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How Did I Get Here?: Making Peace With the Road Not Taken
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date June 14, 2016
Pages 256
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062275707
ISBN-10 0062275704
Dimensions 0.57 by 5.31 by 8 in.
Original list price $15.99
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A literary exploration that asks seeks to answer the question: Have I lived the life I intended?

Jesse Browner, a novelist with a full-time job at the United Nations, has written a book reminiscent of the Talking Heads classic song "Once in a Lifetime." Based on an essay he wrote for Poets and Writers Magazine, Browner asks hard questions about life choices, about the tendency to believe there is a parallel life that might have been more fulfilling or more free. He wonders: Is the true artist made by single-minded devotion to his craft? Do we compromise our dreams in service to responsibilities to family and jobs?

These questions prompted Browner to take a hard look at himself and the evolution that brought him to this moment of existential doubt. In How Did I Get Here? he divides his adult life into five distinct phases—ambition, love, work, fulfillment, and serenity. Sketching portraits of himself at every stage, he looks for idiosyncrasies, commonalities, and clues—signposts that lead him to today. He also draws on the lives of others, from Franz Kafka to his sister to indie rocker Elliott Smith, in search of understanding. What he finds in his courageous quest is bravely honest and inspiring, touching on what it means to live a life with intention and meaning.



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from Harperwave (June 30, 2015)
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Reprint edition from Perennial (June 14, 2016)
9780062275707 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.31 × 8.00 × 0.57 in. | List price $15.99
About: A literary exploration that asks seeks to answer the question: Have I lived the life I intended?

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