A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

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Thomas Nelson, Sep 28, 2009 - Religion - 288 pages

After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative.

Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.

 

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A very strange book. But it made me laugh a lot, and think about life even more. Apparently Donald Miller has another book called BLUE LIKE JAZZ which was enormously successful, and this book was ... Read full review

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Donald Miller never fails to disappoint - you may not agree with his conclusions but you'll probably enjoy the journey he took to get to them. Anyone who studied narrative therapy in graduate school ... Read full review

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Contents

A Character
55
A Character Who Wants Something
95
A Character Who Wants Something and Overcomes Conflict
169
A Character Who Wants Something and Overcomes Conflict to Get It
215
Afterword
249
About the Author
251
Acknowledgments
252
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Donald Miller has helped more than 3,000 businesses clarify their marketing messages so their companies grow. He's the CEO of StoryBrand, the cohost of the Building a StoryBrand Podcast, and the author of several books, including the bestsellers Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Betsy, and their dogs, Lucy and June Carter.

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