Hear an exclusive Producer: Lisa Cahn
Original Jacket Design: Allison Saltzman
Original Jacket Photo: Barnaby Hall/Photonica
Author Photo: © Joyce Ravid
©2000 Anna Quindlen
(P)2000 Random House, Inc.
Producer: Lisa Cahn
"We have to teach ourselves how to live, really live - to love the journey, not the destination." - Anna Quindlen
I generally like the author's short works (her old columns), and if this were priced by the word (or minute) on the scale where 20-hour audiobooks cost $30, then I would say go for it. But it is terribly pricey for what seems like an NPR feature segment. I think the paper version of this book sold because it made a great graduation present that could be read completely while standing in line to get into the graduation ceremony.
I recommend instead This American Life (a whole month -- 4 hours -- of something with a similar mood for only a few more dollars), a deeper self-help book (or better still, literature that really delves into the happy life), or Al Franken's great send-up of this book and its ilk ("Oh, the Things I Know" -- a great audiobook, read by the author).
Don't waste your time, money or credits on this one. There is nothing new or insightful here.
I enjoy Anna Quindlen's books very much so when I saw Audible had her book, "A Short Guide to a Happy Life" I was ever so glad. This to me is the best 17 minutes of listening anyone can do and by all means share with others.
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