U-Turn: What If You Woke Up One Morning and Realized You Were Living the Wrong Life?
In this impressively researched and incisive book, Bruce Grierson draws on over three hundred stories of so-called "U-turners," who have risked their livelihoods to answer a sudden wake-up call. We meet people who change political parties and careers, doctors who quit to become poets, men who become women, people who suddenly become revolutionaries for a cause they didn't care about the day before. In chapters that address everything from the neuroscience behind epiphanies to the possibility of "forcing" a U-turn, Grierson brilliantly describes and elucidates this powerful, mysterious phenomenon, and in doing so illuminates all of our continual struggles with life choices and identity.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mjennings26 - LibraryThing
An interesting book about people who radically changed their lives, mostly after some significant "lightening bolt" experience. The author profiles people like Julia "Butterfly" Hill, the redwood tree ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JeremyPreacher - LibraryThing
I was much more excited about this book from the first ten pages than it turned out to deserve. While there were a lot of interesting anecdotes about people who made drastic changes in their lives ... Read full review
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