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Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2007

    A Remarkable Book!

    Improv Wisdom is a remarkable book. Part self-help, part Zen guide book, Madson has come up with a theory and system to living life that is contrary to everything you might think is true, and dead on to everything you know is true. Instead of utilizing the accepted techniques of planning and preparation, Madson tells readers to jump head first into situations. Using skills of improvisational theater that she¿s honed over the years teaching drama, she takes us down a path of living: living each moment, seeing every bit of it as it happens. Instead of fixating on flaws, we learn to delight in every tiny piece of every situation, both good and bad. Instead of obsessing over what might happen, she tells us to jump in and deal with things as they do happen. Like a Zen master, she tells us to be completely present in life, each and every moment. She tells us that it¿s okay to feel insecure and overwhelmed. And that maybe trying to think out every possible scenario that can happen is the root and cause of our anxiety. Spontaneity does away with our feelings of beleaguerment and lets the goodness of each moment show itself. It allows us to live the meaningful lives we always thought we would live, before we allowed ourselves to be burdened by reality. She believes we should not plan every step to the future, but should live in and enjoy the ¿now.¿ Ms. Madson doesn¿t purport to have all the answers, just offers one alternative. She doesn¿t say it will solve all your problems or instantly make you happy, but at the very least, it may make the journey a little more interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Great quick read

    A professor recommended this book, just finished it and thought it was great!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    EXCELLENT

    Definately worth your money and time. Enjoyed it from start to finish. I will pass the book and its wisdom on to others and jump in TODAY!

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