Entertaining, empowering, informative
I have never listened to Dan John Miller or Phil Gigante before this book. However, I enjoyed their performance. It was a vivid and authentic, well-performed, single-act play.
In the book, prior to the conversation with the devil, Hill has one with his "other self" when the "other self" makes the statement, "You won't be happy unless you are helping others." I have found that statement to be a truth that has changed my life every day since reading the book. Avoiding "drifting," which means to let distractions rule you, is another life-changing concept, but also a life-long pursuit. I am now very aware of this concept and believe it has power for every part of life.
There are instances when the Editor's comments were good summaries of the content and others when she is sharing her views. You can fast forward through the comments if you don't agree with them, but continue to listen to the book. I am very grateful to the Editor and Audible for bringing to me this book.
Of the many books in my iPad from Audible, The Help is one of my favorites. It stirred up a lot of emotions. Is the book about empowerment? Yes. Suffering? Yes. Triumph? Absolutely. Love and hate? In almost every line. Funny? That too. The black domestics and the frustrated writer are inspiring. The writer inspires me to speak out for the right thing. The black domestics remind me to love and admire even more relatives and friends who in the 60's put their uniforms on, went in/out of back doors to clean and yet maintained character and dignity.
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