Just as musicians must make music, poets must write, and artists must paint, we all have a unique gift designed for a specific vocation that will bring both meaning and purpose to our lives. Become Who You Were Born to Be is a blueprint for discovering your unique gift and using it to realize your personal and professional potential. And to illustrate his life-changing philosophy, Souza relates true stories of everyday people and world-famous celebrities, including Lance Armstrong, Amy Tan, Sylvester Stallone, Garth Brooks, and Oprah Winfrey, who became heroes by overcoming adversity and squeezing every ounce of opportunity from their gifts.
©2007 Brian Souza; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"It's the psychological astuteness with which he analyzes the fearful life patterns many Americans fall into that makes this book most valuable." (Publishers Weekly)
How does the author expect us to believe he can help us recognize our gifts when he clearly can not recognize his own? The man is not an auditor. While the information is nothing new or profound, I give credit to any author speaking his or her personal truth. Wouldn't the world be better if we all did? My problem however, is that he either has no respect for the art of narration or an unrealistic view of his own talents, which doesn't instill confidence.
Not if he performs them.
If Brian wants to be taken seriously, hire a professional reader. Just because it's non-fiction does not mean it can't be entertaining. Some authors narrate well (Ron McClarty for example) but most do not. Maya Angelou comes to mind as one of the best authors and worst readers of all time. Don't make that egotistical mistake.
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