I have not got past the first chapter. Very boring for a book that is meant to be about telling a story well. Perhaps it will get better, and I hope to persevere with it sometime. The power of this book seems very hidden to me....
This guy is amazing. I love the way he enables his audience to feel comfortable with him though his clever use of humour and straight-up address of his physical limitations. The message stands on his lack of limbs, yet could equally have impact if delivered from a person with all four limbs. His enthusiasm and frankness are truly inspirational. Great work Nick! If you are having a day where you need some encouragement, start listening to this book right now. Better than chocolate and without the calories.
The message is one of hope and practical advice on how to maximise both length and quality of life. An excellent book, well read and easy to listen to, with great supporting website. At first I thought the findings might be summarised more quickly, and wanted to just go to the last chapter. Perhaps I would have if I had a paper copy. However, in hindsight, I have the concepts more firmly committed to memory by listening to the case studies. Like church sermons or university lectures, the stories serve me as hooks on which to pin the lessons.
I love the way the reader attempts to use appropriate accents for the different nationalities of the people he refers to. I am a Kiwi, and so had to laugh a bit at his New Zealand accent attempt, but then I am sure he would laugh at my take on an American accent. Good on ya mate for having a crack at it!
Is it easy to put this advice into practice? I would say yes. I bought a bag of Almond nuts and enjoying this new addition to my diet. My own recommendation is whole grain porridge with sultanas and apple mixed into it.
Read it today ... you will get this time investment back many times over I expect. Cheers.
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