Read for Your Life: 11 Ways to Better Yourself Through Books

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Health Communications, Incorporated, Jun 1, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 284 pages
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'Pat Williams reminds us that reading can transform our lives. But for that to happen we have to turn off the TV and pick up the book. Books give us information, remind us we're human, and above all challenge our imagination. Pat Williams encourages people not to take this gift for granted.'

-- Senator Bill Bradley

"Pat Williams does an extraordinary job illustrating the social and educational benefits of reading."

--David Stern , Commissioner of the National Basketball Association

Have you ever thought, 'I need to read more,' but not known how or where to start? You can start right here! Read for Your Life reignites your love affair with books and shows you how to prioritize reading--no matter how busy you think you are. It's not just about filling that hard-to-find 'downtime.' Books improve your life in every imaginable way and can give you a mental workout guaranteed to keep your brain fit, alert, and active your whole lifetime.

Author Pat Williams is on a mission to help us all fully access and enjoy the power of reading. If Pat--a father of nineteen children, a four-marathon-a-year runner, and the senior vice president of the Orlando Magic--can make time for it, anyone can. With anecdotes and interviews from today's greatest icons in business, academia, and sports--including Alex Rodriguez, Grant Hill, Oprah Winfrey, Rick Warren, and Rudy Giuliani-- Read for Your Life shows you how you can:

Minimize distractions and maximize your reading time

Develop a personalized program for reading more often

Discover the many ways that reading can improve your mental well-being, your outlook on life, and your level of success in your career

Rediscover and reconnect with the real you by reading regularly

The lifetime gift of literacy is inside this book. Unleash it!

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User Review  - JimSerger - LibraryThing

Everyone should read this book, and everyone should share this book with people who don't read--this book is not about just reading, it is about what we gain by reading books--I am sold on why we ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

If you need to get your batteries recharged when it comes to your reading life...this is a good book. The author's enthusiasm is infectious. You find yourself saying, "if this guy can read this many books, I can do the same or better." Read full review

About the author (2007)

Pat Williams is the senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. Also one of America's top motivational, inspirational and humorous speakers, he has addressed employees from many of the Fortune 500 companies and the Million Dollar Round Table.

Peggy Matthews Rose collaborated with Pat Williams on the book How to Be Like Walt Disney.

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