Friday, October 8, 2010

52 Principles For a Better Life: Rules to Live By by Jerry White

52 Principles For a Better Life: Rules to Live By by Jerry White is a new breed of self help themed  books, in a repackaged simple to read format.  It is analagous to a self help outline- a brief summary of common sense, helpful pointers to leading a socially well-adjusted, and fulfilling, moral life style. About a page or two is dedicated to each of the 52 principles, which are in turn grouped into three main categories: "A Better You", "Relationship Rules", and "Enhancing Your Work and Effectiveness".  In otherwords, this is a somewhat like a social skills book written for adults.  Some of the topics range from the trivial, such as "Let Magazines Sit For Two Weeks" to the poltically correct, yet ever popular health conscious trend  "Keep Yourself Fit", "Eat Right" and  finally the arbitrary filler, "Remember Your Past" and "What Not to do"- the later of which is simply a list of suggestions that the author either could not fit in elsewhere or felt did not merit an entire dedicated page. For the most part, most of the suggestions are very practical, and if followed by the reader, would undoubtably lead to a more fulfilling and happier life. Jerry White offers valuable wise advice.  Though this book may appear deceptively simple, the words contain timeless advise and wisdom.  For many of us, who do not have time to read through long self help books, trudging through non applicable anecdotes and personal filler  stories, I highly reccomend this book as a good option.  This book would also make a nice, yet subtle gift for those of us who know a close friend or loved one, who is in need of some useful life skills and advice. As a blogger for Navpress publishers, I recieved a copy of this book for writing a review.  The opinions expressed are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.

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