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Your Life Isn't for You

A Selfish Person's Guide to Being Selfless
Narrated by: Seth Adam Smith
Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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In this book, Seth Adam Smith expands on the philosophy behind his extraordinarily popular blog post "Marriage Isn't for You" - which received over 30 million hits and has been translated into over 20 languages - and shares how living for others can enrich every aspect of your life, just as it has his. With a mix of humor, candor, and compassion, he reveals how, years before his marriage, his self-obsession led to a downward spiral of addiction and depression, culminating in a suicide attempt at the age of 20. Reflecting on the love and support he experienced in the aftermath, as well as on the lessons he learned from a difficult missionary stint in Russia, his time as a youth leader in the Arizona desert, his marriage, and even a story his father read to him as a child, he shares his deep conviction that the only way you can find your life is to give it away to others.

©2014 Seth Adam Smith (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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"A brilliantly written and insightful book. Seth's vulnerability and honesty are irresistible - pulling you in and opening your heart to the possibility of a life without walls." (Michael J. Merchant, President, ANASAZI Foundation)

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Introvets and extroverts

This is an awesome different perspective book for introverts and extroverts. I myself am a introvert and the book is written from a introverts perspective it really made me reflect on my life I honestly thought I was not a selfish person until this read

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Short read and to the point

I loved this book. It was a quick read. If you struggle with selfish ..this book can provide a few pointers. It doesn’t go into the reasons why one is selfish but goes into reasons why one shouldn’t be selfish.

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better than I could have expected

this book was excellent. touching, inspiring, and we'll read. it was better than I could have expected.

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  • 10-28-18

Highly recommended for those who struggle with Selfishness

Fantastic book for anyone who struggles with being selfish, on their path to selflessness. Short, sharp & very relate able.