This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money - earning it, spending it, and giving it away - can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity.
Lynne Twist, a global activist and fundraiser, has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal stories and practical advice, she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. In this Nautilus Award-winning book, Twist shares from her own life, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.
©2003 Lynne Twist (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
"An inspired, utterly fascinating book…. A book for everyone who would like to make the world a better place." (Jane Goodall)
Good book with some really great points. Sometimes it's gets a little too flowery for my taste, but it never really lost my attention.
Definitely worth listening to!
The message of this book was good but it got a little redundant and preachy towards the end and the narrator made it even worse...she sounds like the strict goody goody teacher you always dreaded in school. I would prob not recommend this audible to my friends.
Very thought provoking. It reinforces my life purpose. Thank you for sharing your experiences. It provides hope that individually we can all change the world with our own actions
This book has been a life changer for me., bringing my awareness to "for the good of all" way of being, and living. And that my self effort and self responsibility makes a difference. I am a citizen apposrd to a consumer and I love that way of living. Filled with gratitude I continue to shift my awareness. Thank you for offering such wisdom through this book.
The reader over pronounces her words in a way that no one talks, and it was very distracting. No emotion, almost like listening to the news for hours. I kept tuning the book out and after being halfway though, decided to call it quits. The content was probably great, but the reader was too distracting for me to actually listen to what they were saying.
Narrator was intolerable; cloying snobbishness in her delivery, holier-than-thou turns of phrase...could barely force myself to continue listening
Someone with more natural conversational style / less pretentiousness
Annoyed... the author is already going in too many unfocussed directions preaching and showing off, but the pretentious narration lends the possibility that the author sounds like this, too. (which I have no way of knowing)
Not a very interesting contribution, in the end, to the ideas the book purports to address
a must-read for anyone whose life is to be rooted in core human values. highly recommend.
Lynne Twist presents a point of view of the world that shifts the paradigm through the filter of how we relate with money. She enables you to really consider your relationship with yourself and as well as your fellow humankind. She raise the bar for all of us with incredible grace, intelligence and humility. This book is a game changer and she is an extraordinary leader !
She very competently puts in their place many of the beliefs so fondly held by our consumer society. With stories from her work around the world to end hunger and her insights gathered through this work she offers a perspective on money that could heal much that is wrong on this planet including particularly in the west, our disconnection from each other.
yes, because the content is important to me
No, she mispronounces words like Marin (Marin County), Deva (a female spiritual deity) that no one bothered to tutor her on or look up, but most importantly, she sounds too business like for the way I feel someone in Lynne Twist's position would actually sound like.... a bit cold and informational, rather than really warm.
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