June 10, 2005
News & Opinion: BOOK REVIEW: What Is Your Life's Work (#9)
The book concludes with a field guide to help you clarify the things in your life which are most important to you. You are then encouraged to begin writing your own letter in order to elaborate your values and pass them on to your loved ones.
Overall, I'd say that this book is a novel concept and is pretty well executed. I would like to have seen a bit more of an overall navigational structure to the book, but this is a minor quibble. The discovery introductions give a brief overview of the general topics of the letters and then let the letters speak for themselves.
Bio: Chris Young is a senior business analyst for a large health care organization. He is an avid reader of business and self improvement books, and enjoys playing golf and guitar in his spare time. Read his blog, Journal This!, at http://cyjournal.blogspot.com.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.