignoring the Obvious
Hunted by Her Cause: Learning from Hard Times
Synchronicity or Not: Is There Meaning in Coincidence?
The Dharma Adviser: Being vs. Doing
Isn't It Clear!? Waiting for Clarity
I Belong to You: Is It Self-Serving to do What You Enjoy?
The Brain Candy Generation: Stimulation/Intensity vs. Significance/Fulfillment
Parasite Entrepreneurism: Finding Your Story
Lacking an Off Switch: Always Knew It
In Another Class
The Ungrateful Soldier: Torn Between Classes
The Umbrella of Freedom: Anyone Can Find This Important
A College Man: From Working Class to Educated Class
The Diver Who Loved to Read: Neither Fight Nor Flight
Building a Cathedral: The Fear You Don't Belong
The Casino of the American Economy: It's Supposed to be Hard
Lady Reads the News: A Good Day Job
Getting Oily, Then Even: Switch Sides After an Injustice
Learning Delta Pride: The Fear That Our Choices Are Irreversible
Temptations vs. Aspirations
A Billion Is Chump Change: Is Turning Down the Money Stupid or Brave?
That Magical Thing: Overcoming the Stigma That This Isn't Important
The Lockbox Fantasy: Getting Rich Changes You
A Tour of the Country: This, Then That
After a Brief Period of Experimentation: Fear of Saying No
There's More to Motherhood than Baking Cookies: Never Give Up
The Chemical Engineer Who Lacked a Chemical: What's Real?
Destination vs. Journey?
Guidance, Navigation, and Control: Three Lessons from One Who's Stayed Put
The Boom Wrangler Has Many Reasons to Live: Change, for Some, Keeps Them Alive
The Phi Beta Slacker Dances for Herself: Be Your Own Audience
The Runway Gypsy: Back to Reality
Know Thyself
New Person, Same Job? A Different Kind of Hard Work
My New Start-Up: How the Past Colors Perception
Dropping the Watermelon: The Practical Way to Pursue the Impractical
The Toner Queen Unmasks Herself: The Resume "Me" vs. the Work-in-Progress "Me"
The Once-Angry Minister: A New Kind of Success Story
Changes of Scenery
Ambition in Neutral: Deemphasizing the Question in Order to Answer It
Nobody Taught Me: The Benefit of Being Around Like-Minded People
The Romantic Depressive: Enjoying People
On Planet Hug: Finding Your People
Uncomfortable Is Good: Rehearsing for Life's Improvisation
Success Formula: Giving Up That It's about You
Trafficking in Extremes: The Adventure of Working Abroad
Relationships and Family
The Twin Who Wanted to Be Unique: Struggling to Satisfy Dual Careers
H = P [greater than sign] J: When Paths Begin to Part
Ski Bums: Working with Your Spouse
Where Fears Hide: This is Your Own Responsibility
The Lottery Winner: Resisting Parents' Pressure
The Monkey Law: Finding Inspiration in Our Ancestry
A Burial with Pinstripes: Fears are Inherited, Too
Accepting a Gift: Will I Have to Put My Aspirations Aside?
The Mechanic Gives 100 Percent: Children Help You Remember What's Important
A Fragile Blow: The Hardest Things Are the Most Liberating
The Appropriate Time Frame
Out of My Mind: When Is It Too Late to Start Over?
Contribution X: Keep in Mind Even What You Can't Define
Twenty Thousand Lives a Year: Business is a Tool to Support What You Believe
Magic Powers: No Big Picture Is Too Big
Closing Remarks: All Stories Are Unique
A Reading Group Guide
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