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Publisher Comments:

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 bestseller A 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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

ANNA QUINDLEN is the author of four novels–Blessings, Black and Blue, One True Thing, Object Lessons–and five nonfiction books: Loud and Clear, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud, and How Reading Changed My Life. She has also written two children’s books: The Tree That Came to Stay and Happily Ever After. Her New York Times column “Public and Private” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Her column now appears every other week in Newsweek.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307482129
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Self-Help : Personal Growth - Happiness
Author:
Quindlen, Anna
Author:
Anna Quindlen
Subject:
High school graduates
Subject:
Young adults
Subject:
Perfection
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Personal Growth - Happiness
Subject:
Young adults -- Conduct of life.
Subject:
High school graduates -- Conduct of life.
Subject:
Happiness
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050426
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
64

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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