Being Perfect

Being Perfect

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Random House, Inc.
A few times in your life, someone will tell you something so right, so deeply true that it changes you forever. That is what Anna Quindlen, author of the timeless bestsellerA Short Guide to a Happy Life, does here.

In Being Perfect, she shares wisdom that, perhaps without knowing it, you have longed to hear: about “the perfection trap,” the price you pay when you become ensnared in it, and the key to setting yourself free. Quindlen believes that when your success looks good to the world but doesn’t feel good in your heart, it isn’t success at all.

She asks you to set aside your friends’ advice, what your family and co-workers demand, and what society expects, and look at the choices you make every day. When you ask yourself why you are making them, Quindlen encourages you to give this answer: For me. “Because they are what I want, or wish for. Because they reflect who and what I am. . . . That way lies dancing to the melodies spun out by your own heart.”

At the core of this beautiful book lies the secret of authentic success, the inspiration to embrace your own uniqueness and live the life that is undeniably your own, rich in fulfillment and meaning.

Baker & Taylor
The best-selling author of A Short Guide to a Happy Life presents an inspirational new collection of advice and wisdom as she explains how to build a life that is personally meaningful, sharing her reflections on the problems with a lifestyle that emphasizes the pursuit of perfection in the eyes of others and calls for focusing on the process of becoming oneself. 350,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Explains how to build a life that is personally meaningful, sharing reflections on the problems with a lifestyle that emphasizes the pursuit of perfection in the eyes of others and calls for focusing on the process of becoming oneself.

Publisher: New York : Random House, [2005]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780375505492
0375505490
Branch Call Number: 170.44 Quindlen 2005
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm

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BridgettM
May 18, 2017

I gave up on trying to be perfect long ago, but if that is something with which you struggle, this book may help. It's worth a shot, especially since you should be able to read it in about 15 minutes. If you like the book, I highly recommend A Short Guide to a Happy Life, also by Anna Quindlen and equally short.

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