Your life isn't for you : a selfish person's guide to being selfless / Seth Adam Smith.
- ISBN: 9781626562011 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1626562016 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [United States] : Berrett-Koehler Publishers : 2014.
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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 twenty 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 twenty. 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.
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